All are welcome to join us for our September 6, 2019 Asia at Noon Lecture!
Dr. Gauri Mahulikar presents “Symbolism and Suggestion in Shakuntalam.”
Abstract. Sakuntalam of Kalidasa is one of the finest dramas in Sanskrit literature. The story of Sakuntala first was told in the Mahabharata (one of the major Sanskrit epics), but it attained a great poetic finesse at the hands of the master poet and dramatist Kalidasa in Sakuntalam in the fourth century CE. Kalidasa’s suggestive use of language and use of nature symbols such as a bee hovering around a flower, intimacy between the deer and a doe, and a pair of swans support the theme of the proof of eternal love in the drama. Kalidasa’s clever use of poetic beliefs and the transformation of sensual love into an enduring and lasting feeling as expressed by suggestive power of words are some of the remarkable achievements in this drama.
Bio. Prof. Gauri Mahulikar, former Vice Chancellor and current Dean of Facult (View Full Event Description Here: http://asianstudies.buffalo.edu/event/asia-at-noon-gauri-mahulikar/)
All are welcome to join us for our September 20, 2019 Asia at Noon lecture.
Dr. Peter Samuels (Department of History, SUNY Geneseo) presents “The Gift of Land in the Age of Capital: Sovereignty, Expropriation, and Industrialization in Modern India.”
Bio. Professor Samuels is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at SUNY Geneseo, where he teaches a range of courses on South Asian and global history. His research focuses on questions of law, political economy, and the environment in modern South Asia and the British Empire. He is currently writing a book on the origins of land expropriation law in modern India.
Abstract. India’s Land Acquisition Act of 1894 was created by the British colonial state to legalize the expropriation of occupied land for broadly defined public purposes in exchange for monetary compensation, resembling the practice known in the United States as eminent domain. Like many colonial institutions, the 1894 Act was retained a (View Full Event Description Here: http://asianstudies.buffalo.edu/event/asia-at-noon-peter-samuels-2/)
All are welcome to join our AS 333 Bollywood course for a guest appearance and film screening event!
Film Director Pankaj Rishi Kumar will screen his film Two Flags about the former French colony Pondicherry in Clemens 120 the evening of November 7 from 7 to 9:40 pm in conjunction with AS 333 “South Asian Cinema: Bollywood and Beyond.”
This event is cosponsored by the Asian Studies Program, the Department of English, the Gender Institute, and the Melodia E. Jones Chair (administered by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures).
All are welcome to join us for our November 8, 2019 Asia at Noon! Please note the changed time and location:
Film Director Pankaj Rishi Kumar presents a screening of Janani’s Juliet with Q & A following.
This event is cosponsored by the Asian Studies Program, the Department of English, the Gender Institute, the Department of Media Study, and the Melodia E. Jones Chair (administered by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures).