Worlds of South Asia – University of Copenhagen

Worlds of South Asia


Centre of Global South Asian Studies is pleased to invite you to its 4th annual workshop

Worlds of South Asia

17th September 2012 - Leifsgade 33, 3rd floor - Copenhagen S
The workshop features a number of research presentations on a variety of themes as well as two keynotes on the idea of Pakistan by Dr. Faisal Devji, Oxford University and the South Asian city by Prof. Thomas Blom Hansen, Stanford University. Professor Hansen is currently Guest Professor at the Centre of Global South Asian Studies as part of the ongoing research programme 'Nation in Motion:  Globalisation, Governance, Development in New India'.  
The event is public. Participation is free. Registration is required.
For registration contact: Marie Yoshida

08.45 – 09.00 Welcome
Ravinder Kaur
09.00 - 11.00

South Asian Nationalisms
Chair: Esther Fihl

Indian Childhoods and the Making of a Modern European Identity
Karen Asta Arnfred

The Production of Indian National Space
Rune Bennike
Maoist Nationalism: A Highly Successful Combination
Dan Hirslund
Divided into Communities: B. G. Tilak’s Vision of India, and the problems of Narrating Hindutva
Robert Upton

11.00 - 11.15 Break
11.15– 12.15 Keynote  
Chair: Ravinder Kaur
Pakistan as a Political Idea
Faisal Devji
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15 – 15.15 Urban Identities
Chair: Manpreet Janeja
A study of the remaking of political identity in the prison writings of
three Women Activists
Anne Devenish
Experiences of Love, Sexuality and Modernity: Urban Nepali Women and Indian Media
Neemu Joshi
Gambling in Delhi
Stine Simonsen Puri
Treating ‘Not-serious’: Medical Practices in an Urban neighbourhood
Emilija Zabiliute
15.15 – 15.30 Break
15.30– 16.30 Keynote  
Strangers, Neighbours and Political Order in the South Asian City
Thomas Blom Hansen
16.30 – 18.00 Image and Imaginaries
Chair: Erik Reenberg Sand
The Master of Illusion - Krishna’s Tricky Son Pradyumna
Christopher Austin
“The rest of now”: An Investigation on Photography-based Art Practices in Contemporary India
Elena Bernardini
(Un)imagining the Indian Nation - Identity, Myth and History in the Life-worlds of the Chaitanya Vaishnavas
Schmeim Kumar

For more information, please contact:

Emilijia Zabliute