Schedule 2020

Saturday, February 22 

9:00 am Opening Remarks (Harry Blair, Yale University) 

9:00 am-11:00 am Panel 1: Gender & Masculinities 

Discussant: Priyasha Mukhopadhyay, Yale University 

Sohaib Khan: “Let the Beard Grow and Trim the Mustache”: Muslim Ethics between Mimesis and Embodiment. 

Daniel Dillon: Unspeakable Difference: Gender & Contingent Solidarity at a Jaffna Rickshaw Stand. 

Shubhangi Garg Mehrotra: From Mustaches to Eyelashes: The Crisis of Parsi Postcolonial Masculinity 

11:15 am - 1:15 pm Panel 2: Cities and Citizenship 

Discussant: Adeem Suhail, Yale University 

Rakib Akhtar: Protests, Neoliberalism and Hindutva amongst farmers: the case of Dholera Smart City 

Rudrani Gangopadhyay: “Some things get lost”: 
Tracking a Premodern City in Postmodern Times in Masaan 

Tanya Chaudhary: “Workers come and go”: Oral Histories and life course perspective to understand ‘work’ and ‘cities’ in Global South 

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Panel 3: Technologies of colonial governance and their post-colonial afterlives 

Discussant: Aditi Saraf, Ashoka University 

Sreya Sen: Social life of documents: Narratives of home-ownership among the middle-class in Kolkata 

Uttara Shahani: Pre-partition movements for autonomy: creating communal provinces & the movement for the separation of Sindh, 1927-35. 

Sangeeta Banerji: Following the Follow-up boys: Finding the Field of Fixing in the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai 

Sunday, February 23 

9:00 am- 11:00 am Panel 4: On the Urban-Rural Continuum 

Discussant: Anthony Acciavatti, Yale University 

Rei Asada: Urbanization in Rural Area: Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Development 

Suchismita Chattopadhyay: Fashioning the Aspirational Subject: Etiquette and ‘Personality Development’ in Contemporary Delhi 

Sudheesh Ramapurath Chemmencheri: Jaathicolony: Spatiality and Sociality of Adivasi Landlessness in Kerala 

11:15 am-1:15 pm Panel 5: At the Margins of the Metropole 

Discussants: Sarah Khan, Yale University 

Suravee Nayak: Women Miners or Miner’s Wife or Coal Collectors”- The Lives of Rural Dispossessed Women in Talcher Coalfields of Odisha 

Stefan Lueder: Beyond the ‘Historical Island’: Jaya Prithvi Bahadur Singh and Himalayan Humanism in the Early 20th century 

Rahul Ranjan: The Missionaries at the Margin: Birsa Ulgulan and the making of Munda Raj 

2:30 pm Closing remarks