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April 2021

  • Thursday, April 22nd – Friday, April 23rd Centre for South Asian Studies Graduate Symposium

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    Thursday, April 22, 202110:00AM - 4:20PMOnline Event, Online Event
    Friday, April 23, 202110:00AM - 3:30PMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Description

    The first ever graduate symposium in contemporary South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto was conceived of as a platform for students engaging in critical research connected to South Asia. As the pandemic disrupts our societies, it serves as a stark reminder of the importance of social relations and the need to transform the “normal.” Presenters in the conference draw our attention to a range of lenses to observe and imagine possibilities within history, religion, politics and technology. We invite students, faculty, professionals, and practitioners of South Asian Studies from across geographies to engage with and learn about emerging research in the field. We are immensely proud of the team at South Asian Studies that brought this event together and we wish all of our brilliant participants good luck with their presentations and academic journeys.

    Asmita Bhutani, PhD student, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Centre for South Asian Studies
    Sarah Alam, PhD student, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Centre for South Asian Studies
    (Co-Chairs of the CSAS Graduate Symposium 2021)

    ***Follow the link below to view the Symposium Program***

    PLEASE NOTE: The registration for the Keynote Address is conducted separately from the registration for the CSAS Graduate Symposium. Follow the link below to register for the Keynote Address via Zoom and register for the Symposium via Eventbrite OR copy/paste the URLs below in your web browser:

    * Register for the Keynote Address: https://bit.ly/3tdiMGH

    * Register for the Symposium: https://csasgradsymposium2021.eventbrite.ca

    * For further information: https://uoft.me/CSASGrad21

    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Sponsors

    Centre for South Asian Studies


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  • Wednesday, April 28th Ageing and Later Life Caregiving Arrangements in Urban India

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    Wednesday, April 28, 20219:00AM - 10:00AMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Series

    The Manipal Centre of Humanities meets the Centre for South Asian Studies

    Description

    This lecture will be examining how ageing experiences, intergenerational relationships, and eldercare are shaped in a globalized India. Although, the law emphasizes on the role of the family to provide later life care, nonetheless, increasingly eldercare is becoming market (private companies providing a host of caregiving services to the older adults of urban India) oriented. Additionally, post the pandemic, virtual care has emerged as a strong option for later life care. Against this backdrop, this lecture will highlight how family care, virtual care and market-based care determines ageing experiences in urban India.

    Jagriti Gangopadhyay’s main research areas are Medical Sociology and Social Gerontology. Her work analyzes the intersections between health, cultural practices, laws, and policies among older adults. Additionally, her work deals with questions related to women and infant health in India.
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    The Manipal Centre for Humanities is one of two Centres of Excellence under the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)–MAHE itself was one of the six original Institutes of Eminence recognized by the Government of India in 2018. Over the last decade, the Manipal Centre for Humanities has helped pioneer in India a strong multi-disciplinary, research-driven, and India-relevant approach to undergraduate and graduate education. Its faculty are internationally recognized in three key disciplines–literature, sociology and history–and many of its students and alumni are at the forefront of South Asia research in India, Europe and North America.

    This is the first of a series of encounters, planned for the coming years, in which research and teaching institutions in South Asia represented by their faculty will be invited the Centre for South Asian Studies to present their work, discuss shared interests, and meet and exchange as collectives dealing with the same global challenges. A series of talks by colleagues from the Manipal Centre for Humanities will lead up to a panel discussion in which the MCH and the CSAS communities will be given the opportunity to begin an open-ended conversation.


    Speakers

    Christoph Emmrich
    Opening Remarks
    Associate Professor, Department for the Study of Religion; Director, Centre for South Asian Studies, Asian Institute, Munk School, University of Toronto

    Jagriti Gangopadhyay
    Speaker
    Assistant Professor, Manipal Centre for Humanities

    Naisargi Dave
    Moderator
    Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Sponsors

    Centre for South Asian Studies


    If you are attending a Munk School event and require accommodation(s), please email the event contact listed above to make appropriate arrangements.

    Disclaimer: Please note that events posted on this website are considered to be public events – unless otherwise stated – and you are choosing to enter a space where your image and/or voice may be captured as part of event proceedings that may be made public as part of a broadcast, webcast, or publication (online and in print). We make every effort to ensure your personal information is kept and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions please get in touch with our office at munkschool@utoronto.ca or 416-946-8900.



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  • Wednesday, April 28th The Secret Pleasures of a Migrant Dictionary

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    Wednesday, April 28, 202110:30AM - 11:30AMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Series

    The Manipal Centre for Humanities Meets the Centre for South Asian Studies

    Description

    This paper will look at a tiny portion of Benyamin’s Aadujeevitham (Goat Days, trans. Joseph Koyipally) commercially the most successful of Malayalam novels and a recipient of a number of literary awards. In the said portion, the migrant protagonist who finds himself faced with a foreign language compiles a dictionary of the words that he has learnt so far in his unforeseeably strange experience in the Arabian Gulf. The paper reads into the entries of this dictionary to speak about how migration produces a rent in the public sphere and invests it with zones of discrete communitarian pleasures.

    Mohamed Shafeeq Karinkurayil is interested in the cultural dimensions of the migration to the Arabian Gulf from the south Indian state of Kerala. His papers on various aspects of the cultures of Gulf migration have appeared on various platforms including academic journals. Shafeeq received his PhD in Cultural Studies from the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad.
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    The Manipal Centre for Humanities is one of two Centres of Excellence under the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)–MAHE itself was one of the six original Institutes of Eminence recognized by the Government of India in 2018. Over the last decade, the Manipal Centre for Humanities has helped pioneer in India a strong multi-disciplinary, research-driven, and India-relevant approach to undergraduate and graduate education. Its faculty are internationally recognized in three key disciplines–literature, sociology and history–and many of its students and alumni are at the forefront of South Asia research in India, Europe and North America.

    This is the first of a series of encounters, planned for the coming years, in which research and teaching institutions in South Asia represented by their faculty will be invited the Centre for South Asian Studies to present their work, discuss shared interests, and meet and exchange as collectives dealing with the same global challenges. A series of talks by colleagues from the Manipal Centre for Humanities will lead up to a panel discussion in which the MCH and the CSAS communities will be given the opportunity to begin an open-ended conversation.


    Speakers

    Christoph Emmrich
    Opening Remarks
    Associate Professor, Department for the Study of Religion; Director, Centre for South Asian Studies, Asian Institute, Munk School, University of Toronto

    Mohamed Shafeeq Karinkurayil
    Speaker
    Assistant Professor, Manipal Centre for Humanities

    Srilata Raman
    Moderator
    Associate Professor, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Sponsors

    Centre for South Asian Studies


    If you are attending a Munk School event and require accommodation(s), please email the event contact listed above to make appropriate arrangements.

    Disclaimer: Please note that events posted on this website are considered to be public events – unless otherwise stated – and you are choosing to enter a space where your image and/or voice may be captured as part of event proceedings that may be made public as part of a broadcast, webcast, or publication (online and in print). We make every effort to ensure your personal information is kept and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions please get in touch with our office at munkschool@utoronto.ca or 416-946-8900.



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  • Thursday, April 29th The Waiting Dissolve: Abrar Alvi's Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam (1962)

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    Thursday, April 29, 20219:00AM - 10:00AMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Series

    The Manipal Centre for Humanities Meets the Centre for South Asian Studies

    Description

    Black and white Hindi cinema–from the time of independence (1947) to the emergence of colour (early 1960s)–can be studied for a distinct and fully-realized aesthetic of shadows, stark contrasts, grey tonalities and spatializations of the frame. Indeed, the camera displays an autonomy from the expressed or stifled desires of characters or plot points. Such a camera has true freedom moving respectfully and attentively into secret spaces that can be playful, intimate, inviting, lingering, transgressive and melancholic by turns and often within the same movement. It innovates in the private, unhurried ardency of light and shade, as this talk demonstrates with reference to Abrar Alvi’s Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam (Master, Mistress and Servant, 1962).

    Gayathri Prabhu is Associate Professor at the Manipal Centre for Humanities and holds a doctoral degree in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the author of four novels, a memoir and a novella in prose poetry. She is also the co-author (with Nikhil Govind) of Shadow Craft: Visual Aesthetics of Black and White Hindi Cinema (Bloomsbury Academic, 2021). She works with mental health advocacy and is the Coordinator of the Student Support Centre, a psychotherapy service for students in Manipal.

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    The Manipal Centre for Humanities is one of two Centres of Excellence under the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)–MAHE itself was one of the six original Institutes of Eminence recognized by the Government of India in 2018. Over the last decade, the Manipal Centre for Humanities has helped pioneer in India a strong multi-disciplinary, research-driven, and India-relevant approach to undergraduate and graduate education. Its faculty are internationally recognized in three key disciplines–literature, sociology and history–and many of its students and alumni are at the forefront of South Asia research in India, Europe and North America.

    This is the first of a series of encounters, planned for the coming years, in which research and teaching institutions in South Asia represented by their faculty will be invited the Centre for South Asian Studies to present their work, discuss shared interests, and meet and exchange as collectives dealing with the same global challenges. A series of talks by colleagues from the Manipal Centre for Humanities will lead up to a panel discussion in which the MCH and the CSAS communities will be given the opportunity to begin an open-ended conversation.


    Speakers

    Christoph Emmrich
    Opening Remarks
    Associate Professor, Department for the Study of Religion; Director, Centre for South Asian Studies, Asian Institute, Munk School, University of Toronto

    Gayathri Prabhu
    Speaker
    Associate Professor, Manipal Centre for Humanities

    Rijuta Mehta
    Moderator
    Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Sponsors

    Centre for South Asian Studies


    If you are attending a Munk School event and require accommodation(s), please email the event contact listed above to make appropriate arrangements.

    Disclaimer: Please note that events posted on this website are considered to be public events – unless otherwise stated – and you are choosing to enter a space where your image and/or voice may be captured as part of event proceedings that may be made public as part of a broadcast, webcast, or publication (online and in print). We make every effort to ensure your personal information is kept and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions please get in touch with our office at munkschool@utoronto.ca or 416-946-8900.



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  • Thursday, April 29th Panel Discussion: The Manipal Centre for Humanities Meets the Centre for South Asian Studies

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    Thursday, April 29, 202110:30AM - 11:30AMOnline Event, Online Event
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    Description

    The Manipal Centre for Humanities is one of two Centres of Excellence under the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)–MAHE itself was one of the six original Institutes of Eminence recognized by the Government of India in 2018. Over the last decade, the Manipal Centre for Humanities has helped pioneer in India a strong multi-disciplinary, research-driven, and India-relevant approach to undergraduate and graduate education. Its faculty are internationally recognized in three key disciplines–literature, sociology and history–and many of its students and alumni are at the forefront of South Asia research in India, Europe and North America.

    This is the first of a series of encounters, planned for the coming years, in which research and teaching institutions in South Asia represented by their faculty will be invited to the Centre for South Asian Studies to present their work, discuss shared interests, and meet and exchange as collectives dealing with the same global challenges. A series of talks by colleagues from the Manipal Centre for Humanities will lead up to this panel discussion in which the MCH and the CSAS communities will be given the opportunity to begin an open-ended conversation.

    * The series of talks by colleagues from the Manipal Centre for Humanities are posted above on our events website. Please look up the event titles below on our website and register for the ones you would like to attend.

    April 28, 9:00 – 10:00 am | Ageing and Later Life Caregiving Arrangements in Urban India (Speaker: Jagriti Gangopadhyay)
    April 28, 10:30 – 11:30 am | The Secret Pleasures of a Migrant Dictionary (Speaker: Mohamed Shafeeq Karinkurayil)
    April 29, 9:00 – 10:00 am | The Waiting Dissolve: Abrar Alvi’s Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam (1962) (Speaker: Gayathri Prabhu)

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    Nikhil Govind joined the Manipal Centre for Humanities after completing his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include modern Indian literature and film. He is the author of Between Love and Freedom: The Revolutionary in the Hindi Novel (Routledge, 2014), Inlays of Subjectivity: Affect and Action in Modern Indian Literature (Oxford, 2019), and (with Gayathri Prabhu), Shadow Craft: Visual Aesthetics of Black and White Hindi Cinema (Bloomsbury Academic, 2021). He has been Head of the Manipal Centre of Humanities since 2015.

    Jagriti Gangopadhyay’s main research areas are Medical Sociology and Social Gerontology. Her work analyzes the intersections between health, cultural practices, laws, and policies among older adults. Additionally, her work deals with questions related to women and infant health in India.

    Mohamed Shafeeq Karinkurayil is interested in the cultural dimensions of the migration to the Arabian Gulf from the south Indian state of Kerala. His papers on various aspects of the cultures of Gulf migration have appeared on various platforms including academic journals. Shafeeq received his PhD in Cultural Studies from the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad.

    Gayathri Prabhu is Associate Professor at the Manipal Centre for Humanities and holds a doctoral degree in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the author of four novels, a memoir and a novella in prose poetry. She is also the co-author (with Nikhil Govind) of Shadow Craft: Visual Aesthetics of Black and White Hindi Cinema (Bloomsbury Academic, 2021). She works with mental health advocacy and is the Coordinator of the Student Support Centre, a psychotherapy service for students in Manipal.


    Speakers

    Nikhil Govind
    Panelist
    Associate Professor and Head, Manipal Centre for Humanities

    Jagriti Gangopadhyay
    Panelist
    Assistant Professor, Manipal Centre for Humanities

    Mohamed Shafeeq Karinkurayil
    Panelist
    Assistant Professor, Manipal Centre for Humanities

    Gayathri Prabhu
    Panelist
    Associate Professor, Manipal Centre for Humanities

    Christoph Emmrich
    Moderator
    Director, Centre for South Asian Studies, Asian Institute, Munk School; Associate Professor, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Sponsors

    Centre for South Asian Studies


    If you are attending a Munk School event and require accommodation(s), please email the event contact listed above to make appropriate arrangements.

    Disclaimer: Please note that events posted on this website are considered to be public events – unless otherwise stated – and you are choosing to enter a space where your image and/or voice may be captured as part of event proceedings that may be made public as part of a broadcast, webcast, or publication (online and in print). We make every effort to ensure your personal information is kept and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions please get in touch with our office at munkschool@utoronto.ca or 416-946-8900.



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