Master Classes, 2020-21

Master Classes for South Asia Studies
Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
Professor Katherine Ewing, Director of the South Asia Institute, has organized an interdisciplinary series of online "Master Classes" with Columbia South Asia faculty.  The Master Classes will provide an opportunity for students to hear faculty present their work, to meet and interact (remotely) with each speaker, and to become more integrated into Columbia’s South Asia community.   Students are encouraged to do the assigned readings in advance.
Participation in the Master Classes is limited to Columba students and faculty affiliates. Both undergraduate and graduate students may attend.  A tentative schedule of the Master Classes is listed below.
In order to participate in the Master Classes, students must send the following information to William Carrick at <>.
UNI and Columbia email address
Department (graduate students)
Major (undergraduate students)
School (Columbia College, Barnard, GSAS, etc.)
Expected date of graduation
If you are accepted as a participant, you must agree to be subscribed to a listserv for future announcements about the master classes: changes to the schedule, new meetings, etc.  You may unsubscribe to the listserv at any time.
Schedule of Meetings as of December 10, 2020 with links to Recordings
Friday, September 18, 10am-12pm:  Sudipta Kaviraj (MESAAS)
Friday, September 25, 10am-12pm:  Partha Chatterjee (MESAAS, Political Science, Anthropology)
Friday, October 9, 10am-12pm:  John Stratton Hawley, (Religion)
Friday, October 16, 10am-12pm: Rachel McDermott (Religion)
Friday, October 30, 10am-12pm: Katherine Ewing (Religion; Director, South Asia Institute)
"Sufis and the State: An Ethnographic Approach"
Friday, November, 20, 10am-12pm:  Anupama Rao (History and MESAAS)
Friday, December 4, 10am-12pm:  Mana Kia (MESAAS)
Spring 2021 Meetings as of December 10, 2020

Monday, February 8, 4:15pm - 5:45pm:  Akeel Bilgrami (Philosophy)

Monday, March 29, 4:15pm - 5:45pm:  Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (University Professor)