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1st UC Davis South Asian Film Festival

1st UC Davis South Asian Film Festival

01-20-2018 12:01 AM Vanderhoef Studio (Mondavi Center) ,

 

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The Sun's Rehersal: Public Lecture by Neha Choksi

The Sun's Rehersal: Public Lecture by Neha Choksi

02-20-2018 12:02 PM

Public Lecture by Inter-media Artist Neha Choksi. Choksi often sets up tragicomic, even absurd, interventions—in the life of a plant, an animal, her own, or in material processes and physical objects—in order to throw off apparent logic and open up a space for poetry, absurdity, humor, surprise and existential insight.

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Public Lecture - The Ganga: Rethinking the Sacred Pasts of India's Great River by Dr. Sudipta Sen

Public Lecture - The Ganga: Rethinking the Sacred Pasts of India's Great River by Dr. Sudipta Sen

Mar 07, 2018 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM

India’s most famous river has figured prominently in diverse religious and ecological traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Islam. This talk explores the idea of a cosmic river at the crossroads of myth, historical geography, and ecology.

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Reading and Q&A - Nayomi Munaweera

Apr 24, 2018 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Nayomi Munaweera's debut novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, won the Commonwealth Prize for Asia. It was long listed for the Dublin IMPAC Prize and the Man Asia Prize. The novel was also short listed for the Northern California Book Prize and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Her second novel, What Lies Between Us, was hailed as one of the most exciting literary releases of 2016 from venues from BuzzFeed to Elle Magazine. More at www.nayomimunaweera.com.

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Punjabi Language and Culture Lecture by Nikky Guninder Kaur Singh

Punjabi Language and Culture Lecture by Nikky Guninder Kaur Singh

Apr 27, 2018 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Room, UC Davis,

Dr. Singh is the Crawford Family Professor at Colby College in Maine, USA. Her interests focus on poetics and feminist issues. Nikky Singh has published extensively in the field of Sikhism, including The Feminine Principle in the Sikh Vision of the Transcendent, The Name of My Beloved: Verses of the Sikh Gurus, Metaphysics and Physics of the Guru Granth Sahib. She has lectured widely all over the world and her views have been aired on television and radio in America, Canada, Bangladesh, Australia, Ireland and India.

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