This panel aims to identify, analyse and theorise on experiences, narratives, responses and representations concerning violence against women in public and private spheres.
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The South Asian region, once emblematic of the bold experiment of democracy in the postcolonial world, has witnessed sustained democratic backsliding in recent years. Between 2010 and 2021 the democracy scores of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh declined dramatically. Sri Lanka entered a phase of democratic involution since 2019, culminating with the recent economic and political instability.
South Asian tantra cannot be reduced to a corpus of texts, nor to a reservoir of classical philosophical debates over the ultimate nature of the world. Rather, it is well integrated in the sensible reality, the one that is susceptible to be perceived by the senses.
The study of time and temporality has recently emerged as a new area of historical research. Yet, research on time and temporality in South Asian Studies has been primarily concerned with these categories as lenses through which to critique historical periodization and/or to theorize modes of historical writing.
Markets in South Asia are experienced in diverse contexts: through the gentrification of neighbourhoods, social welfare programmes, everyday household provisioning, hip cafés, inequalities in access to public resources, or micro-credit institutions.
Presuming that sacred spots (e.g. temples, shrines, etc.) have been (and still are) of great importance to South Asian religious, social and political life, the panel seeks to address the questions WHY and HOW this happens.
This panel explores forms of storytelling in South Asia, to make sense of how the past becomes embedded in the present. As people move, we ask how stories, that also travel, make communities and impact social realities; what gets carried over, what is lost; what changes and what stays the same?
A 2020 Carnegie report on South Asia states that “the first decade of the twenty-first century saw areas of intense violence across the region” and it lists political conflicts in Kashmir, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.