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September 2014

Everything But The Paper

Friday September 12, 2014 to Sunday September 21, 2014
Bellevue Youth Theater, 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008



 Ketan and Rupal are separated and no one is more determined to re-unite them than aunt Kusum. Her daughter Supriya doesn't think Kusum's forty-two years of marriage makes her an expert, but with two divorces and trouble in her relationship with Pavel, how much does Supriya know about relationships? Everything But The Paper - a comedy in English explores the ideas of who should be together, who should be apart, and what does marriage and divorce mean to this contemporary Indian family?

General admission: $15

Pratidhwani/TPS members: $12

Students/Seniors: $10

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Scale Drawing: Rethinking Theories of Globalization and Contemporary Art from South Asia

Thursday September 25, 2014
6:00 PM
Art Building, Room 317, UW Campus, Seattle

Sonal Khullar

University of Washington School of Art

 Art History Assistant Professor Sonal Khullar will discuss her research in a lecture titled "Scale Drawing: Rethinking Theories of Globalization and Contemporary Art from South Asia." This presentation is part of the tenure and promotion process. A reception will follow the lecture.

Please register if you plan to attend.

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Digital Tools for an International Classroom

Thursday September 25, 2014
5:00 - 8:30 PM
Kane Hall 225

Ben Blink, Senior Policy Analyst, Google and other Google education experts

World Affairs Council, Google, Center for Global Studies, World Affairs Council of America

How can educators best use the latest digital tools in their classrooms?  How can teachers connect to resources around the world?  Google education experts will showcase and demonstrate educational tools and resources.  Following this aspect of the workshop, Ben Blink will speak on Freedom and Power in the Digital Age as part of the public program. 

For more information or to register, visit and click on Digital Tools for an International Classroom. Cost: $25.00. Registration includes light buffet, 3 clock hours, resource packet, and entry to wine reception and public program.

People who wish to attend only the public program with Ben Blink, and not the teacher workshop, may register with the World Affairs Council as well. Visit for more details!

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The Invisible Hand

Thursday September 4, 2014 to Sunday September 28, 2014
ACT Theater, 700 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

ACT Theater

ACT Theater

 When Nick, an American financial guru is captured and held by a militant Islamic organization in Pakistan, he is forced to raise his own 10 million dollar ransom. In his desperate quest to gain his freedom, he warms to the task, as does his captor and avid student, Bashir, with terrifying results. An important new voice in the American Theatre, Ayad Akhtar delivers a chilling examination of personal and political responsibility, and the shifting sands of the global power structure. -

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October 2014

India’s “Transformative Moment”? Modi, the Economy and Aerospace

Tuesday October 14, 2014
3:30-5:00 PM

Dinesh Keskar (Boeing) & Anand Yang (UW)

Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle

Registration: The cost for this event is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. For questions, contact Samantha Paxton at (206) 389.7319 /

 The landslide election victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi reflect widespread discontent with a flagging economic performance and shrinking job opportunities that beset India following the country’s rebound after the 2008 financial crisis. The new government’s 2014-2015 budget lists a variety of new measures to jump-start economic growth:

- Increasing caps on foreign investment for defense and insurance
- Implementing a more uniform national sales tax and
- Infrastructure projects in areas from airports and railways and roads.

Tata Group, one of India’s largest conglomorates with a presence in Greater Seattle, has already announced plans to benefit from this new economic agenda by highlighting new areas of growth including defense and aerospace, finance and infrastructure.

All of this matters for businesses in Washington state, which exported over $2.2 billion in goods to India in 2013. How might new leadership in the country impact the Indian consumer market as well as key industries such as aerospace and aviation, engineering and financial services?


Dinesh Keskar is the Senior Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific and India for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Anand A. Yang is Professor of International Studies and History at the University of Washington, Seattle. Between 2002 and 2010, he was Director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Golub Chair of International Studies. Prior to joining UW in 2002, Yang taught at Sweet Briar College and the University of Utah, where he was chair of the History Department and, subsequently, Director of its Asian Studies Program.

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Electrifying India Book Launch

Thursday October 30, 2014
3:30 PM
Thomson Hall 317, UW Campus, Seattle

Sunila S. Kale, Assistant Professor of International Studies at UW

South Asia Center, Jackson School of International Studies, UW

 Sunila S. Kale, Assistant Professor of International Studies at UW, will present from her recently published book Electrifying India: Regional Political Economies of Political Development.

Throughout the 20th century, electricity was considered to be the primary vehicle of modernity, as well as its quintessential symbol. In India, electrification was central to how early nationalists and planners conceptualized Indian development, and huge sums were spent on the project from then until now. Yet despite all this, sixty-five years after independence nearly 400 million Indians have no access to electricity.Electrifying India explores the political and historical puzzle of uneven development in India’s vital electricity sector.

In some states, nearly all citizens have access to electricity, while in others fewer than half of households have reliable electricity. To help explain this variation, this book offers both a regional and a historical perspective on the politics of electrification of India as it unfolded in New Delhi and three Indian states: Maharashtra, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh. In those parts of the countryside that were successfully electrified in the decades after independence, the gains were due to neither nationalist idealism nor merely technocratic plans, but rather to the rising political influence and pressure of rural constituencies. In looking at variation in how public utilities expanded over a long period of time, this book argues that the earlier period of an advancing state apparatus from the 1950s to the 1980s conditioned in important ways the manner of the state’s retreat during market reforms from the 1990s onward.

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November 2014

The Art of the Indo-Persian Album

Sunday November 2, 2014
4:00 PM
Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park

Keelan Overton, Associate Curator of Islamic Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Seattle Art Museum, The Gardner Center for Art and Ideas

 Early modern period Indo-Persian albums of painting and calligraphy included important portraits of rulers. These portraits circulated between India and Iran, often with encoded messages that provide insight into the political and cultural realities of the day.

Keelan Overton, Associate Curator of Islamic Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Held in connection with the current installation at the Asian Art Museum, Mughal Painting: Power and Piety.

Tickets: $10; SAM members $5

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February 2015


Saturday August 30, 2014 to Sunday February 15, 2015
SAAM Hours
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave, Seattle WA


Seattle Art Museum

 Bollywood movie culture, venerated politicians, religious traditions, and art historical icons all contribute to the myriad of influences in contemporary urban Indian culture. The artists in this exhibition pay tribute to this multitude even as they introduce elements of irony, introspection, and critique.

Through their photography and sculpture, the artists negotiate diverse ideas and influences on contemporary Indian society—Hindu mythology, Bollywood movies, Indian and western art, and icons of everyday life in a global market economy. Many of the works are influenced as much by popular movie culture and the use of digital technology as by the conventions of religious ritual and street processions, traditional theater, and dance.

Come see the colorful, contradictory, and complex India of today through the works of some of the country’s leading artists.

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