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April 19, 2012

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April 19, 2012

Hip-hop Bhangra
April 4, 2012

Dr. Madhavi Murty, visiting faculty member at Yale University in the South Asian Studies Council, presented a lecture titled “Of Hip Hop Bling and Punjabi Bhangra: Gender and Modernity in the New Times” in the Grace Allen Room at the USF Library. The lecture by Dr. Murty spoke about different aspects of the Indian movie “Ra one” and “Singh is King.” The lecture was sponsored by the Department of Communication, the Institute on Black Life, the Department of Women and Gender Studies, and the USF Center for India Studies.

Classical Musical Concert by Carnatic Brothers
March 17, 2012

The Center for India Studies in collaboration with Swaralaya presented a classical musical concert by Carnatica Brothers on March 17 at the Public Health Auditorium. Swaralaya is a cultural organization dedicated to promoting South Indian music in the Tampa Bay area. Vocalists Shashikiran and Chitravina Ganesh were accompanied by mridangam player Srimushnam Raja Rao and violinist Nagai Muralidharan.

Republic Day Celebration
January 26, 2012

The Center for India Studies in collaboration with the Students of India Associationcelebrated the Indian Republic Day on January 26. The Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs at the USF College of Pharmacy, Yashwant Pathak, hoisted the Indian flag at the Patel Center for Global Solutions. The Indian students at USF sang the national anthem and celebrated India’s 62nd Republic Day. The Constitution of India was adopted on January 26, 1950 when the nation became a democratic republic in the true sense.


The Center for India Studies 2011 Conference – Final Report
November 30, 2011

The Center for India Studies is very pleased to report that the conference on ‘Eastern and Indigenous Perspectives on Sustainability and Conflict Resolution’ held on November 14-15,  2011 attracted a fine gathering of scholars and participants from across the U.S. and internationally. The conference was funded by grants from the Uberoi Foundation for Religious Studies, and by a Conference Support Grant from the Office of  Research, University of South Florida, and co-sponsored by the International Center for Cultural Studies USA Inc., a nonprofit organization. The conference examined sustainable/conflict-resolving philosophies and practices in South and East Asian religions and cultures and within indigenous communities across the globe. (Read More…)