Pedagogies of Dispossession – South Asia Research Group at Durham

Project summary

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The South Asia Research Group at Durham is intended as an active cross-faculty collaborative research group of South Asianists. It will serve as an interdisciplinary forum to develop a research network under the broad theme ‘Pedagogies of Dispossession’, which approaches ‘South Asia’ from a new frame beyond the usual ethno-nationalist understandings, to argue for a more epistemologically expansive understanding of the region, grounded in articulations of ownership, custodianship, and rights-discourse.

We hope to invite external speakers and workshop facilitators to help us explore ‘Pedagogies of Dispossession’ framework more substantially, apart from providing an intellectual home to the growing academic community interested in South Asia at Durham. The fledgling network already includes faculty members and students from the departments of History, Music, English Studies, and Politics in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities; and Sociology and Anthropology at Durham, covering and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health, as well as the Oriental Museum, Durham.

Term: Epiphany and Easter Term 2024

Principal Investigators:

Dr Radha Kapuria, Assistant Professor in South Asian History, Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, radha.kapuria@durham.ac.uk 

Dr Shamira Meghani, Assistant Professor in Diasporic Literatures, Department of English Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, shamira.a.meghani@durham.ac.uk

Dr Christopher Bahl, Assistant Professor in South Asian History, Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, christopher.d.bahl@durham.ac.uk

Dr Stephen Ashe, Assistant Professor in Sociology, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Health, stephen.ashe@durham.ac.uk

Events

23 April 2024 – 2.00 – 4.00pm. IAS Seminar Room, Cosin’s Hall, Institute of Advanced Study
‘Controlling the Narrative’: art and early East India Company texts
To attend in person or online contact nesouthasia.gmail.com 

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Posted on

April 3, 2024

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