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14
The Persistent Legacy: The Partition of British India at 70
Date:
Thursday, 14 Sep 2017
Time:
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Lincoln Room, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
Event Details:

James Madison College will be hosting a panel of leading scholars to examine the legacies of the end of British colonialism and the rupture of Partition for the region. The keynote speakers will be Rajmohan Gandhi, Ramachandra Guha, and Vazira Zamindar.

Rajmohan Gandhi is the author of more than a dozen books on India's history; he has served research professor at the University of Illinois' Center for South Asian and Middle East Studies, as professor of history at Indian Institute of Technology in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, and as Hannah Visiting Professor here at Michigan State University. 

Ramachandra Guha is a historian who has taught at Berkeley, Yale, Stanford, and the London School of Economics. He is the author or editor of more than 15 books on topics ranging from cricket to environmental politics to Indian political leadership and social history, including the trailblazing Unquiet Woods and award winning Corner of a Foreign Field and India after Gandhi. 

Vazira Zamindar is a professor of South Asian history at Brown University where she co-directs the South Asian Studies Program.  She is the author of The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia: Refugees, Boundaries, Histories as well as articles on the modern history of South Asia.