Center for Indian and South Asian Studies (CEIAS)

John MacGregor Murray (1745-1822): Persianate and Indic Cultures in British South Asia

This workshop proposes to examine European engagement with Persian language and textual culture in South Asia. In Mughal India (1526-1857) and in the Princely States emerging with the decline of Mughal central power, Persian language established...

Bodies and Artefacts: Relics and other devotional supports in Shia societies in the Indic and Iranian worlds

Program  10:15 - Welcome Address by CEIAS Director10:20 - Opening remarks by Michel Boivin, Annabelle Collinet, Sepideh Parsapajouh  10:30 - Karen Ruffle (University of Toronto), EHESS-IISMM Invited ProfessorPresence in Absence:...

“Conversion” Religions and Multi-Religious Entanglements in South Asia (8th to 19th c.): Contexts and Perspectives

Religious conversion and coexistence are concepts at the forefront of contemporary political debates in the subcontinent. Political actors are currently mostly busy wielding distinctions such as indigenous vs. foreign and playing a dangerous game of...

Literary meeting with Amit Chaudhuri

CEIAS - LibraryDiwan Wilson -  "In Conversation with Amit Chaudhuri"Amit Chaudhuri discusses his writing, his latest books and more with Tirthankar Chanda Amit Chaudhuri (born 15 May 1962) is a novelist, poet, essayist, literary critic,...

Production and circulation of gender knowledge in the Global South

While gender studies now constitute a recognized academic discipline, its "canon" has essentially been forged on European and North American theories and experiences. This international conference aims to question the logic of gender knowledge...

25th European Conference on South Asian Studies

The ECSAS has met regularly since 1968, and has provided an important opportunity to discuss current research and scholarship on topics relating to South Asia within the humanities and social sciences. The ECSAS conferences now operate under the...

Exhibition "Portrait Dravida. A Century of Studio Photography"

Opening of the exhibition "Portrait Dravida. A Century of Studio Photography" at the 54 boulevard Raspail on July 5th 2018. The exhibition "Portrait Dravida: A Century of Studio Photography" organized for the 25th ECSAS Conference (...

Modes of Authority and Æsthetic Practices from South to Southeast Asia

Aesthetic practices, in their material and immaterial manifestations, are often associated with modes of legitimation of authority, whether political, religious, or of some other type. From South Asia to Maritime Southeast Asia, aesthetic forms and...