Dexterities and Edifices of Belonging. Perspectives on Modern South Asia

19.–21.09.2022, Opening Symposium of Max Weber Forum for South Asian Studies (MWF), India International Centre New Delhi

Convenors:
Margrit Pernau (Max Planck Institute Berlin)
Harald Fischer-Tiné (ETH Zürich)
Sebastian Schwecke (MWF Delhi)
Debarati Bagchi (MWF Delhi)
Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka (Bielefeld University)
Dhruv Raina (JNU Delhi)

 

Program

Monday
19 September 2022
12:00 onwards 

Opening remarks 
Hans van Ess (Max Weber Stiftung)
Rupa Viswanath (ICAS:MP)
#  Federal Ministry of Education and Research
# German Embassy

Keynote Address: 
Romila Thapar, Professor Emerita (JNU Delhi)

Panel: 
Shaping the Citizen in South Asia: 
Characters, Bodies and Emotions, c. 1900–2000
Christophe Jaffrelot (CNRS Paris)
Charu Gupta (University of Delhi)
Imke Rajamani (Falling Walls Foundation Berlin)
Harald Fischer-Tiné (ETH Zürich)
Comment: Nishat Zaidi (Jamia Millia Islamia Delhi)

 

Tuesday
20 September 2022
10:30 onwards

Special Lecture: 
Markets and Emotions 
in Modern South Asia
Margrit Pernau (Max Planck Institute Berlin) 
Sebastian Schwecke (MWF Delhi)

Panel: 
Messy Economies and  Awkward Economic Belonging in 
Contemporary India
Barbara Harriss-White (Oxford University)
Mekhala Krishnamurthy (Ashoka University Delhi) Aditi Saraf (Utrecht University)
Andy Rotman (Smith College Northhampton/MA)
Ajay Gandhi (Leiden University)
Samprati Pani (MWF Delhi)
Closing Remarks: Sebastian Schwecke (MWF Delhi)

 

Wednesday 
21 September 2022
9:00 onwards

Panel: 
Learning to be a Citizen: 
The Inclusions and Exclusions of the Post colonial Indian State’s Pedagogic Project
Divya Kannan (Shiv Nadar University Uttar Pradesh) Kaustubh Mani Sengupta (Bankura University West Bengal) Yamini Agarwal (MWF Delhi)
Debarati Bagchi (MWF Delhi)
Manish Jain (Ambedkar University, Delhi)

Panel: 
Higher Education and  
Social Change in South Asia
Sudhanshu Bhushan (NIEPA Delhi)
Surinder Jodhka (JNU Delhi)
Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka (Bielefeld University)
Dhruv Raina (JNU Delhi)
S. Srinivasa Rao (JNU Delhi)
Vineeta Sinha (National University of Singapore)