Third Annual Conference on South Asia
DCU Ireland India Institute welcomes the Third Annual Conference on South Asia, which will take place 24-26 April 2019 on the All Hallows Campus, Dublin City University.
Our keynote speakers for this year are Prof. Charu Gupta from University of Delhi and Prof. Jonathan Spencer, from Edinburgh University.
Charu Gupta is an Associate Professor at the University of Delhi, India. She has been widely admired for her work on gender and sexuality in nineteenth-century India and has been visiting faculty at Yale University, University of Washinton and SOAS, University of London among others. Her book The Gender of Caste: Representing Dalits in Print, published by the University of Washington Press was widely acclaimed for its original insights (see review).
Professor Spencer is the Regius Professor of South Asian Language, Culture and Society at the University of Edinburgh. He has carried out fieldwork in Sri Lanka since the early 1980s, concentrating at first on rural change and local politics, but writing more recently on ethnic conflict, political violence and political non-violence. His current research looks at the fraught boundary between the religious and the political in Sri Lanka and elsewhere, the history of dissent in Sri Lanka, and the consequences of forced dislocation for poor communities in cities in Sri Lanka and Pakistan. (see open access article).
The detailed conference programme is available on DCU Ireland India Institute.