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SAP Seminar Series, Violence and the Jurisdiction of "Disturbed Areas": Notes from Colonial India, by Bhavani Raman

November 19th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

What does the gridding of extraordinary and ordinary jurisdictions entail for understanding the relationship of violence and law?  In an effort to unravel territorial certitude and a unified legal order and its suspension as the foundation of state authority, this paper draws out the history of “disturbed areas” to explore the relationship between frontier thinking and jurisdictio...


SAP Seminar Series, Branding Gods: Mediating Divinity in the Bazaars of Banaras, by Andy Rotman

November 26th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In 2002 India embarked on a plan to brand itself for tourism with its “Incredible India” campaign, which brought together every government sector to market the nation. The campaign was extremely successful in branding India as a tourist destination, and it also helped brand India within Indian marketplaces, such that the English word “brand” entered local vernaculars, as di...

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