Dr. Bhatt will revisit the pioneering work of Braj Kachru on world Englishes and situate it within the contemporary framework of the sociolinguistics of globalization (Blommaert 2010) to explore the various social-indexical functions and meanings mobilized in English bilingual use in India. He will present data from various genres of Indian English to illustrate various aspects of bilingual's creativity, arguing that multilingual repoertoires must be viewed as indexical resources mobilized to navigate super-diverse complexes of contemporary socioliolinguistic contexts. He will then use recent data fron Linguistic Landscapes to further augment that claim. He will focus on new forms of hybridity that show up routinely within the contemporary linguistic landscape of India, where multilingualism, multi-scriptality, and multiple indexical meanings are recruited in decorateive displays of local linguascape (cf. Appadurai 1996), establishing a new "archive" (Blommaert 2005). English, in this new archive, is used as a resource for increasing mobility, linking the local-traditional to the global-modern, enabling local consumers to (re-)position themselves with regard to new community-practices of speaking and writing, resistance and transgresion, and nostalgia and authenticity.
Year of South Asia
Between the 1920s and the 1960s the world's great powers sent vast military-style expeditions to conquer the peaks of the Himalayas, with Everest at their head. This was a great game played - camera in hand - by Imperial Britain, Nazi Germany and superpower America. As a result, Himalayan mountaineering's most iconic, epic and tragic moments didn't just go down in history, but were caught on film - from the deaths of Mallory and Irvine on Everest in 1924, to Everest's final conquest in 1953 by Hillary and Tensing. Using footage never before seen on television, this is the story of how film-makers turned the great peaks into great propaganda.
The Challenges of Doing Business in the U.S. for Foreign (esp. Indian) Firms As Well As the Effects of Globalization on the (Indian) Pharmaceutical Industry
Ashish Kamath is the Finance Controller and Head of IT, Piramal Pharma Solutions, India/Lexington, KY.
Director Maria-Saroja explores the mysteries behind her uncle Pandi's life and the cause of his death. Pandi, an aspiring filmmaker began experiencing symptoms of mental illness after immigrating from India to Canada. This family portrait touches on themes of mental health, creativity and immigration.
Chef Kanga will be demonstrating how to prepare a lovely meal typical of a Parsi household.
A lecture demonstration presented by the Department of Theater and Dance. LIve music from Sumukha Srivatsa and Deepthi Radhakrishna.
This event is free and open to the public.
Servants of Neoliberalism?: Former Global Factory Workers Manipulating Capital in Sri Lanka's Villages