Tillie Olsen, “Silences in Literature,” Silences (NY: Delacorte, 1978), 20.


2011-12 Events

September 14, 2011, 3-5pm, CHAT Lounge, 10th Floor Gladfelter

Book Discussion of Howard Spodek's, Ahmedabad: Shock City of Twentieth Century India (Indiana, 2011)

Discussants: Lynn Hollen Lees (UPenn) and Amandeep Sandhu (Temple)

October 6, 2011, 3-5pm, CHAT Seminar Room, 10th Floor Gladfelter

Padmini Mongia, Franklin and Marshall College

"What About Shobha Dé?: Pulp and other New Fictions of English India"

November 10, 2011, 3-5pm, CHAT Seminar Room, 10th Floor Gladfelter

Kavita Daiya, George Washington U

"Scripting Intimacy: Citizenship, Romance, and Violence in Bollywood Cinema and Beyond"

December 5, 2011, 12n-1:30pm, CHAT Seminar Room, 10th Floor Gladfelter

Nilanjana Gupta, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

"Vernacular News Channels: The Creation of a Media-Citizenry"

April 12, 2012, 4-6pm, CHAT Lounge

Susan Stanford Friedman, U Wisconsin, Madison

"Always Spatialize! Scalar Geographies of the New Modernist Studies in the Longue Durée"

(cosponsored with the Graduate English Association, English Department)

2010-11 Events

April 15, 2011, 9-6pm, Russell Weigley Room, 914 Gladfelter Hall

"The 1970s and its Legacies: A Workshop on India's Cinemas"

Keynote by Javed Akhtar; closing remarks by Sudipta Kaviraj

April 14, 2011, 5-7pm, Auditorium, Alter Hall, 1801 Liacouras Walk

Javed Akhtar, "Bollywood and the Global India"
in conversation with Priya Joshi

April 13, 2011, 5-8pm, CHAT Lounge, 10th Floor, Gladfelter

"Tanvir ka Safarnama," screening and discussion with

Ranjan Kamath, filmmaker

November 23, 2010, 3:30-5pm, Russell Weigley Room, 914 Gladfelter Hall

Vivek Bhandari, Inst. for Rural Management, Anand, India

"Change in Rural India and in Urban-Rural Integration"

2009-2010 Events

Thursday, April 22, 3:30-5pm, CHAT Seminar Room, 10th Floor Gladfelter

Susan Andrade, University of Pittsburgh

"Representing Slums Non-Magically: Chris Abani and Rohinton Mistry"

co-sponsored with the English Department

Monday, April 5, 2010, 1-3pm, 310 Gladfelter Hall

K.C. Sivaramakrishnan, Ctr. for Policy Research (New Delhi)

"Can Decentralization Bridge Policy Deficits? The Evidence from India"

co-sponsored with Georgraphy and Urban Studies

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 3:30-5pm, 821 Anderson Hall

Rajinder Dudrah, University of Manchester

"Performing Bollywood: Hindi Cinema Entertainment Shows in the Diaspora"

Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 1-4:30pm, Russell Weigley Room, 914 Gladfelter Hall
International Workshop: “India and the World from the Great War to the Cold War
Co-sponsored with Temple's Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD) and Penn's Department of South Asia Studies

Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 3-5pm, CHAT Seminar Room, 10th Floor Gladfelter Hall
Tejaswini Ganti, NYU
"How the Hindi Film Industry became 'Bollywood'"

2008-2009 Events

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 3-5pm, CHAT Seminar Room, 10th Floor Gladfelter Hall

Veena Talwar Oldenburg, Baruch College-CUNY Graduate Center

"Writing Women's History: Underwriting Silences, Gaps, and Omissions in the Archives"

Monday, February 23, 2009, 3-5pm, CHAT Lounge, 10th Floor, Gladfelter Hall

Kirin Narayan, University of Wisconsin, Madison

My Family and Other Saints (Chicago, 2007), a reading and book discussion

Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 4-6pm, CHAT Lounge, 10th Floor, Gladfelter Hall

Slumdog Millionaire: A discussion with

Jim English (Penn) and Priya Joshi (Temple)


Thursday, November 6, 2008, 11:40am - 1pm, CHAT Lounge, 10th floor, Gladfelter Hall

Darielle Mason, Philadelphia Museum of Art
"Museum and Market: A Curator Reflects on INDIA MODERN"

Thursday, October 23, 2008, 4-6pm, 108 Anderson Classroom Wing

Punches n Ponytails (74 min), a film on women boxing in India followed by

a discussion with director, Pankaj Rishi Kumar

co-sponsored with Asian Studies

Thursday, October 16, 2008, 11:40am - 1pm, 914 Gladfelter Hall (Weigley Room)

Himadeep Muppidi, Vassar College

"The Colonial Signs of International Relations"

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 11:40am - 1pm, CHAT Lounge, 10th floor, Gladfelter Hall

Children Playing Gods, a screening and discussion on the ramlila in Varanasi with

documentary filmmakers, Irfana Majumdar and Arshad Mirza


2007-2008 Events

Thursday, April 17, 2008, 11:40am - 1pm, CHAT Lounge, 10th floor Gladfelter Hall
Book Discussion of Sangita Gopal and Sujata Moorti (eds.), Global Bollywood: Transnational Travels of the Song-Dance Sequence (Minnesota, 2008)

Discussants: Sumita Chakravarty (New School University) and Pallabi Chakravorty (Swarthmore College)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 4-6 pm, 914 Gladfelter Hall (Weigley Room)
Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, University of Hawai'i, School of Architecture

"Raga India: Architecture in the Time of Euphoria"

Friday, September 28, 2007, 3:30-6:30pm, 1123 Anderson

Jashn-e-Azadi (How we Celebrate Freedom, 2007), a screening and discussion with

documentary filmmaker Sanjay Kak

co-sponsored with Philadelphia Cinema and Media Seminar


2006-2007 Events

Friday, April 20, 2007, 3:30-5:30pm, Russell Weigley Room, 914 Gladfelter Hall
Abhijat Joshi, Otterbein College, Ohio
"Bollywood Films: What Would Gandhi Say?"

A conversation with the scriptwriter of the award-winning Bollywood hit Lage Raho, Munnabhai (2006, dir. Rajkumar Hirani)

Thursday, April 12, 2007, 4-6pm, Russell Weigley Room, 914 Gladfelter Hall
Rachel Dwyer, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
"Screen Goddesses: Female Deities in Indian Cinema"

Wednesday, April 4, 2007, 5-7pm, Russell Weigley Room, 914 Gladfelter Hall

Vikram Chandra, University of California, Berkeley

Award-winning writer of Love and Longing in Bombay (1997) will read from his riveting new crime novel, Sacred Games (HarperCollins, 2007)

Thursday, March 22, 2007, 8:00pm, Room 222 at Temple Center City (TUCC), 1515 Market Street
Bhanu Kapil

Part of POETRY COMPLEX: Writing that crosses genres

co-sponsored by the Temple Creative Writing Program and Temple-Penn Poetics

Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 4-6pm, Russell Weigley Room, 914 Gladfelter Hall
Book Discussion of Sanjoy Chakravorty's Made in India: The Economic Geography and Political Economy of Industrialization (with S. Lall, Oxford, 2007)
Discussants: David Ludden, History, Penn and NYU, and Shanker Satyanath, Political Science, NYU

Moderator: Carolyn Adams, Interim Dean, CLA

Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 3-5pm, Carzo Room, 318 Speakman Hall

Sanjoy Chakravorty (GUS), Mark Cohen (Political Science), and Arvind Phatak (Fox Business School) discuss

"India, an Emerging Power: The Economic, Political, and Cultural Dynamics"

Wednesday, November 8, 2006, 4-6 pm, CHAT, 10th floor, Gladfelter
Ela Bhatt, "From Independence to Freedom: SEWA Women’s Journey"

Thursday, November 2, 2006, 4-6pm, CHAT, 10th Floor Gladfelter
Anu Mathur and Dilip da Cunha, (Penn School of Design)
"A View across the Maidan: Recovering a Dynamic Landscape"


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