3rd Annual Graduate Conference on South Asia

Graduate student paper presentations on various topics on South Asia Keynote address: Prof. Ayesha Jalal, Mary Richardson Professor of History Tufts University

Friday, April 20, 2018

8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Charles E Young Research Library Main Conference Room

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Third Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference on

South Asia at UCLA, April 20, 2018

Keynote address:
Prof. Ayesha Jalal
Mary Richardson Professor of History Tufts University

This event is free and open to the public.


8:50 am   Opening remarks
9:00 am:  A Changing Landscape: Money, marriage, and motherhood in rural Matlab, Bangladesh
Madeleine Zoeller, UCLA
9:35 am   Performing tradition within the context of postcolonial modernity: Sangeet Natak Akademi’s discourse on Contemporary Indian Dance
Arushi Singh, UCLA
10:10 am   Falling through the Majority-Minority Crack: Ahmadiyya Resistance in Pakistan
Misbah Hyder, UC Irvine
10:45 am   Chai
11:00 am   Inscribing chronic pain in Kolkata, India  
Shagufta Kaur Bhangu, Shiv Nadar University/UCSF-UC Berkeley
11:35 am    Unraveling a National Symbol: Partition and the Lahore Museum
Aparna Kumar, UCLA
12:05 pm   Lunch
1:30 pm  Composition for temple speakers: some notes on devotional music and noise
Sindhu Thirumalaisamy, UCSD
2:05 pm  Nonviolence, Transformed Imaginaries and Altered Normativity: The Voices of the Khudai Khidmatgars in the North-West Frontier of British India
Safoora Arbab, UCLA
2:40 pm  Mapping social mobility: unpacking the relationship between transport, education and caste in Bengaluru, India 
Jananie Kalyanaraman, UCLA
3:15 pm   Chai
3:30 pm   Keynote
4:50 pm   Reception

Sponsor(s): , Anthropology, Center for the Study of Religion, Department of History, Asian Languages & Cultures, The Dean of Social Sciences, The Institute on Inequality and Democracy, The Doshi Chair in Indian Studies

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