media, information, the contemporary

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  • Hinglish Workshop, 18-19 August 2014 – Readings

    The Hinglish workshop is being organised by The Sarai Programme, CSDS, and SOAS, University of London. This workshop seeks to explore and understand the new porousness of Hindi and English in everyday and cultural practices and the relationship between language use and social and cultural imaginaries, along lines of inclusion, stratification, and exclusion. Read the…

  • Hinglish Workshop, 18-19 August 2014 – Abstracts

    The Hinglish workshop is being organised by The Sarai Programme, CSDS, and SOAS, University of London. This workshop seeks to explore and understand the new porousness of Hindi and English in everyday and cultural practices and the relationship between language use and social and cultural imaginaries, along lines of inclusion, stratification, and exclusion. Read the…

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    Hinglish Workshop, 18-19 August 2014

    The relationship between Hindi and English has undergone enormous changes in contemporary India in the last ten years or so. After over a century of language nationalism and almost as long a period of intense competition and mutual contempt, in post-liberalisation and post-low caste assertion India the boundaries between English and Hindi have suddenly become more porous… [T]he relation between English and Hindi (and in variable terms between English and other Indian languages) has become less a zero-sum game and more a relationship of parallel expansion.

  • The Many Lives of Indian Cinema Conference – Recordings – Day 03

    Recordings from the third day of The Many Lives of Indian Cinema conference organised by The Sarai Programme in January 2014.

  • The Many Lives of Indian Cinema Conference – Recordings – Day 02

    Recordings from the second day of The Many Lives of Indian Cinema conference organised by The Sarai Programme in January 2014.

  • The Many Lives of Indian Cinema Conference – Recordings – Day 01

    Recordings from the first day of The Many Lives of Indian Cinema conference organised by The Sarai Programme in January 2014.

  • 36 hrs, June 06, 2014

    36 hrs is a duration-based provocation to artists/non-artists to share a singular physical space. Through this entire duration of 36 hours people are invited to join in, stay, visit and become a part by contributing to or engaging with individual/collaborative acts, conversations, discussions, performances, readings, watching films, take naps, exert, and exhaust etc. The first…

  • The Many Lives of Indian Cinema: Conference Report

    This conference was part of the golden jubilee celebrations of the Center for the Study of Developing Societies and was organized by The Sarai Programme to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema. The conference sought to draw on the diverse heritage of Indian cinema to highlight the importance of cinema studies in the wider architecture of disciplinary engagements. This was with a view to bringing cinema into the academy as subject matter that required not only specialist analysis, but also as something which offered fresh perspectives, methods and materials to the human sciences.

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    The Social and Cultural Life of Information Workshop: Discussions

    The Social and Cultural Life of Information workshop was held in Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, on November 14-16 2013. It brought together a select group of media scholars, historians, anthropologists and geographers for an intensive three days workshop, and aimed at bringing together research on colonial and postcolonial information infrastructures, with a strong South Asian component. Here are the recordings of discussions that followed the presentations…

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    Lives of Information Workshop – Participants

    Amlan Das Gupta is Professor of English in the Department of English, Jadavpur University. His current research interests are classical and renaissance European literature and thought and the history of Christianity. For the last few years he has been working on creating an archive of North Indian classical music at the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University. In 2010 he assumed charge of the School as its Director and is in overall charge of its current programmes. He has also written on digital archiving and the history of North Indian classical music.