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Course on ‘Researching the Contemporary' 2014

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‘Researching the Contemporary' is a two-month Course that would be held at CSDS in the months of July-August 2014. This cross-disciplinary Course will critically examine the formation of the contemporary and its multiple histories, ideologies

Shadows of Universalism: The Untold Story of Human Rights

Category :(Golden Jubilee Lecture)

Lydia H. Liu delivered a Golden Jubilee lecture on ‘Shadows of Universalism: The Untold Story of Human Rights Around 1948’ on 19 March 2014 at CSDS. This is the story of how the postwar norms of human rights confronted the classical standard

CSDS Brochure (click on the banner to download)

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The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies released its new brochure in 2013 which is a comprehensive record of CSDS. When we look back over the last 50 years, we can identify significant moments in the history of CSDS. In the 1960s, the Centre

‘Zafar Omar: The Man Who Invented Bahram Daku’

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C. M. Naim delivered a talk on ‘Zafar Omar: The Man Who Invented Bahram Daku’ on 12 March 2014 at CSDS. Zafar Omar was among the pioneers of mystery fiction in Urdu, and his book Nili Chhatri (1916) was a huge bestseller

State and Sufi Islam in Senegal

Category :(Golden Jubilee Lecture)

Mamadou Diouf delivered a Golden Jubilee lecture on ‘State and Sufi Islam in Senegal: The (Un)Making of the Senegalese Social Contract’ on 21 March 2014 at CSDS. Senegal has been hailed as a model of ‘Good Islam’. The social

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