Panels at the 18th EASAS Conference


Lund University

EASAS

Panel Reports

– made by the conveners (as a pdf-file)

Schedules for the panels!

Panels at the 18th European Conference
on Modern South Asian Studies, 6–9 July 2004

Key note address at Conference Inauguration

by Prof. Dipankar Gupta, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi: “Democratic Potentials in Cultural Politics: Caste Based Reservations and the Issues of Citizenship”.
       FULL DIPANKAR GIPTA’S PAPER (as a pdf-file)

Joint Session at the 18th ECMSAS conference

Poverty and Human Development in South Asia – Challenges before the State, Market and Civil Society in the post-modern Era.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Chairperson, convenor: Alia Ahmad, Lund University
Speakers:
Prof. Ghanshyam Shah, JNU, New Delhi
Prof. Zulfiqar Bhutta, Aga Khan University, Karachi
Dr. Meera Nanda, Hartford, Connecticut
    Venue: Stora Salen in the Academic Society Building, Sandgatan 2.
    Thursday 8 July, 19.30–22-00

Anthropology:

1. Do Villages Matter? A forum on the place of villages for contemporary anthropology in South Asia.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS

Convenor: Diane Mines, Appalachian State University, USA
Co-convenor: Nicolas Yazgi, Neuchâtel University, Switzerland
    Wednesday 7 July, 8–12 & 13–17

Culture & Literature:

2. Language in South Asian Literature and Cinema.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Dr. Theo Damsteegt, University of Leiden, the Netherlands
    Wednesday 7 July, 8–12 & 13–17

3. Subalternity, Performativity and Politico-Cultural Praxis in South Asia.        PANEL CANCELLED!

4. The voice of Dalit in South Asian Literature.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Aswini Mishra, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India
   Friday 9 July, 8–12

5. Before the Divide: 'Intermediary' Genres in North Indian Literary Culture.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Dr Francesca Orsini, Cambridge University, UK
Co-convenor: Dr. Vasudha Dalmia, Berkeley University, USA
    Thursday 8 July, 8–12 & 13–18

Economics:

7. Social and Political Implications of Economic Liberalization in South Asia.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Prof. S.T. Hettige, Dept of Sociology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Co-convenors: Dr. Markus Meyer, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg; and Dr K Ravi Raman, Associate Fellow, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, India
    Wednesday 7 July, 8–12

8. Institutions and Agricultural Development.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: R S Deshpande, Institute for Social and Economic Change, ISEC, Bangalore, India
Co-convenor: Neelambar Hatti, Dept of Economic History, Lund University, Sweden
    Friday 9 July, 8–12 & 13–18

9. Political Economy of Punjab.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS

Convenor: Shinder Thandi, Coventry University, UK
    Thursday 8 July, 8–12

Education & Demography:

10. Violence against Women in South Asia.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Adeel Khan, School of Health, University of New England, Armidale, Australia.
Co-convenor: Rafat Hussain, School of Health, University of New England, Armidale, Australia
    Time: Thursday 8 July, 8–12

11. Education, health and demographic changes in South Asia.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Neelambar Hatti, Dept of Economic History, Lund University, Sweden
Co-convenor: T.V. Sekher, Population Research Center, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India.
    Time: Wednesday 7 July, 8–12 & 13–17

Environment & Technology:

12. Industrialisation in South Asia – economic, social and environmental aspects.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS

Convenor: Prof. Gunnar Jacks, Dept of Land and Water Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
    Tuesday 6 July, 13–18

13. The stress on culture and ecology by past and present changes in environment.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Michael Mann, Fern Universität in Hagen, Historisches Institut, Hagen, Germany
Co-convenors: Paul Sinclair, Dept of Archeology, Uppsala University, Sweden & Nils-Axel Mörner, Unit of Palegeophysics and Geodynamics, at Stockholm University, Sweden
    Wednesday 7 July, 8–12 & 13–17

15. From Landscapes to Genomes: Authoritative Knowledge in Contested Domains.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Stig Toft Madsen, Associate Professor, International Development Studies, Roskilde University, Denmark
    Thursday 8 July, 13–18

Gender studies:

16. Gender and the local state in South Asia.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Patricia Jeffery, Department of Sociology, School of Social and Political Studies, Edinburgh, UK
    Tuesday 6 July, 13–18, and Wednesday 7 July, 13–17

17. Exploring Masculinities in politics, culture and society in India.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Kamlesh Mohan, Chairperson, Dept. of History, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
     Thursday 8 July, 13–18

History & Society:

18. Empires, Nationalisms and the Containment of Labour in South Asia: Historical and Contemporary Issues.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Ravi Ahuja, Dept of History, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany
Co-convenor: Benjamin Zachariah, Dept of History, Sheffield University, UK
    Wednesday 7 July, 8–12 & 13–17

19. Merging the unsuitable? Brittish India and Burma 1850-1948.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Tilman Frasch, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Co-convenor: Swapna Bhattacharya, Department of South & South East Asian Studies, Calcutta University, Kolkata, India
  Thursday 8 July, 8–12

20. Rural Livelihood and Social Capital: The Case of Bangladesh and South Asia.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Dr. Rita Afsar, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Co-convenor: Dr. Alia Ahmad, Dept of Economics, Lund University
   Tuesday 6 July, 13–18

21. Localities, Situated Knowledges and Globalizations.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö, Dept. of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Tampere, Finland
    Thursday 8 July, 8–12

22. Maginalized groups. On Pilgrims, Paupers, Pirates and Prostitutes. Discovering “Spaces of Disorder” in the Colonial Societies of Maritime South and South-East Asia (ca. 1700-1950).
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Dr. Harald Fischer-Tiné, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Seminar für Geschichte Südasiens, Germany
Co-convenor: Dr. Friedhelm Hartwig, Centre of Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin, Germany
    Friday 9 July, 8–12 & 13–18

23. History of the Indian Princely States.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Dick Kooiman, Dept of Anthropology (Asian History), Amsterdam Free University, the Netherlands
    Friday 9 July, 8–12 & 13–18

International relations & Diaspora studies:

24. International Relations and the South Asian Security Order.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Dr. Christian Wagner, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin
Co-convenors: Dr. Mohammed B. Alam, Professor of History and Political Science, Miyazaki International College, Japan, & Karsten Frey, Dept. of Political Science, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg
  Friday 9 July, 8–12

25. South Asian Diaspora Studies.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Frank J. Korom, Dept. of Religion, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Friday 9 July, 13–18

Language studies:

26. Globalization, technological advances and minority languages in South Asia.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Anju Saxena, Department of Linguistics, Uppsala University
   Friday 9 July, 8–12 & 13–18

27. South Asian languages in linguistic focus.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Dr. Ruth Laila Schmidt, Dept of East-European and Oriental Studies, University of Oslo, Norway
Co-convenor: Dr. Vit Bubenik, Department of Linguistics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
  Tuesday 6 July, 13–18

Medicine:

28. Public Health in South Asia.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Prof Zulfiqar Bhutta, Dept. of Paediatrics, Agha Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
   Thursday 8 July, 13–18

29. Medicine and Disease in Colonial India.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS

Convenor: Dr. Laxman D. Satya, Associate Professor, Department of History, Lock Haven University, Pennsylvania, USA
    Friday 9 July, 13–18

Politics & Democratization:

30. Crisis of State and Nation – South Asian states between Nation Building and Fragmentation.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Prof. Dipak Malik, Faculty of Commerce, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Co-convenor: Prof. John P. Neelsen, Institute of Sociology, Tübingen University, Germany
    Tuesday 6 July, 13–18

31. Political Development and the Process of Democratization in South Asia.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Erik Komarov, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
    Tuesday 6 July, 13–18
    & Wednesday 7 July, 8–12

32. Problems of democracy in South Asia: • Terrorism and Separatism; • Communal Politics and Religious Fundamentalism; • Ethnic division.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS

Convenor: Tatu Vanhanen, Professor Emeritus, Klaukkala, Finland
Co-convenors: Prof. M A Hussain & Dr. B V Muralidhar, Faculty members, Dept. of Political Science & Public Administration, S.V. University, Tirupati, India
  Wednesday 7 July, 8–12 & 13–17

33. Ethnic Cleansing, Migration, and Resettlement: Partition & Post-Partition Experiences.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Ishtiaq Ahmed, Associate Professor, Dept of Political Science, Stockholm University, Sweden
Co-convenor: Professor Ian Talbot, Director, Centre for South Asian Studies, Coventry University, UK
   Thursday 8 July, 8–12 & 13–18

34. South Asia: Changing Social Structural Bases and the Dominance of Right Wing Ideologies.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: M. N. Panini, Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
    Friday 9 July, 8–12

35. Federalism in South Asia.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Dr. M.C. Lall, Institute of Education, University of London, UK
    Venue: Conference Room 1 (third floor), Dept. of Sociology, Paradisgatan 5 (House G)
     Friday 9 July, 13–18

36. Differing Organisation of Society – Different Value-Ideas.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Judith Dick, Lawyer, Berlin, Germany
Co-convenors: Moez Khalfaoui, Religious Science, Erfurt University; Uwe Skoda, Freie Universität, Berlin; and Christian Strümpell, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany
    Tuesday 6 July, 13–18

37. Politics in Gujarat: From Congress to Hindutva.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Radhika Desai, Dept of Political Science, University of Victoria, Canada
Co-convenor: Jayant Lele, Professor Emeritus, Queen's University, Canada
    Wednesday 7 July, 8–12

Regional studies:

38. The Tamil panel.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Professor Peter Schalk, Dept of Theology, History of Religions, Uppsala University, Sweden
Co-convenor: Dr Dagmar Hellmann-Rajanaygam, Südasien Institut, Heidelberg, Germany
    Wednesday 7 July, 13–17

39. Bengal Studies.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Hans Harder, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Institut für Indologie und Südasienwissenschaften, Halle (Saale), Germany
Co-convenor: Chandanashis Laha, North Bengal University, Siliguri, India
  Thursday 8 July, 8–12 & 13–18

40. Afghanistan panel. Security; Constitution; Rebuilding; Economic, Political and Social Development. PANEL CANCELLED!

41. The Political Economy of Bangladesh.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Dr Willem van der Geest, European Institute for Asian Studies, Brussels, Belgium
Co-convenors: Prof Golam Hussain, University of Jahangir, Bangladesh, and Dr Mobasser Monem, Univ of Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Thursday 8 July, 13–18

42. Sri Lankan Politics.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Alan Bullion, Research Associate, Open University, UK
    Friday 9 July, 8–12

Religion:

44. Religious Reform Movements in South Asia from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Dr Gwilym Beckerlegge, Dept of Religious Studies, Open University, UK
   Tuesday 6 July, 13–18

45. Change and Continuity in Hindu Rituals: Making Sense of the Hindu Identity in the Diaspora.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: P. Kumar, School of Religion and Culture, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Thursday 8 July, 8–12 & 13–18

46. Spirit and Power of Sacred Places, and Preservation of Cultural Heritage.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Prof. Rana P. B. Singh, Dept of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
    Tuesday 6 July, 13–18, and Wednesday 7 July, 13-17

47. Hagiographies: Topics, Canonization and Interculturality.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Johannes Beltz, Zürich, Switzerland (Südasien-Institut der Universität Heidelberg, Abteilung Klassische Indologie, Germany)
    Thursday 8 July, 8–12

48. Christians, Cultural Interactions, and India's Religious Traditions.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS
Convenor: Richard Fox Young, Ph.D, Elmer K. and Ethel R. Timby Associate Professor of the History of Religions, Department of History, Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey, USA
Co-convenor: Daniel Jeyaraj, Ph.D, Judson-DeFrietas Associate Professor of World Christianity Andover Newton Theological School Newton Centre, Massachusetts, USA
    Friday 9 July, 8–12 & 13–18

49. Politics, Power and Islam in South Asia.
       FULL PANEL REPORT WITH PAPER ABSTRACTS

Convenor: Staffan Lindberg, Dept. of Sociology, Lund University, Sweden
    Thursday 8 July, 13–18