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BASAS Conference 2019

BASAS Annual Conference 2019: Call for Panels/Papers

3 - 5 April 2019, Durham University

The British Association of South Asian Studies (BASAS) will hold its annual conference 3 - 5 April 2019, at Durham University. We are pleased to confirm that Alpa Shah (LSE) has kindly agreed to give the keynote lecture.

We are now accepting panel and paper submissions for the 2019 conference. This year there is no specific theme for the conference - we invite proposals for both panels and independent papers from all humanities, arts, and social science disciplines, covering research across the breadth of South Asia.

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit your panel and paper proposals to the conference organisers at basas.2019@durham.ac.uk by 15 October, 2018.

Panel proposals (150-200 word abstract)

Panel proposals are to be accompanied by individual paper abstracts for each of the proposed panel members (100-150 words). The panel organiser(s) should also arrange for a chair (who can be a panellist). Panels will last for 90 minute format with no more than 4 papers in each slot. It is advisable that proposals allow sufficient time for the presentation of papers as well as discussion.

Proposals should include:

Title of session:
Name, affiliation and contact details for session convenors:
Abstract outlining scope of session (150-200 words):

Please note: Incomplete panel proposals will not be accepted. Panel organisers are expected to have confirmed speakers and chair prior to submitting. The conference organisers may seek to add additional individual papers to accepted papers, in discussion with panel organisers.

Independent papers (100-150 word abstract)

Individual papers will be compiled into appropriate panels by the conference organisers in consultation with panel convenors.

Paper Proposals should include:
Title of paper:
Name, affiliation and contact details for presenter/s,
Abstract (150-200 words):


Deadline for submission of abstracts:

Please submit your panel and paper proposals to the conference organisers at basas.2019@durham.ac.uk by 15 October 2018.

Please provide full contact details (mailing and emailing addresses) for your paper and/or for each member of your panel.
 

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QM South Asia Forum

1 November 2018

Speaker, Gyan Prakash, Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, Princeton University.

Lecture Abstract: On the night of June 25, 1975, Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency in India, suspending constitutional rights and rounding up her political opponents in midnight raids across the country. In the twenty-one harrowing months that followed, her regime unleashed a brutal campaign of coercion and intimidation, arresting and torturing people by the tens of thousands, razing slums, and imposing compulsory sterilization on the poor. In spite of this searing experience, the Emergency has received little historical study. Stripping away the comfortable myth that this authoritarian turn was a momentary episode brought on entirely by Indira's crisis of power, this paper argues that the political crisis was long in the making and was a turning point in the history of India’s democracy. It focuses on the stories of the imprisonment of leaders to illustrate how this moment raised searching questions about the meanings of public and personal freedom.

For further details and ticketing information, please click https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gyan-prakash-democracy-and-emergency-in-modern-india-tickets-49093532076

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BASAS Statement on Bhima-Koregaon Case

BASAS wishes to condemn the arbitrary and unwarranted arrest and harassment of academics, lawyers, writers and poets in the Bhima-Koregaon case. Whilst none should be above the law, due process - which has always been a cornerstone of the Indian judiciary – has been bypassed in these cases. We are concerned about the attempts to muzzle dissent in the world’s largest democracy and we stand in solidarity with those who have consistently and courageously spoken up for the rights of the marginalised.

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On 11th July, 2013, we launched our BASAS Campaign. We announced our intention to establish an endowment fund, and we pledged to use our expertise to ensure BASAS continues to support workshops, language training grants, and other initiatives to sustain the study and research of the countries and people of South Asia.

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