Lecture Series


As part of the Social Science Baha Lecture Series, the Baha has been providing a forum to local and visiting scholars to present their work and interact with the larger public in an open lecture format. The Lecture Series is a not a periodic event but rather is held whenever there is someone ready to make a presentation. The following are the lectures hosted by the Baha so far.

Note: Audio versions of lectures are available online from Lecture Series XXI onwards, and also available are abstracts from Lecture Series XI and later.



Lecture Series LXXIX—Bruce McCoy Owens: ‘The Bāhāḥs and Bahīs of Nepal: Thirty Years of Transformation, Preservation, and Innovation’ Jul 03, 2014
Lecture Series LXXVIII—Noah Coburn: ‘When are Elections Bad for Democracy? Internationally Sponsored Elections in Post-Invasion Afghanistan’ Jun 25, 2014
Lecture Series LXXVII—Edward A. Rodrigues: ‘Caste and the Republic: Critical Reflections on Modernity and Human Rights in South Asia’ May 28, 2014
Lecture Series LXXVI—Thomas Robertson: ‘Developing International Development: DDT and U.S. Environmental and Social Engineering in the Chitwan Valley, 1952-1965’ May 20, 2014
Lecture Series LXXV—Amanda Snellinger: ‘Securing Our Future despite Our State: The Quest for Salaried Work within Political Turmoil’ Apr 30, 2014
Lecture Series LXXIV—Peter H. Hansen: ‘Summits of Modern Man and Thresholds of Climate Change: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment’ Apr 23, 2014
Lecture Series LXXIII—Christophe Jaffrelot:‘The Crisis of Secularism in South Asia: Towards an Indo-Pakistani Convergence?’ Apr 21, 2014
Lecture Series LXXII—Philip Oldenburg: ‘The Judiciary as a Political Actor in Pakistan’ Mar 24, 2014
Lecture Series LXXI—Awadesh Coomar Sinha: ‘The Issue of Indian Nepalis’ Mar 19, 2014
Lecture Series LXX—Tristan Bruslé: ‘Is There Such a Thing as a Nepalese Diaspora?’ Mar 12, 2014
Lecture Series LXIX—Anjoo Sharan Upadhyaya: ‘Self-Determination and Its Contestations: The Indian Experience’ Oct 28, 2013
Lecture Series LXVIII—William Ruger: ‘The Path to Prosperity for Developing Economies’ Aug 06, 2013
Lecture Series LXVII—Yasmin Khan: ‘India’s Second World War’ Apr 16, 2013
Lecture Series LXVI— Magnus Hatlebakk: ‘Agrarian Relations and Rural Poverty’ Mar 25, 2013
Lecture Series LXV— Gautama V. Vajracharya: ‘Revisiting the Concept of ‘Prana’ in Nepali and Indian Art’ Feb 28, 2013
Lecture Series LXIV—Johan Galtung: ‘Peace: Four Components’ Feb 14, 2013
Lecture Series LXIII—Mark Liechty: ‘‘Something Big and Glorious and Magnificently Insane’: Hippie Kathmandu’ Jan 09, 2013
Lecture Series LXII—Roger Jeffery: ‘Access to Appropriate Medicines: Challenges for Nepal’ Dec 20, 2012
Lecture Series LXI—Neil De Votta: ‘The Rise of China and Its Implications for Indo-Lanka Relations’ Dec 13, 2012
Lecture Series LX—John Whelpton: ‘Christianity and Nepali Society’ Dec 04, 2012