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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

MODERN INDIA: CHALLENGES AHEAD

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
contemporary India

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

Decision Making

11:30 am 12:30 pm: Open Forum with Speakers: Question and Answers


Vote of thanks.

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The Third Annual Rutgers Conference on South Asia will take place in November, 2007. Anyone interested in helping to organize this conference should contact Nimanthi Rajasingham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here to see pictures from the 3rd Annual SASP Conference


The Second Annual Rutgers Conference on South Asia will take place in November, 2006. Anyone interested in helping to organize this conference should contact Julie Rajan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sonja Thomas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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.

South Asian Studies program and Mason Gross School of the Arts present Independent Curator & Art Critic - Gayatri Sinha.

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Three students received awards for research-related activities this semester

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