Kalari Dance Lecture Demonstration and Workshop by Krithika Rajagopalan and Dipankar Mukerjee
Time: 12:30 PM–01:50 PM
Location: @ MB118 Dance Studio
Cosponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance, the Center for South Asian Studies, and Shangri La Center for Islamic Arts and Cultures. The workshop is part of the Rama Watumull Collaborative Lecture Series.
For more information contact: Kara Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org 956-2596
The Power Within: The Love Story of Mehrunissa and Khurru - Performances from 'Celebrating the Arts of Mughal India'
Time: 07:30 PM–07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art
March 13, 7:30 p.m.
The Power Within: The Love Story of Mehrunissa and Khurrum (Performance)
One of the greatest love stories of Mughal history is interpreted through dance, spoken word, music and poetry in an original performance by Shangri La Artists-in-Residence Dipankar Mukherjee and Krithika Rajagopalan. Mukherjee is the creative director of the Pangea World Theatre in Minneapolis; Rajagopalan is the creative director and a principle dancer at the Natya Dance Theatre in Chicago. For tickets, visit www.honolulumuseum.org.
March 14, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
The Power Within: The Love Story of Mehrunissa and Khurrum (Performance)
One of the greatest love stories of Mughal history is interpreted through dance, spoken word, music and poetry in this open-air, original performance by Shangri La Artists-in-Residence Dipankar Mukherjee and Krithika Rajagopalan. Mukherjee is Creative Director of the Pangea World Theatre, Minneapolis; Rajagopalan is Creative Director and Principle Dancer of the Natya Dance Theatre, Chicago. Performance followed by buffet dinner. Tickets are $40 and must be reserved in advance.'
These two performances are in conjunction with Shangri La's opening of the Mughal Suite. The full list of events can be seen here.
Lecture by Dr. Jonah Steinberg, "Stain: Undesirable Subjects and the Spectacle City"
Time: 03:00 PM–04:30 PM
Location: @ Crawford Hall 115
"Stain: Undesirable Subjects and the Spectacle City"
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology,
University of Vermont
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 3:00 PM, IN CRAWFORD HALL 115
This talk looks at two contemporary instances of urban cleansing in cities offering themselves for global spectacle: the eviction, expulsion, and segregation of Roma (“Gypsies”) in Marseille, and the deportation of beggars from Delhi’s streets. I engage these cases to consider whether historical conditions have generated both a certain common prototype for the unwanted, undesirable subject who allegedly requires purging, on the one hand, and a certain type of spectacle city, on the other. What is shared between these two disparate settings? What conditions bring them together? By comparing two (or more) examples, it becomes possible to ask both whether patterns are emerging across cultures in the kind of person that can be deemed dispensable, expendable, or expellable in the neoliberal spectacle city, and whether the spectacle city is emerging as a kind of thing. Drawing on royal edicts, law, public texts, and years of ethnographic work, I will interrogate how globally-inflected campaigns of authoring cityspace are translated into the daily and lived experience of those whose lives, under such regimes, are deemed dispensable, and how, in turn, they push back, in part by occupying unclaimed zones, thus defying the power being exerted over their living space. I will conclude with the discussion of an interesting place where these two historical threads come together: in the proposed removal from Delhi of groups that came to be labeled “Gypsy” under European administration, but with whom certain European Romani groups also identify.
Jonah Steinberg is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont. He received his BA from Swarthmore College, and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. His first book, Isma’ili Modern: Globalization and Identity in a Muslim Community, was awarded the biannual Citizenship Book Prize from the Center for the Study of Citizenship. His more recent projects, funded in part by the NSF, explore both the journeys of child runaways in postcolonial India and emergent responses among European Roma to racism and segregation
Co-sponsored by Center for South Asian Studies
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Past Events UH CSAS Spring Get Together! “Love, Indigenous Culture, and the Village in Nepali Music” by Dr. Anna Stirr, Dept. of Asian Studies Brown Bag Biography Talk with CSAS PhD Student Anjoli Roy Exhibition - Colorful Stories: Indian Folk Paintings Learning from Mughal Architecture (Lecture) by Prof. Kazi Ashraf Remembering 1984 - Screening of "The Widow Colony" Public Lecture: Hasan Elahi, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Director of Digital Cultures and Creativity CSAS Fall Get Together RWCLS Talk and Performance: Joshua Feinberg (Sitar) and Nilan Chaudhuri (Tabla) Book Launch for Prof. Jesse Knutson UH Bollywood Film Series: 'Bombay Talkies' (2013) Gitiara Nasreen - "Whitening People of Color: The Racial Construction of Beauty for the (Market) Beast" CSAS Closed for Summer "Brave New South Asia: Science, Technology and Society" - Day 3 of CSAS Annual Symposium "Brave New South Asia: Science, Technology and Society" - Day 2 of CSAS Annual Symposium "Brave New South Asia: Science, Technology and Society" - Day 1 of CSAS Annual Symposium Dr. Nayan Shah - Empires, Economy and the Transits of Sex Dr. Nayan Shah - "Race, Sexuality, and Asian American Studies" RWCLS Seminar - Nandini Chandra RWCLS Lecture - Nandini Chandra, 2/19 Oceania Literary Series - South Asian Diaspora Poetry Asia and the Pacific in German Culture Conference - 2/14-2/15 RWCLS Lecture by Dr. Sapana Doshi (Hosted by the UH Manoa Department of Geography) RWCLS Seminar by Dr. Dhrubesh Regmi: Music and Intellectual Property Rights in Nepal RWCLS Lecture by Dr. Dhrubesh Regmi: Music For Peace and Harmony: The Efforts of Sukarma in the Nepali Context Book Launch for Prof. Kazi Ashraf CSAS/School of Public Health Lecture by Anusha Bharadwaj Look Back: Move Forward - Anniversary Dance Concert LSAC's 3rd Annual Bollywood Night Lecture Demonstration: Rhythmic Structures in Bharatanatyam Technique by Dr. Anita Vallabh CSAS Fall Get Together Lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Louis "Cedar" - Thursday, Oct.10, 12-1pm, Saunders 443 Lecture by Dr. Kazi Ashraf - "The Hut in the Forest: Asceticism and Architecture" P. Sainath Event - Lecture for the Political Science Colloquium Series P. Sainath Event - Reception followed by Public Lecture P. Sainath Event - Hālau ʻO Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies Land, Water, Seeds - Church of the Crossroads Land, Water, Seeds: The Roots of the Agricultural Crisis in India, Hawaii, and Beyond Land, Water, Seeds - Moloka‘i Event Bollywood & Beyond: Costume in Indian Film Film Showing of "A Tribe of His Own," a film about P. Sainath, India's Foremost Investigator Violence Against Women and Girls in Public Spaces Sensing South Asia - CSAS 30th Annual Symposium Forum for Graduate Students Interested in the Study of South Asia RWCLS Seminar - David Gordon White RWCLS Lecture - David Gordon White Book Launch for Professor Kazi Ashraf A Talk by Bryce Beemer, Department of History, UH Manoa, 2/21, 1-2:15pm, Sakamaki A201 Taiko Drum and Dance - UHM Dance Production T.V. Paul "War Making and State Building: Pakistan in Comparative Perspective Words in the World: Literatures, Oratures, and New Meeting Grounds Vandana Shiva Hawai'i Seed Tour HER-STORY - Women's Autobiographies in Hindi by Dr. Monika Browarczyk Bollywood Night and Nepali Music Ensemble Colloquium - Bryce Beemer, Thursday, 11/1 @12pm, Tokioka Room (Moore 319) CSAS Fall Semester Get Together Book Launch: Prof. S. Shankar's Flesh and Fish Blood: Postcolonialism, Translation, and the Vernacular " We Are All Sikhs:" A Teach-In on the Sikh Temple Shooting in Wisconsin Professor Reece Jones' Book Launch European Encounters with Islam in Asia (1500-1800) 18th Annual Study Abroad Fair Women's Studies Colloquium Series - Presentation by Dr. Anna M. Stirr Bollywood Mondays - The Dirty Picture (2011) The City Vulnerable: Plan Making and the Making of Modern Disasters Rama Watumull Collabaorative Lecture Series Seminar: Dr. Susan Bayly (University of Cambridge) Rama Watumull Collaborative Lecture Series: Dr. Susan Bayly (University of Cambridge) Rama Watumull Collaborative Lecture Series featuring Nazli Kibria CSAS Spring Colloquium Series: Dr. L. Ayu Saraswati Bharatanatyam Performance by Rama Watumull Distinguished Indian Scholar Anita Shanmuganathan 4-6pm Fall Get-Together at Tokioka Room, Moore 319. For our Fall 2011 events check back with us in August. Bollywood Dance Night and student showcase of Hindi language Rama Watamull Collaborative Lecture Series featuring Rupal Oza Invited Lecture by Nitasha Sharma Invited Lecture by Arvind Rajagopal Special screening of Ramchand Pakistani Media, Culture & Democracy in South Asia Lecture and Discussion Colloquium Talk and Discussion Dr. Saurabh Dube Lecture Dr. Ishita Banerjee Lecture Kathakali Residency