Book Launch for Prof. Jesse Knutson
Time: 04:30 PM–06:00 PM
Location: @ Tokioka Room, Moore Hall 319
Join us in celebrating the launch of CSAS faculty Jesse Knutson's new book, Into the Twilight of Sanskrit Court Poetry: The Sena Salon of Bengal and Beyond.
Book description: At the turn of the twelfth-century into the thirteenth, at the court of King Laksmanasena of Bengal, Sanskrit poetry showed profound and sudden changes: a new social scope made its definitive entrance into high literature. Courtly and pastoral, rural and urban, cosmopolitan and vernacular confronted each other in a commingling of high and low styles. A literary salon in what is now Bangladesh, at the eastern extreme of the nexus of regional courtly cultures that defined the age, seems to have implicitly reformulated its entire literary system in the context of the imminent breakdown of the old courtly world, as Turkish power expanded and redefined the landscape. Through close readings of a little-known corpus of texts from eastern India, this ambitious book demonstrates how a local and rural sensibility came to infuse the cosmopolitan language of Sanskrit, creating a regional literary idiom that would define the emergence of the Bengali language and its literary traditions.
CSAS Fall Get Together
Time: 04:00 PM–06:00 PM
Location: @ Tokioka Room, Moore Hall 319
Come join us with CSAS's Fall get together! We will be welcoming new and returning students and faculty.
Public Lecture: Hasan Elahi, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Director of Digital Cultures and Creativity
Time: 06:30 PM–08:00 PM
Location: @ Art Auditorium
Hasan Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines issues of surveillance, citizenship, migration, transport, and borders and frontiers. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at venues such as SITE Santa Fe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Sundance Film Festival, Kassel Kulturbahnhof, The Hermitage, and at the Venice Biennale. Elahi was recently invited to speak about his work at the Tate Modern, Einstein Forum, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, World Economic Forum, and at TED Global. His awards include grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, Art Matters Foundation, and a Ford Foundation/Phillip Morris National Fellowship. In 2010, he was an Alpert/MacDowell Fellow and in 2009, was Resident Faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Elahi is currently Associate Professor of Art at University of Maryland where he is Director of Digital Cultures and Creativity in the Honors College. He will be an Artist in Residence at Shangri La from October 29-November 9, 2014.
Co-sponsored with the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, UHM Center for South Asian Studies, and the UHM International Cultural Studies Program.
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Past Events 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