Entanglements of Law and Religion in South Asia

Annual Conference of the South Asian Studies Council
Whitney & Betty Macmillan Center, Yale University

April 28-29, 2017
Henry R. Luce Hall, Room 203
2nd Floor, 34 Hillhouse Ave
New Haven, CT 06511

Friday, April 28, 2017

12:30pm–2:00pm Lunch & Registration at Luce Hall

2:00pm–2:30pm Opening Remarks by Karuna Mantena (Yale, Chair of SASC)

2:30pm–6:00pm Panel I, Luce Hall
(With a Tea/Coffee break from 4:00pm – 4:30pm)

Discussants/Chairs: Rohit De (Yale), Mitra Sharafi (Wisconsin Law)

Beyond Politics: Religious Practices and Civil Rights in India
Gilles Tarabout (CNRS)

Making Ahmadis Legible: Texts and Practices of State and Law in Pakistan
Ali Usman Qasmi (LUMS)

Framing Religion in Constitutional Politics: A View from Indian Constitutional Law
Mathew John (Jindal Global Law School)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast at Luce Hall

9:00am –10:45am Panel II

Discussant/Chair: Gilles Tarabout (CNRS)

The Not-so-long Arm of the Law: Monastics and the Royal Court 
Phyllis Granoff (Yale)

Religious Rights and Buddhist Monastic Law in Contemporary Sri Lanka
Benjamin Schonthal (Otago)

11:15am–12:15pm Panel III

Discussant/Chair: Bhavani Raman (Toronto)

Petitions and Partitions in Eighteenth-Century Marwar
Divya Cherian (Princeton)

2:00pm–3:45pm Panel IV

Discussant/Chair: Richard H. Davis (Bard)

The Religious Construction of Legal Subjectivity in Classical Hindu Law
Donald Davis (UT, Austin)

The Debate on Cross-Cousin Marriage in Medieval Hindu Law
David Brick (Yale)

4:15pm–6:00pm Panel V

Discussant/Chair: Lawrence Liang (Yale)

The Case of the Purloined Papers, or, How to Get Away With Libel
J. Barton Scott (Toronto)

Animal Sacrifice under Judicial Scrutiny: Gods’ Authority, Sanskrit Texts and Questions of Law in India
Daniela Berti (CNRS)

6:30pm  Dinner at Luce Hall

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