"I believe that writing is, above everything else, an act of creating or shaping public consciousness....Fiction writing is an attempt to ... depict the so-called small people, the unimportant people, in their complexity, and to engender empathy among people," said Manjushree Thapa, 2014 Tagore Lecturer,discussing her new novel.
The Cornell University South Asia Program recently received substantial funding from the U.S. Department of Education. With our consortial partner, the Syracuse University South Asia Center, we have again been funded as a South Asia National Resource Center (NRC), and awarded Title VI funding to support Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for students. The Cornell-Syracuse NRC is one of 6 South Asia NRCs funded by the U.S. Department of Education for the years 2014-2018.
The Rabindranath Tagore Endowment in Modern Indian Literature was established in May 1999 thanks to the generous support of Professor Emeritus Narahari Umanath Prabhu and his wife Mrs. Suman (Sumi) Prabhu. Professor and Mrs. Prabhu sought to honor Rabindranath Tagore, a celebrated literatus and musician, one of the great luminaries of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Two distinguished scholars, Professor James W. Gair of Cornell University and Professor W.S. Karunatillake of Kelaniya University, worked together to promote the understanding and study of Sinhala and South Asian linguistics for nearly five decades, from 1965 until Professor Karunatillake’s untimely death in 2012.
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November 10, 2014: “Capital Mobilization from Below: Former Global Factory Workers Negotiating New Identities in Sri Lanka’s Villages,” Sanya Hewamanne, Visiting Scholar, Cornell University. Uris Hall G08, 12:15-1:45pm.
November 13, 2014: “Minor Sovereignties: Hyderabad Among States and Empires,” Eric Lewis Beverley, Stony Brook University. 366 McGraw Hall, 4:30-6:30pm.
November 17, 2014: “A Sea of Suspicion: Illegalization and the Dhow Trade in the Western Indian Ocean,” Nidhi Mahajan, Cornell University. Uris Hall G08, 12:15-1:45 pm.
November 8, 2014: Diwali Mela, Duffield Hall, 8pm, Tickets $5. For more information, please visit here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1556201477948515/