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Film Screening: Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

Bingham Hall, Room 103 Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Thursday, March 24, 6:30 PM: "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" (2015) (in Hindi-Urdu with English subtitles - free admission) Where: Bingham 103 on the UNC campus near Wilson Library on the main quadrangle. Most parking on campus is free after 5 p.m. Synopsis: … Read more

Asian Film Series: Salata Baladi

FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Mary, a grandmother, and her daughter (the filmmaker) join efforts to give Mary's grandson Nabeel a glimpse into the family's 100-year history of mixed marriages between Muslims, Christians, and Jews.  In solidarity with the Palestinian people, Mary has been boycotting … Read more

On the Building of Islamic Societies from Below since 1800

Hamilton Hall, Room 569 Chapel Hill, NC, United States

A lecture by Francis Robinson, CBE, Professor of the History of South Asia at the University of London. Over the past two centuries, Islamic knowledge has come to be more vigorously and more widely disseminated than ever before, despite the … Read more

Casting Religion and Sexing Gender in South India

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Lecture presented by Lucinda Ramburg, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Feminist, Sexuality and Gender Studies at Cornell. How are the politics of caste, gender, religion and sexuality entangled in contemporary India?  How are they inhabited by Dalit women?  This talk draws on … Read more

Bhangra Elite Tryout

The Bhangra Elite is having their tryouts again for this fall semester! Bhangra is a traditional folk dance that originated in Punjab. It has rapidly spread all over the world due to its high energy, vibe and passion. Bhangra Elite … Read more

Hindustani Classical Vocal Music Lecture-Demonstration

There will be a lecture-demonstration on Hindustani classical vocal music at UNC on September 15 at the Genome Sciences Building, featuring renowned vocalist M. Balachandra Prabhu. M. Balachandra Prabhu will be describing the theory of ragas, and giving examples of different … Read more

The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.