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Uppsala seminar on India’s North-Eastern Frontiers 1790-1840

February 3, 2014 - 13:00-15:00

The Forum for South Asia Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Uppsala University (FSASinvites to a seminar with Prof. Gunnel Cederlöf on Founding an Empire on India’s North-Eastern Frontiers 1790-1840”. The seminar is connected to the launch of her new book with the same title, and the seminar will be immediately followed by a formal book launch between 15 and 17. The seminar is held as a Mind & Nature open lecture. 

The book  is a richly detailed historical work of the unsettled half-century from the 1790s to the 1830s when the British East India Company strove to establish control of the colonial north-eastern frontiers spanning the River Brahmaputra to the Burmese border. It offers a much-needed reframing of regional histories of South Asia away from the subcontinental Indian mainland to the varied social ecologies of Sylhet, Cachar, Manipur, Jaintia, and Khasi hills.

Prof. Cederlöf is currently on leave from the Dept. of History, Uppsala University, and instead connected to the Mind & Nature at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, and also working as a Guest professor both at the Division of History of Science and Technology, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, and at Linnaeus university in Växjö/Kalmar.

Venue: Engelska parken room 9-3036, Thunbergs väg, Uppsala.

Uppsala seminar on India’s North-Eastern Frontiers 1790-1840


February 3, 2014