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Politics

Maps, mother goddess, and martyrdom in modern India

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Sumathi Ramaswamy
Date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2008 -
09:30 to 17:30
Location: 
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Sumathi

Of gods and globes: The territorialisation of Hindu deities in popular visual culture

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Sumathi Ramaswamy
Date: 
Thursday, May 8, 2008 -
09:30 to 17:30
Location: 
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Sumathi

Two Kashmiri lives in the Calukya Deccan

Lecture Type: 
Majewski Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Whitney Cox
Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 17:00
Location: 

From the eleventh century, there is evidence of a remarkable pattern of the circulation of goods, men, and texts between two seemingly unlikely corners of southern Asia: the Valley of Kashmir and the western Deccan (in what is now Karnataka). The broad contours of this mobile world can be traced through a variety of methods, including political history, numismatics, archeology, and the history of art.

 
In this presentation, however, Dr Cox will concentrate on literary evidence, touching on the lives of two Kashmirian brahmans who found employment in the court of the Kalyani Calukya emperor
First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Whitney

Hinduism, non-violence and the costs of terrorism: towards an Indian mediation service?

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Thomas Daffern
Date: 
Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 14:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

This talk will address research into the history and philosophy of non-violence in Indian religious traditions, including Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism. It will ask whether the stress on ahimsa in the Indian philosophical tradition is something worth preserving, even in the face of terrorist attacks such as most recently in Mumbai, and if so, how can that be done? The proposal to launch an Indian Union Mediation Service will be presented as one intelligent way to square this ethical circle of idealism versus realpolitik.

 
Dr Thomas C. Daffern is a specialist in peace studies, comparative
First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Thomas

Indian Foreign Policy: Shifting Roles and Challenges in the New Decade

Lecture Type: 
Ford Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
HE Nalin Surie
Date: 
Monday, February 1, 2010 - 17:00
Location: 
Examinations Schools

A review of principal foreign policy development in the first decade of the 21st century and implications for the second decade.

 
Nalin Surie is the High Commissioner for India in the UK. He is an expert on India-China relations.
First name (inc. titles): 
HE Nalin