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Welcome to our open summer meeting! This year, award winning author Ivo de Figueiredo introduces us to his recent book "En fremmed ved mitt bord", a book that took him on a journey back to his ancestral village Saligao, in erstwhile Portuguese India. Lisa Björkman (Univ. of Louisville) will give a talk on "Pipe Politics, Contested Waters" based on her monograph on Mumbai. We also announce the winner of this year's "Best MA-thesis on an Asian topic". And, we serve drinks and refreshments.
In this seminar, Karin Kapadia analyses the relatively new phenomenon of Dalit Pentecostalism in Chennai’s slums as a crucial counter-hegemonic challenge to the ideological and moral legitimacy of the Modi regime.
Join us for an afternoon December seminar with Dr. Vegard Iversen, on social mobility in India. We will serve gingerbread cookies and mulled wine (gløgg).
Welcome to a seminar on caste relations among South Asian muslims, with Dr. Aftab Alam.
Seminar with Niraja Gopal Jayal (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India).
India has been the poster child of freedom and democracy for over six decades, but why is it not able to adequately feed its poor?
Rising divorce rates in urban India have become central to the emergent discourse on marriage, social change and neo-liberalism. In this seminar, Shalini Grover historically traces and compares Hindu divorce and the character of marital strife from the 1970's to the present century.
In this 2014 documentary, British-Gujarati filmmaker sisters Sheena and Sonum Sumaria explore a minority community's struggle for justice amid the rise of Hindu nationalism and a corrupt government.
The project seeks to account for electricity’s effect on women's empowerment, both as women use electricity’s services and become involved in its provision. The project highlights a comparison between centralized (grid) and decentralized systems and the effects on women’s empowerment.
The aim of this multidisciplinary research group is to explore the theoretical and policy challenges associated with moving energy consumption in a more sustainable direction in countries of both the North and the South. Since energy, water and land use are all interlinked, the consumption of land and water will also constitute important research domains.
The project analyses the making of a rural social movement opposing a government-initiated land acquisition in Singur in the Indian state of West Bengal.
Solar energy has become an increasingly important factor in development assistance to rural electrification, in order to help people meet their basic needs. This project seeks to contribute to research on social and gendered implications of solar electrification in rural villages in the Indian states Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.