Friday, June 17, 2016

5th Y-SASM conference programme

Young South Asia Scholars Meet 2016
Transformations of the Political
24th-25th June 2016

Venue: University of Göttingen, Germany
Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum, Heinrich-Düker- Weg 14

Friday, 24th June, 2016

10:00-10:30    Registration & Tea and Coffee

10:30-11:00    Welcome by Alva Bonaker and Arun Kumar

11:00-12:30    Session 1: Development and Dissent
Chloé Leclère (Lyon)
Community project, inclusion and new state interventions. The case of rural sanitation in India
Katharina Paterok (Berlin)
Power and the Pauper – Being an Indian Citizen. The Example of Delhi’s Waste Economy
Discussant: Razak Khan (Göttingen) 
12:30-13:45    Lunch

13:45-16:00     Session 2:  Gender, Labour, and Violence
Janna Vogl (Erfurt)
NGO activism and local protest against gender violence in a slum in Chennai, South India
Chandni Mehta (Delhi)
Into the breach of ‘Sex Work’: ‘Labour’ and ‘Prostitution’ in the Field of Political Economy
Sneha, Banerjee (Delhi)
‘Gestation Workers’ in India: (Re)Producing for the Commercial Surrogacy ‘Industry’
Discussant: Manju Ludwig (Heidelberg)/Jana Tschurenev (Göttingen)

16:00-16:30    Tea & Coffee

17:00-19:00    Public Lecture by Prof. Amartya Sen (Harvard University), hosted by the Department of Development Economics, Göttingen University (as part of their conference)
Venue: Paulinerkirche, Papendiek 14, 37073 Göttingen

20:00-22:00    Dinner at L’Osteria, Kurze-Geismar-Straße 9, 37073 Göttingen

Saturday, 25th June, 2016
9:00-10:30  Session 3: Diversity and Political Mobilization
Arndt W. Emmerich (Oxford)
Inclusive development and its dilemmas; a study of Muslim minority activism in South India
Durgesh Solanki (Mumbai)
Cast(e)ing the Broom: Politics of Broom
Discussant: Gajendran Ayyathurai (Göttingen)

10:30-11:00    Tea & Coffee
11:00-12:30    Session 4: Refugees and the State 
Smita Tiwari (Delhi)
States’ Response to the Refugee Crisis in South Asia: Focus on Afghan Refugees in Pakistan
Himadri Chatterjee (Delhi)
Refugee City: Lives and Spaces in ‘Transition’ at the ‘Borders’ of Kolkata
Discussant: Maria Framke (Rostock)
12:30-13:30    Lunch
13:30-15:00    Session 5: State Power and Resistance
Lipin Ram (Geneva)
Martyrdom and ‘the political’: the case of communist politics in North Kerala
Xavier Houdoy    (Paris)   
The Governance of the Margins: De-constructing the State in Arunachal Pradesh
Discussant: Kristin Plys (Göttingen)
15:00-15:30    Tea & Coffee
15:30-17:00      Session 6: Political culture and aesthetics
Daniela Cappello (Heidelberg)
Radical Aesthetics as Resistance: Reading and Performing the Hungry Generation at University
Garima Dhabhai (Delhi)
Crafting Cityscapes: Deciphering the ‘Political’ in Beautification Regime of Contemporary Jaipur
Discussant: Ayesha Kidwai (Delhi/Göttingen)
17:00-17:30    Tea & Coffee
17:30-18:30    Concluding Remarks by Alva Bonaker, Ayesha Kidwai, Arun Kumar, and Jana Tschurenev, and final discussion

Friday, May 27, 2016


 The Y-SASM team is extremely delighted to present its newly made logo. This year's conference is taking place at CeMIS, University of Goettingen from 24th to 26th of June. The final programme will soon be out.