Indo-American Community Lectureship in India Studies

The Indo-American Community Lectureship in India Studies enables ISAS to bring prominent individuals from India to Berkeley every other year to deliver a lecture and interact with campus and community members during a one to two-week stay. We are supported in this by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), which pays the visitor’s international airfare. Past Lectureship holders include Upendra Baxi, Andre Beteille, Madhav Gadgil, Ramachandra Guha, Meenakshi Mukherjee, Narendra Panjwani, Anuradha Kapur, Ashis Nandy, Amita Baviskar and Romila Thapar.

The lectureship is an offshoot of the Indo Amercan Community Chair in India Studies.

Indo-American Community Lecturers (since 2009)

April 25, 2019Tanika Sarkar: Intimate Violence - Colonial Lawmaking and Cultural Nationalism in 19th Century India
Nov 2, 2017Nandini Sundar: Hostages to Democracy - India at 70
March 11, 2016Pratap Bhanu Mehta: India's Trapped Transitions
April 9, 2015Nivedita Menon: Women's Rights to Land and the Challenge of the Commons
April 16, 2014Romila Thapar: Representing the Past as History: Early North India
April 10, 2012 Amita Baviskar: Good to Eat, Good to Think - Mapping Social and Ecological Change through Food
March 3, 2009Ashis Nandy: Coming Home -  Religion, Mass Violence and Exiled and Secret Selves