Possibility of a visit/ lecture

 I am planning to attend the MARAAS Conference  Penn State 22-24 October this year. I would very much like to make use of the intervening time to visit academic centres and give a lecture/seminar. Possible topics/titles are listed below
1. White man's first burden :Educating the half-castes and civilizing the natives
2. Colonial uses of science and differential native responses
3. Hindus, Muslims and English education
4. Ancient India: Discovery versus invention
5.Seductive orientalism :English education and modern science in India
6. Scriptures, science and mythology ; Role of astronomy in Indian cultures.
Rajesh Kochhar

Summary of Contributions to the Richards Prize Fund as of January 28, 2010

 Dear Friends, I am pleased to report that as of January 28, 2010, the Richards Prize Fund stands at $19, 450 This figure includes:1) Contributions from 39 individuals (varying between contributions of $2000 and above, to figures under $100): $17, 950  2) Pledge from the Sydney Stern Memorial Trust : $1500  As you know, this is nowhere near the 50K that we need to endow a prize in South Asian History.  On behalf of Sumit Guha, chair of the Richards Prize fund-raising committee, I encourage you to consider making a contribution (of any amount) to the fund.  We would like to involve everyone in this fund-raising venture, and encourage each and every one of you to think of creative ways in which we might raise the funds to support the book prize during these difficult times.  Comments and suggestions? sguha@history.rutgers.edu Thank you,Anupama Rao, President SAHSA (for the Board and Ex. Comm)  

SAHSA Business Meeting

SAHSA business meeting will be held Friday, January 8, from 5:30-7PMVENUE: HYATT Hotel, ANNIE ROOM B