An Interdisciplinary Workshop for Graduate Students
and Postdoctoral Scholars in South Asian Studies
April 5, 2008
Rabb Room, Lincoln-Filene Center, Tufts University
Cosponsored by the Center for South Asian and Indian
Ocean Studies, Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean
Studies, History Department, Graduate School of Arts and
Sciences, Arts and Sciences Diversity Fund
Participants in this closed-door, one-day academic
workshop on modern South Asian studies were selected
from a national call for papers announced in Fall 2007
and facilitated by co-conveners Angma Jhala, Visiting
Lecturer in South Asian history, and Neilesh Bose, Ph.D.
The workshop started with a keynote speech prepared by
Angma Jhala concerning princely states, gender, and
colonialism in nineteenth century South Asia.
Thereafter, the program included four panels:
"Post-colonialism and Knowledge," "Modernity and
Liberalism," "Re-visioning Modern Bengal," and
"Perspectives on Princely States and Colonialism."
This program, along with the many events of the Center
for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies, establishes
Tufts University alongside other nationally-funded
research centers in the field of modern South Asian
studies. Many participants noted the value of an
intensive workshop for junior scholars, and this event
sets a precedent for future symposia for graduate
students and postdoctoral researchers.
~ By Neilesh Bose (Ph.D. Candidate)
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