“Commemorating Ghadar” – Conference at LUMS, Dec 6-7

Commemorating Ghadar: Radical Politics in Colonial and Post-Colonial South Asia
December 6 – 7, 2014
Schedule for the 10th Annual Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

Day 1

Saturday, December 6th 2014

Venue: B-2, Suleman Dawood School of Business

10:00 – 10:30 Registration/Tea
10:30 – 11:00 Keynote Address
Harish K. Puri
Professor Emeritus, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Commemorating Ghadar Movement (1913-18) and Exploring Its Legacy
11:00 – 01:00 Session 1
James Daniel Elam
PhD Scholar, Northwestern University
Har Dayal’s Library and Ghadar’s Mutinous Reading
Tahir Kamran
Iqbal Fellow, University of Cambridge
Ghadar Movement: Muslim Trans-Nationalism and Indian Nationalism
Radha D’ Souza
Reader, School of Law, University of Westminster
British Responses to the Ghadar Movement and the Structural Transformation of South Asia
01:00 – 02:30 Lunch Break
02:30 – 04:00 Session 2
Kaori Mizukami
PhD Scholar, University of Tokyo
The Functioning and Supporters of the Ghadar Movement in Japan: Perspectives from Japanese
Zaib un Nisa Aziz
Teaching Fellow, Lahore University of Management Sciences
Passages from India: Indian anti-Colonial Activism in Exile Between 1905 and 1920
Maia Ramnath
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania
Ghadar’s North American Legacy
04:00 – 04:30 Tea Break
04:30 – 06:00 Session 3
Iqbal Qaiser
Writer, Historian and Director of Punjabi Khoj Garh
Punjabi Revolutionary Poetry
Maqsood Saqib
Writer, Activist and Director of Suchet Kitab Garh
The Ghadar Party: Background, Aims and Achievements
08:00 – 10:00 Cultural Evening – ‘Heer’ ay 2

Day 2

Sunday, December 7th 2014

Venue: Sayeed Saigol, Academic Block

10:30 – 11:00 Tea
11:00 – 11:30 Keynote Address
Mubarak Ali
Eminent Pakistani Historian
11:30 – 01:00 Session 1
Virinder Kalra
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Manchester
Migrant Consciousness and Ghadar Legacies
Chris Moffat
Department of History, University of Cambridge
Recalling Ghadar
Ahmed Kamran
Blogger and Independent Researcher
The Ghadar Movement – its Aftermath and Impact on the Indian Independence Movement and the
Communist Movement in Punjab
01:00– 02:30 Lunch Break
02:30 – 04:00 Session 2
Sara Kazmi
Lecturer, Department of Liberal Arts, Beaconhouse National University
Language as Class: The Cultural Politics of the Punjabi Movement in Pakistan
S. Irfan Habib
Maulana Azad Chair, National University of Educational Planning and Administration,
New Delhi
The Legacy of Bhagat Singh
Basim Tirmizey
PhD Scholar, York University
The Grain Ghadar of 1915: An Inquiry into Anti-Imperialist Resistance
04:00 – 04:30 Concluding Remarks

Ghadar schedule