Modern India: Challenges Ahead
Come, Hear and Interact with Indian public intellectuals on social conflicts in one of the world’s
largest pluricultural democracies in the twenty-first century as the
South Asian Studies Program presents
Date: October 19, 2009
Venue: DOUGLASS CAMPUS CENTER, TRAYES HALL A
9:30 – 10 am: Anand Teltumbde: Globalisation and Caste
10:00 – 10:30 am: Masood Alam: Caste dynamics and discrimination among Muslims in
10:30 – 11 am: Raj Kumar Hans: Paradox of Egalitarian Sikh Religion and Casteism in
Sikh Society: A Dalit Challenge
11 – 11:30 am: E. Sudha Rani: Transcending Barriers: Dalit women in
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Open Forum with Speakers: Question and Answers
Vote of thanks.
Click here to see pictures from the 2nd Annual SASP Conference
The First Annual Rutgers Conference on South Asia, the theme of which was "'Home' and the World: South Asia in Transition," took place on Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26, 2005. Professors and graduate students within and outside of Rutgers addressed issues relating to South Asia and its diaspora in a variety of panel discussions and presentations, from Touching Untouchability to Gender and Identity to Global Fundamentalism. We were honored to present Keynote Speakers Shashi Tharoor and Gayatri Spivak, and a reading by author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
A schedule of events, panel descriptions, speaker biographies, and additional information remain on the conference website.
Videotapes of the conference sessions are also available for borrowing or purchase.