Center for South Asian Studies presents 22nd Annual Spring Symposium

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Lisa Velez, (808) 956-5652
Center for South Asian Studies
Posted: Mar 30, 2005

HONOLULU - The Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is set to kick-off the 22nd Annual Spring Symposium with a free screening of FINAL SOLUTION at the Honolulu Academy of Arts on Wednesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. The symposium runs March 30-April 3, under the title "After Postcolonialism?: South Asia in the 21st Century."

The symposium aims to discuss how postcolonial studies have served as an academic framing of South Asia in recent decades and whether "postcolonialism" is still an adequate way to approach the issues of the region.

FINAL SOLUTION, an award-wining, independent documentary by filmmaker Rakesh Sharma, is the study of the politics of hate. The film graphically documents the changing face of rightwing
politics in India through a study of the 2002 genocide of Moslems in Gujarat.

In addition to the screening of FINAL SOLUTION, the symposium will include:

· A guest lecture from Dr. Sangeeta Ray titled, "Postcolonialism in Question: Rage, Riots, and Revivalism";

· Economist Dr. S. Akbar Zaidi on "Pakistan: The Other Postcolonial in South Asia";

· An Interdisciplinary Roundtable -- "Area Studies After Postcolonialism"; and

· A dance performance by Izumi Sato on April 3 at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

For a complete schedule of events contact Lisa Velez at 956-5652 or visit

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