2017-18 Events Programming

Except as noted, the default time and location for all events:
Time:               4:15-5:45pm
Location:         Knox Hall, Room 208
606 West 122nd Street, between Broadway and Claremont
Friday, November 17
A Talk by Dr. Aman Hingorani
Unravelling the Kashmir Knot
Unravelling the Kashmir Knot offers insights from a geo-strategic, legal, historical and political perspective, and a framework to understand the multi-layered Kashmir problem. Dr. Aman M. Hingorani is a lawyer and mediator in the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi, and Senior Partner at Hingorini and Associates.  He earned an LLM at the University of Warwick, and a PhD at the University of Delhi. Dr. Hingorani has acted as an arbitrator and as adjunct faculty to teach law students and run training courses for judicial officers, lawyers and law teachers. He has taught in programs at the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal; Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi; Indian Law Institute, New Delhi; Keble College, University of Oxford; Law School, Warwick University; and the South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Hingorini is the author of Unravelling the Kashmir Knot (2016).
Time:               5:00-6:00pm
Location:         Knox Hall, Room 208
606 West 122nd Street, between Broadway and Claremont
Monday, November 20
A Talk by Shahid Amin (Visiting Professor, Columbia Department of History)
"A Learned Clerk in the Colonial Archive: Ram Gharib Chaube, c. 1880-1900"
Moderated by Partha Chatterjee (Anthropology and MESAAS)
Shahid Amin is a Visiting Professor in the Columbia Department of History during Fall 2017.  He specializes in Modern South Asian History, with a special interest in the political, social and intellectual history of the unlettered women and men. He is interested in combining close readings of colonial texts, political and judicial,  with historical fieldwork. He earned his PhD at Oxford, and has been a Visiting Fellow at Princeton, Stanford, and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.   His publications include, Event, Metaphor, Memory: Chauri Chaura, 1922-1992 (1995); and the edited volume, A Concise Encyclopedia of North Indian Peasant Life ( 2005). His latest work is Conquest & Community: the Afterlife of Warrior Saint Ghazi Miyan (2016). He is completing a study on the role of learned Indian clerks, working under colonial official-scholars, in the compilation and systematization of linguistic knowledge and dialectology during the period 1890s-1920s.