1. NYUAD Global Asia Initiative- Musical Crossings: Re/semblance in Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai

Professor Tejaswini Niranjana will be giving a talk about the project Saath-Saath which brought together vocalists, instrumentalists and a poet from India, Hong Kong, and Mainland China at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Date- 27 April 2023

Time- 17:00 Onwards

Venue- The Reading Room, NYU Abu Dhabi



2. The Africa Institute: Seminar Series 2023: The Africa In Me

Professor Tejaswini Niranjana (Director Centre for Inter-Asian Research and Dean of the Online Program at Ahmedabad University) will be delivering a talk titled “The African In Me” at The Africa Institute, alongside Surabhi Sharma, Associate Professor and Program Head of Film and New Media at New York University Abu Dhabi. The presentation will discuss the Indian identity in the Caribbean diaspora and how it is intertwined with the African experience. The speakers talk about the African experience being central to the formation of normative modernity in India, and the indentured labourer is part of the constitutive outside of Indian modernity. The discussion aims to revisit the Caribbean project in the context of the increasing calls for purity in contemporary India. The film Jahaji Music is informed by questions about the misrecognition of Indian modernity and attempts to glimpse “the African in me”.For more information, follow this link.

Date- Monday, May 1, 2023

Time- 03:00 pm GST Onwards

Venue- The Africa Institute Library 

Click here to Register.





1. HISTORY LITERATURE FESTIVAL- “Musical Histories: Keeping Time, Keeping the Beat.”

Professor Tejaswini Niranjana has been Invited by the History Literature Festival to its inaugural Festival of 2023. She will be speaking on “Musical Histories: Keeping Time, Keeping the Beat” as an author and a cultural theorist.

Date- 18th March 2023
Time- 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Venue- Ahmedabad University Campus

To learn more about the Fest and Registration, click here.

Also, click here for a quick introduction to Professor Niranjana by History Literature Festival