Time and the Modern South Asian City

Thursday, October 26th
Madison Concourse Hotel
Conference Room 5

Sneha Krishnan (University of Oxford), Megan Robb (University of Pennsylvania) and Elizabeth Chatterjee (University of Chicago)


Welcome and Introductions 8.45 AM – 9 AM

PANEL 1 The Material of Time 9 AM - 10:30 AM

Megan Robb, University of Pennsylvania
You Can’t Go Home Again: The Qasbah as Past, the Qasbah as Future
Smriti Srinivas, University of California at Davis
Vegetative Fragments: Gardens and Cities in South Asia
Ketaki Pant, Brown University
Charred City

10:30-10:45 AM Coffee Break

PANEL 2 Time in Movement
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Geeta Patel, University of Virginia
Flash-time or urban temporalities in the time of demonetization
Anand Vivek Taneja, Vanderbilt University
Saintly Visions: The Ethics of Elsewhen
Greg Goulding, University of Pennsylvania
Movement Through the City: Depictions of Layered Temporalities in the Work of Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh

12:15-1:30 LUNCH

PANEL 3 Risk and Ruin 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Michael Dodson, Indiana University
Modern Ruins and the Failure of the Future
Sneha Krishnan, University of Oxford
The Architecture of Virtue: Hostels for Women in Chennai
Heba Islam, Johns Hopkins University
Entangling the Global City: Everyday Resistance in Gadap, Karachi

3:00-3:15 Coffee Break

PANEL 4 City-Making Time 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Eric Beverley, Stonybrook University
Land Regimes, Histories, and the Urban Public in Twentieth-century Hyderabad City
Nikhil Rao, Dartmouth College
Planning’s Temporality: A Perspective from the Modern “At-Will” Tenancy
Abhishek Kaicker, University of California at Berkeley
The Times of Mughal Delhi
Faridah Zaman, University of Chicago
Between Old and New: Delhi and its temporalities in the early twentieth century

5:00 - 5:15 Coffee Break

Roundtable 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM