Friday Schedule

Room Session 1 8:30 AM - 10:15 AM Session 2 10:30 AM - 12:15 AM Session 3 1:45 AM - 3:30 AM Session 4 3:45 AM - 5:30 AM
Assembly Room
Coffee Break -- 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM -- University Foyer (second floor)
Movements in the ‘After’: Crafting Responses to New Political Imperatives
Coffee Break -- 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM -- University Foyer (second floor)
Empire and Liberalism in Colonial India
Lunch On Your Own -- 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
The Forties: The Past and Future of India's International Engagements
Coffee Break -- 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM -- University Foyer (second floor)
South Asia from its edges: border-subjects and the fashioning of empires and nations
Capitol Ballroom A Abundant Events, Present Pasts and Future Imaginings: Robert Orsi’s Metric of Presence in Hindu Contexts Challenging the Boundaries of Pilgrimage in South Asia Corporate Gods and Sacred Development: Toward a Genealogy of Market Religion Placing Rāmānuja within the Intellectual History of the Śrīvaiṣṇava Tradition
Capitol Ballroom B Marking Heteronormative Masculinity : Possible Directions to Theorize Neoliberal, Visual, Literary, Digital Representations of South Asian Masculinities The Importance of Being ‘Educated’: Women, Learning, and Mobility in Modern India Marrying for a Future: Marriage as Artistry in South Asia Online Lives, Offline Lives: Women and Digital Platforms in Contemporary India
Caucus Room Stone Bead Technologies of Harappa, the Indus Tradition and Beyond Regional Styles of Indus Seals, Faience Ornaments and Pottery of the Indus Cities The Foundations of South Asian Cuisine: Indus Foodways in Urban and Rural Settlements Recent Advances in the Archaeology of South Asia: Regional Surveys, Excavations and Analyses: Part 1.
Conference Room 1 Mādhva Vedānta in Context: Charisma, Critique, and the Legitimation of a Religious Movement, 1300-1600 Southern Style: Parallel Developments across Kannada and Telugu Poetics History and Collective Memory in South Asia’s Many Pasts The Ethics of Aesthetics in Mahābhārata Commentaries and Retellings
Conference Room 2 Reframing Literary Traditions in Precolonial Contexts Reframing Literary Traditions in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts Adaptiveness in Urdu Across Fields and Genres Book Roundtable: Paradoxes of the Popular: Crowd Politics in Bangladesh (Stanford University Press, July 2019) by Nusrat S Chowdhury, (Amherst College)
Conference Room 3 ‘Mapping the world and self’: travel and geographical imagination(s) in South Asia and the Empire Environmental Histories, Politics, and Management The Human-Elephant Boundary in South Asia: Interspecies Conflict, Conflicts of Interest, and Coexistence Creative Practices of Coolie and Former Coolie Populations in the Indian Ocean
Conference Room 4 Art, Citizens, and the State in Nehruvian India Arts of the body: Visions of Exceptional Bodies in Colonial and Postcolonial South Asia Rethinking the Political in and through the North Indian Public Sphere (c.19th-20th centuries) Complicating Narratives of “Reform” and “Reformers” in Colonial India
Conference Room 5 From Devotional Sentiment to Science: Innovations in Chaitanya Vaishnava Epistemology Eating in and out of South Asia: dynamic histories of food in modernity Energy Transitions at Home: Cooking, Lighting, Cooling, Building Study Abroad in India: Facilitating American students’ critical reflections on positionality and ‘location’
Madison Ballroom
Madison College D240 - 1
Madison College D240 - 2
Madison College Meeting Room 1
Off-Site
Parlour Room 627 Metaphors and Ideology in the Works of V S Naipaul Lying as a Tool of Governance: Con “Artistry” in Sri Lanka’s Political Economy The Art of Kinship: Re-making Family in Sri Lanka The histories and afterlives of dispossession: a comparison of Lahore and Colombo
Parlour Room 629 Contesting Memories of Muslim South Asia: Myth, Hagiography, and Narrative At the Margins: Muslims in India Borders and Boundaries in South Asian Islam Muslims and Encounters with the Indian State
Parlour Room 634 Hungry Translations: Relearning the world through radical vulnerability. Author Meets Critics Roundtable Songs of Exchange: Music and Identity in South Asia A Midsummer Night's Bollywood Dream in Hawaii Sound Cultures, Sound Disruptions
Parlour Room 638 Vishwakarma and the Art of Crafting Technologies of Control, Dissent and Conformity: Traversing Colonial and (Post)Colonial Visual Cultures Artistric Constructions: The Treal, The Virtual, and The Dream World(s) Jahaan tedi yeh nazar hai! Theories of the gaze beyond darshan
PDR
Senate Room A Imaging Identity: Discourses and Technologies of Caste and Color in South Asia 5 Years of Swachh Bharat: A retrospective on caste, power and governance through the lens of sanitation Arts of governance, criminality and identity: Rethinking the ‘criminal tribes’ in colonial and postcolonial India Caste, Distributive Politics, and Preferential Policies in India in a Comparative Perspective
Senate Room B Imagining Rural Futures Through Land and Power Between Disparity and Despair: Labor as a New Site of Claim-making Caste, Labor and Transnational solidarity activism
University A
University A/B Vicarious Creation: Histories and Ethnographies of Economic Sublimation in India Translating the Sciences in Modern South Asia, 1848-1951 The Art of Record-Keeping in South Asia: Beyond the Colonial Archive Virtual Piety, Networked Theology: Making Digital South Asian Religious Communities
University B New Directions in South Asian Labor History
University C/D Contesting Narratives: Representations of South Asian Urbanism Communal Marginalization, Displacement and Citizenship in South Asia/India. Keeping Cities in Motion: Building, Repairing and Maintaining Urban South Asia Hyderabad and the Nineteenth Century
Wisconsin Ballroom Mediating Multiplicities: Examining the Politics and Aesthetis of Indian Media Industries The Subjects of “Reality”: Celebrity, Performance and Value on the South Asian Small Screen The Space of the Studio: Caste, Gender, Labor, and Technology Practices in the Prabhat Film Company

Saturday Schedule

Room Session 1 8:30 AM - 10:15 AM Session 2 10:30 AM - 12:15 AM Session 3 1:45 AM - 3:30 AM
Assembly Room
Coffee Break -- 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM -- University Foyer (second floor)
Post-Development in contemporary South Asia: politics of mediation and association
Coffee Break -- 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM -- University Foyer (second floor)
Explaining the outcome of India’s 17th General Elections
Lunch On Your Own -- 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
The moral state: conceiving corruption in colonial and postcolonial South Asia
Capitol Ballroom A Sacred Landscapes of Pilgrimage in India: Patterns and Practices Social and Cultural Critique in Early Modern Bhakti The Primacy of Experience: Bhakti Imagery and the Ritual Performer
Capitol Ballroom B The Academic Caste System: Race and Gender in the Study of South Asia The Sex of History, or Object/Matters Embodied Norms Past and Present - Intersectional Examinations of Women's Status from Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka
Caucus Room Recent Advances in the Archaeology of South Asia: Regional Surveys, Excavations and Analyses: Part 2. Revisiting the Archaeology of Medieval South Asia 1: Environment, Epistemology and Landscapes Revisiting the Archaeology of Medieval South Asia 2: Material culture and premodern concepts
Conference Room 1 Navigating Semiotics, Aurality, and Identity through South Asian Texts and Diaspora Communities (Re)casting Agency: Four Ways of Translating the Subject in South Asia Negotiating language, identity, and power in the Punjabi belt
Conference Room 2 Artistry and Craftsmanship in Second Millennium Poetry Author Meets Critics: Brannon Ingram's Revival From Below (2018) and SherAli Tareen's Defending Muhammad in Modernity (2019) The Self in Regard: Autobiography and the Making of Indian History
Conference Room 3 Ethnographic Approaches in South Asia Interactions across the Indian Ocean World Forgotten Pasts, Imagined Futures: Environment, development, and governance in the Sundarbans
Conference Room 4 Governance Challenges in Bangladesh: Critical Perspectives The Nation and the Identities in Literatures from Nepal The Aerial View: Imperialism and the Art of War
Conference Room 5 Site-Specificity: The Role of Place in Artistic Production The Aesthetics and Atmospheres of Construction in Pakistan Polarized Politics in Bangladesh: The Role of Elite, Ideology, and Social Movements
Madison Ballroom
Madison College D240 - 1
Madison College D240 - 2
Madison College Meeting Room 1
Off-Site
Parlour Room 627 Unmaking Sri Lanka at Home and Abroad—Visual Cultures and Politics of Resistance Gender, Language and Conflict at Work: New Books on Post-war Sri Lanka Anagarika Dharmapala, Sri Lanka and the Wider World
Parlour Room 629 Art, Culture and Political Change in the Himalayan Region Transitioning towards a Human Rights Framework in Pakistan? State-Making as War-making: Delusional States in South Asia
Parlour Room 634 Projecting Power in Urdu Ghazal, Marsiya, and Dastan Performances Sounding Śaivism: Tamil Music, Modernity, and Neo-Śaivism in Twentieth-Century South India Entangled Histories: Indian Classical Dance and the Artistry of Nation Making and Moral Belonging
Parlour Room 638 Changing Perspectives on Mithila Paintings Postcards: Unique and Overlooked Sources of Historical Material and Insights Ritual and Art in the Kathmandu Valley
PDR
Senate Room A Caste & Capital Redux: Hierarchies of Labor & Property in South Asia (Part 2) Caste & Capital Redux: Hierarchies of Labor & Property in South Asia (double panel) Minoritarian Accounts: Political narratives, moral artistries and refracted solidarities of digital South Asia
Senate Room B The Administration of Everyday Life After Rana-Plaza: The impact of international interventions on the garment industry in Bangladesh The Political Economy of Development in South Asia
University A
University A/B Recoding Violence, Injury and the Law Poison and Toxicity in Modern South Asia Historical Trajectories and Complex Realities: Law and Politics in South Asia
University B
University C/D Urban Space(s) in Colonial and Postcolonial South Asia South Asian Materialities: Materializing urban change in South Asia Cartography of Imaginations: Artistry as Space in Postcolonial South Asia
Wisconsin Ballroom Transgressive Expressions, Normative Contexts: (Re)Productions of Gender and Sexuality Within Hegemonies Cinematic Maps: Exploring New Histories of India’s Filmic Spaces EXPLORING GENDER IN TAMIL CINEMA