Past Events

April 21, 2014 - India’s preeminent historian brings Gandhi Before India to Houston

Gandhi Before India

India’s preeminent historian brings Gandhi Before India to Houston

The first in a multiple-volume biography of one of the 20th century’s most influential and controversial men, Gandhi Before India takes us from Gandhi's birth in 1869 through his two decades as a lawyer and community organizer in South Africa. The result, writes The Guardian, is “a work of vivid social history (and) fresh biography.” Winning access to private family papers and secret files kept by the British Empire, Guha captures the social, political, and personal worlds of a man whose legacy resonates in our time – for all time.

“Indian democracy's pre-eminent chronicler” (Time Magazine), Ramachandra Guha has held visiting professorships at Stanford, Yale, and the London School of Economics. He lives in Bangalore.


Monday, April 21st, 2014
6:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public
For more information: menil.org
713-525-9400

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April 23, 2014 - Movie Screening: Fandry

Fandry - Flyer with images and information about the event

Movie Screening: Fandry

A story of love and lost innoncence in the face of caste discrimination in an Indian Village

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6:30 PM
Followed by Q&A with the director
University of Houston, Farish Hall, Kiva Room

For more information contact: indiastudies@uh.edu

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April 10, 2014 - Amitav Ghosh. From Bombay to Canton: Traveling the Opium Route
to 19th Century China

April 8, 2014 - Dhrupad, Ancient Classical Music from India

Dhrupad, Ancient Classical Music from India

Payton MacDonald

Payton MacDonald
Associate Professor of Music, William Paterson University

In 2013-14, Payton MacDonald was a recipient of the Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship to India, where he studied with the Gundecha brothers. MacDonald’s compositions fuse European and Indian classical music, jazz, and other experimental music.

 “[I]nventive, stylistically omnivorous composer and gifted performer” (The Los Angeles Times)

“Hypnotically beautiful" (The New York Times)

“Dr. Payton MacDonald with his melodious voice spread the beauty of Dhrupad, its subtle finer points and the way he sang seemed to be spiritualistic.” (Hitaveda)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
10:00 AM
Moores School of Music room 220A

February 27, 2014 - India in the Twenty First Century: The Role of Education

February 21, 2014 - South Asia to Houston: Conversations and Connections Around Gender-Based Violence

November 7, 2013 - The South Asia Working Group Presents Onir's I AM

October 23, 2013 - Special Lecture by Dr. Robert Teran

September 25, 2013 - Dr. Tanvi Madan - Indian Foreign Policy

September 24, 2013 - Secularism under Indian Constitution 

September 14th, 2013 - Bridges Culture Night! Experiencing Incredible India 

April 25th, 2013  - India Studies program receives generous support

April 25th, 2013 - India Studies dinner See photos of the event. Photos by Mr. Karun Magon.

June 6, 2013 - Anointed and Adorned: Indian Weddings in Houston

April 25th, 2013 - April 25th India Studies dinner

April 25, 2013 Reconsidering the Politics and Poetics of Indo-Trinidadian Mortuary Ritual, with Dr. Keith McNeal

April 11, 2013 - Musicologist B.M. Sundaram

April 11, 2013 - Rasa & Mudra, By Anisha Rajesh Professional Dancer, Choreographer, and Instructor of the Indian Classical Tradition

March 28, 2013 - Rasa & Mudra, By Anisha Rajesh Professional Dancer, Choreographer, and Instructor of the Indian Classical Tradition

March 12, 2013 - The Menil and EnActe Arts Present Jean-Claude Carrière's New Telling of The Mahabharata

February, 2013 - See what all the Hum is about in Houston's newest magazine, featuring our India Studies Program on p. 46

December 1, 2012 - Manifestations of Shiva: Hinduism’s Great God in Myth, Art and Poetry, Symposium at the MFAH

November 4th, 2012 -Dussehra Mela 2012

October 28th, 2012 - Ram Leela 2012

September 20 & 22, 2012 - Ania Loomba

September 22, 2012 - AIM for Seva Houston team presents "Nayani ...story of a tribal girl"

March 28, 2012 - Akash Kapur, author of the forthcoming India Becoming

March 6, 2012The Honorable Mr. Justice Swatanter Kumar

November 9, 2011KUHF/UH Moment show audio/text - "India"

October 24, 2011 - Abraham Verghese, John P. McGovern Lecture