For those of you who are not able to go to Syracuse University, the event will be live streamed at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/maxwellsu | Contemporary Politics in South Asia, Friday, April 24, 2015, Strasser Legacy Room (220 Eggers Hall), Syracuse University, 3-6 p.m. / reception to follow.

Flowers have also become specific national symbols, even though they grow over a wide geographic range, and can truly be characterized as "contested botanicals". The Dadis' Efflorescence series is inspired by the strangeness of this attribution.  The word denotes the blooming of a flower and the flowering of a culture or a civilization. Other connotations include the positive sense of glowing and being lit, but the word also has negative valences, such as the manifestation of a stain or discoloration.

For almost 200 years, the Mughal emperors ruled supreme in northern India. How was it possible that a Muslim, ethnically Turkish, Persian-speaking dynasty established itself in the Indian subcontinent to become one of the largest and most dynamic empires in the early-modern period? Using the figure of the Mughal prince, Munis D. Faruqui offers a new interpretive lens through which to comprehend Mughal state formation. In a challenge to previous scholarship, Prof.

Tamil Language Classes--Have research interests or interest in NGO work in India or Sri Lanka?  Communicate in Tamil with Relatives? Enroll for FALL 2015 | TAMIL 1221--Elementary Tamil I (MW2:10 p.m.-4:00 p.m.) | TAMIL 2201--Intermediate Tamil I  (TR 11:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m. ) | For questions, contact Richard Feldman, rf10@cornell.edu 

NEW COURSE FOR FALL 2015 --Part of the South Asia Program Tamil Studies Initiative--ASIAN 4431 | 2 Credits | Kannan Arnunasalam | Representing Conflict Through Visual Media: Sri Lanka & the Sri Lankan Diaspora in Photography & FilmThis 2-credit short-course meets 2.5 hours per week during the first half of Fall Semester 2015, supported by the Cornell South Asia Program’s Tamil Studies Initiative.  Class meeting times are TBA; class meetings will be scheduled to coordinate with participating students’ class

New Fall Urdu upper level course!URDU 3325  Literary Reading and Writing in Advanced Urdu  | 17427 | 3 credits  N. Rizvi | Prerequisite: Intermediate Urdu or same level of written and oral proficiency. Intermediate Urdu Reading and Writing I also available FA15.