Videos & Podcasts


Sir Fazle Hasan Abed A Quiet Revolution in Bangladesh  (3/30/2015)


Justice Markandey Katju The Future of India (3/19/2015)


Zakir Hussain Jazz Fusion Master Class (3/11/2015)

Zakir Hussain Changing Role of the Tabla Player (3/10/15)


Zakir Hussain The 2015 Regents' Lecture (3/5/15)

Elizabeth Chatterjee  Electricity & India’s Fragmented State (3/2/15)

SPRING 2015  

Sandip Roy on his debut novel Don't Let Him Know (2/12/2105)

Conference Fixing Pakistan's Education (2/7/15)

Ajay Gehlawat Female Sexuality in Contemporary Hindi Cinema (11/18/2014)

Sanchita Saxena Made in in Bangladesh, Cambodia, & Sri Lanka (10/30/2014)

Ayesha Siddiqa Religion, State and Society in Pakistan (10/26/2014)

Alka Patel Geopolitics & Material Culture in 10th C North India (10/23/2014)

Hansal Mehta Shahid and the voice of Sanity (10/21/2014)

Bilal Tanweer The Scatter Here is too Great (10/15/2014)


Manoj Mitta The Fiction of Fact Finding: Modi and Godhra (10/14/2014)


Nirupama Rao Women Who Lead: Pages from an Indian Story (10/07/2014)


Parul Dave Mukherji Art History in India and Its Discontents (09/17/2014) Who is afraid of Mimesis? Contesting the Common Sense of Indian Aesthetics (09/18/2014)

 SPRING 2014

Anjum Altaf How to (Really) Fix Pakistan's Education

Nahar Alam, YaliniDream & Jennifer Samuel Claiming our Voice (09/08/2014)

Lata Mani & Nicolás Grandi De Sidere 7: Desire's Vexed Status (05/01/14)

Mona Kanwal Sheikh Talking with the Pakistani Taliban (04/30/2014)

Nilika Mehrotra Consuming Gold: Reframing Gender, Property & Aesthetics in India (04/29/2014)

Ramachandra Guha Gandhi before India: A reading 

Dipesh Chakrabarty Beyond Capital: Climate Change and the Problem of Scale in Human History (04/18/2014)

Diana Eck Kumbh Mela 2013: Mapping the Ephemeral City (04/18/2014)

Romila Thapar Representing the Past as History: Early North India  (04/16/2014)

Sunita Narain Reinvent Growth without Pollution - Can India do it? (04/10/2014)

Qamar Adamjee Ancient Persia, Colonial India & a Zoroastrian silver bowl (03/13/2014)

Mohsin Hamid Fiction and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (03/10/14)

Kalpana Sharma  Manufacturing Choice: The Media and Indian Elections (02/27/2014) 

A conference on South Asian Art Collecting South Asia: Archiving South Asia (02/18/2014) 

Audrey Truschke A Persianate Empire?: Sanskrit Literature and Literati at the Mughal court, 1560-1660 (02/12/2014) 

Sanjay Subrahmanyam Courtly Encounters: Translating Courtliness and Violence in Early Modern Eurasia (02/07/2014) 

 FALL 2013

Mohammed Hanif Mangoes, Alice, and the Missing Baloch (01/30/2014)

Gurcharan Das India: The need for a strong liberal state (11/20/2013)  

Mahmood Farooqui  Festival of Dastangoi at Berkeley (11/7/2013)

Patricia Jeffery Underserved & Overdosed? Muslims and the Pulse Polio Initiative (10/15/2013)

Rehman Sobhan Challenging the Injustice of Poverty: An agenda for inclusive development in South Asia (10/11/2013)

Chris Fuller Occupation, Race & Hierarchy: Colonial Theories of Caste and Society in India, 1871-1947  (10/10/2013) 

Asma Jahangir Democratic Transitions in Pakistan and its Impact on Human Rights (10/08/2013) 

Amit Chaudhuri Calcutta: Two Years in the City (10/04/2013) 

 SPRING 2013

Kavita Krishnan Women Want Freedom: Shifting the Terms of the Debate (09/26/2103)

A. R. Venkatachalapathy  The Birth of the Tamil Author  (05/03/2013)

Kalpana Ram  Fertile Disorder: Spirit Possession and its Provocation of the Modern  (05/01/2013)

William Dalrymple  Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42 (05/01/2013)

Feisal Alkazi The Changing Role of Women in Indian Theater: From the 1940's to 2013 (04/25/2013)

Blake Wentworth Bhakti Demands Biography: Crafting the Life of a Tamil Saint  (04/24/2013)

Wasif Rizvi, Nauman Naqvi, Charles Timothy Spracklen Higher Education in Pakistan: Designing a Liberal Core for Post-Colonial Pakistan (04/23/2013)

Sumeet Mhaskar
Mumbai's Ex-millworkers' Political Mobilisation on the Rehabilitation Question (04/22/2013)

Isha Ray Safe Water for South Asia - Water & the Millennium Development Goals (04/20/2013)

Cheryl Colopy  Dirty, Sacred Rivers: Confronting South Asia's Water Crisis (04/20/2013)

Ulka Anjaria, Ajay Gehlawat, & Snehal Shingavi The Slumdog Phenomenon: A Panel Discussion  (03/14/2013)

Pranab Bardhan Corruption in India: When Preaching Piety is not Enough (03/07/2013)

   FALL 2012


Sugata Ray For the Love of Land: Corporeal Topophilia and the Remaking of “State Space” in Colonial India (03/04/2013)


David Lewis Repositioning Bangladesh: A Conversation on its Achievements and Future Challenges (02/22/2013)


Gurinder Singh Mann  From Stockton to Oak Creek: A Sikh Century in the United States (11/13/2012)


Rohini Nilekani Urban Water Futures: Can India's small towns show the way (10/30/2012) 


Kumkum Roy Pedagogical Contexts and Contents: Ancient Indian History and Questions of Gender in the 21st century  (10/23/2012)


Nayomi Munaweera  Island of a Thousand Mirrors: A novel about the Sri Lankan civil war  (10/18/2012)

Vikram Seth  The Writer and the World: On Literature, Music, Imagination and Critical Reflection in India and Beyond (10/16/2012)


Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay Taking Callon To Calcutta: Performativity & Political Economy in the Colony (10/9/2012)


Mahmood Farooqui Dastangoi: The Lost Art of Story-telling in Urdu (10/6/2012)


Pankaj Mishra From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia (10/3/2012)


Shahzad Bashir & Robert Crews Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Af-Pak Borderlands (9/27/2012)


Aruna Roy Democracy vs Capitalism in India (9/20/2012)

  SPRING 2012


Srikanth Nadhamuni Aadhaar: The Implementation of the largest national ID project in the world (9/13/2012)


S Y Quraishi An Undocumented Wonder: Managing the World's Biggest Elections (9/12/012)


Sonia Faleiro Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars (5/1/2012)


Michael Levien The Politics of Dispossession: Understanding India's 'Land Wars' (04/19/12)

Vasudha Dalmia Of Departures & Farewells: Life in a Civil Lines Bungalow in Allahabad, '47 (04/17/12)

Daisy Rockwell The Little Book of Terror (04/13/12)

Prithvi Shobhi Towards a Social History of Violence in medieval South India (04/12/12)

Amita Baviskar Good to Eat, Good to Think: Mapping Social & Ecological Change thru Food (04/10/12)


Riffat Masood Musings on Pakistan: A Guftugu with the Consul General of Pakistan (04/5/12)


Samia Altaf  Why Foreign Aid Does Not Work In Countries Like Pakistan (03/16/12)

Ajay Gehlawat Goris in the Story: On the Shifting Dynamics of Whiteness in Bollywood (3/15/2012)


Zahid Hussain Sources of Tension: Pakistan, Its Neighbors and Regional Security (2/10/12)

 FALL 2011


David Gilmartin  Environmental History and the Creation of Pakistan (2/2/12)


Nirupama Rao India and Asia-Pacific: An Emerging Partnership. Text of speech here. (12/5/11)


Ashok Gadgil Locally-affordable arsenic remediation of drinking water for South Asia (11/17/11)


Nosheen Ali Poetry, Power, Protest: Re-imagining Muslim Nationhood in Northern Pakistan (11/10/11)

Munis Faruqui  Dara Shukoh, Vedanta, and Succession in Mughal India  (11/03/2011)

Tapan Parikh Giving People Voice (10/27/2011)

Amitav Ghosh River of Smoke (10/19/2011)

Hussain Haqqani Pakistan and the US: Challenges and Opportunities (10/17/11)

Naiza Khan Guftugu: Contemporary Pakistani Art (10/16/11)

Vasundhara Sirnate The Politics of 'Tribe' and India's Counterinsurgency Campaigns in Mizoram and Chhattisgarh  (9/29/11)

Salima Hashmi Guftugu: Celebrating Faiz Ahmed Faiz  (9/25/11)

P. Sainath: Pay-to-print: How Media Corruption Undermines Indian Democracy (4/11/11)