This panel aims to explore philosophy in early modern India in the vernaculars. It focuses particularly on sources composed in languages different from Sanskrit and in genres different from śāstras in order to explore new perspectives on how philosophical knowledge was conceived and transmitted in the South Asian context.
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32 – Dynamics of Language Diversity, Multilingual Identities and Linguistic Nationalism in South Asia
South Asia is one of the most linguistically diverse regions worldwide with multilingualism being the norm, and yet it has been a hotbed for movements of linguistic nationalism. In South Asia, language identity is third only to religious and caste identity, sometimes trumping both, as witnessed historically.
33 – Transmitting know-how in a shifting world – the case of contemporary India
India has been rapidly changing since the 1991 liberalisation reforms. During this economic transition, complex and hybrid re-configurations of tradition, modernity, postmodernity have arisen, expressed in various domains.
34 – Religious and Environmental Encounters: North Indian Mountains Through the Eyes of Travellers
The Himalaya, notably the Garhwal and Kumaon regions, has been a place of fascination for non-residents since time immemorial and has attracted travellers, naturalists, pilgrims, ascetics, and writers from all over Asia and Europe.
35 – Postmodern Narratives of Caste and Indigeneity
This panel considers narratives of caste and indigeneity across genres, media, and languages and their explicit engagement with narrative conventions of the postmodern.
36 – Interrogating Deviance and ‘Crime’ in Colonial and Postcolonial South Asia
While deviance violates social norms, crime violates the formal legal order. Yet both are social constructs based on ethical norms. The proposed panel analyses the construction of deviance by the civil society and the state in South Asia, both in the colonial and post-colonial contexts.
37 – Violent births and deaths: coping with challenging life experiences in South Asia
The panel aims to approach beginning and end of life experiences, when they are characterized by violence. We are interested in how families and professionals, such as ritual and medical specialists, cope with and represent such experiences in South Asia.
38 – Adivasis and Adivasi Studies
Adivasi Studies, centred on the subject of the adivasi, still has some way to go in asserting its importance as a new field of enquiry in academia today. Yet, the field is expanding as courses on adivasis, indigeneity, minorities, discrimination and exclusion are taught in Indian universities and across the globe.
39 – Citizens at Risk: Caste, Violence and State Institutions in India
The panel will address the evolving relation between caste, violence and state in an increasingly authoritarian Indian state with a particular focus on how the persistence of caste-based violence represents a challenge for principles such as citizenship and dignity.
41 – Managerialism and the Transformation of Indian Capitalism in the Mid-Twentieth Century: The Experience of Ahmedabad
During the mid-20th century, India saw a great transition in the character the Indian capitalism. The role of Indian business communities have generally been studied under a dichotomous framework.