"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, 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.
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November 3, 2014: “Abd al-Jalil Bilgrami’s Ode to a Troubled Marriage: on Poetry and Politics in the Late Mughal World,” Abhishek Kaiker, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley. 12:15-1:45pm, G08 Uris Hall.
November 3, 2014: “Making a Portugese-Language Herbal Speak: ‘Local’ Knowledge and the East India Company on the Malabar Coast in the 18th Century,” Kapil Raj, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. 3:30 pm-5:00 pm, 374 Rockefeller Hall. Sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology Studies, co-sponsored by the South Asia Program and the Department of History.