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