South Asia Seminars in 2012
The anthropologists contribution to the idea of India
Wednesday 14 November, 12 - 1.00pm, Venue: International Seminar room, John Woolley building
No RSVP required
Professior Sujata Patel, Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, India
Sujata Patel is a sociologist at the University of Hyderabad. An historical sensibility and a combination of four perspectives-Marxism, feminism, spatial studies and post structuralism/ post colonialism influences her work which covers diverse areas such as modernity and social theory, history of sociology/social sciences, city-formation, social movements, gender construction, reservation, quota politics and caste and class formations in India. She is also an active interlocutor of teaching and learning practices, its reconstitution within the classroom, University structures and through national and international professional bodies.
Intensely Soul: Transformational Odissi Indian dance and music
Wednesday 19th Sept (7-9pm), Saturday 22nd Sept (9-11pm), Sunday 23rd Sept (7-9pm) - Italian Forum Cultural Centre, 23 Norton St. Leichardt
Workshop: Monday 24th Sept (6-8pm)
Bookings Essential: Sydney Fringe Box Office
Nirmal Jena Singh and Pratibha Jena Singh
Nirmal and Pratibha represent fourteen generations of Indian dance and music. They are truly gifted and versatile artists, who dance, sing and play several instruments. They are accomplished performers and highly experienced teachers. Every season of performances presented in Australia by Nirmal Jena has been sold out so there is considerable interest in his art among Indians and the wider community.
Intensely Soul media release (PDF 300KB)
The Vedanta Philosophy of India
Thursday 5 July,12 – 1.00pm, Venue: International Seminar room, John Woolley building (old US Studies Centre)
No RSVP required
Professor. Damodar Thakur, Professor and Chairman, Department of English Faculty of Arts and Humanities Sana’a University
B.A. (Hons in English), M.A. in English (Bihar University in India)
Post M.A. Studies in Applied Linguistics & Stylisitcs ( University of Edinburg. U.K.)
Ph. D. in Linguistic Stylistics (University of Reading, U.K.)
India Labour law reform debate: What are the real issues for employment in India?
Tuesday July 10th, 12.30-2pm, Venue: Level 4 Meeting Room, Law School (enter at Eastern Ave and go up 2 floors)
A light lunch will be provided.
Please RSVP to: email@example.com
Towards a Political History of Britishness in India. The Contribution of Lord Cornwallis
Friday April 13, 12.30 – 1.30pm, International Seminar Room, John Woolley building (old US Studies Centre)
Claude Markovits is an historian of modern India. His main research interests are in the history of colonial India, with a specific focus on the Indian nationalist movement, Gandhi, Indian business, and merchant diasporas from South Asia. His publications include Indian Business and Nationalist Politics 1931-39 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985), The Global World of Indian Merchants (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2 000), A History of Modern India 1480-1950 (London: Anthem Press, 2 002) and The Un-Gandhian Gandhi : The Life and Afterlife of the Mahatma (Delhi: Permanent Black , 2004).
He is a Senior Research Fellow Emeritus at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and is affiliated with the Centre of Indian and South Asian Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
Leveraging India: Strategies for Global Competitiveness
Wednesday 11, 9 - 5pm and Thursday, 12 April, 9 - 1.00pm, New Law School Seminar 020
Emerging Market Internationalization Research Group (EMIRG)
The University of Sydney Business School
Institute of Global Management Studies (IGMS), Fox School of Business, Temple University
Convenors: Sid Gray, Vikas Kumar, Ram Mudambi, and Chinmay Pattnaik
Farok Contractor, Rutgers University
Andrew Delios, National University of Singapore
Amitendu Palit, Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS
Ram Mudambi, Temple University
Ravi Ramamurti, Northeastern University
India’s rise in the global economy has generated interest among corporate executives worldwide as well as management, international business and strategy scholars. A recent publication, titled ‘The India Way’ (Capelli, Singh, Singh & Useem, 2010) by the Harvard Business Press showcases how India’s top business leaders are revolutionizing management practice. Australian and other western multinationals that intend to do business in India or with India can learn from some of these rather unique management practices. Australian multinationals in particular have considerable experience in the Chinese/Asian market and are aware of the Chinese/Asian management techniques. As they expand their footprint, understanding the subtleties of Indian businesses becomes imperative.
The conference aims to advance our understanding of innovation, internationalization and entrepreneurship in India and how outsiders, particularly Western firms, can leverage India’s potential for their own global competitiveness. The following three tracks will serve as the basis of discussion and debate during the conference:
Please RSVP: Amanda Sayan, Program Manager IPDF & South Asia
For more information about EMIRG please refer to the following webpage: EMIRG