Postcolonial Displacements: Migration, Narratives and Place-making in South Asia, funded under the AMT ‘Large Grant’ scheme, introduces the new research theme of ‘displacement and place-making’ in South Asian Studies and Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University. The project aims at bringing together multi-disciplinary research expertise, teaching modules and outreach initiatives to expand academic involvement with South Asia at Leiden University and in the Netherlands.
Mobility on the Margins explores narratives, trajectories and interpretations of movement with reference to origin, connectedness, belonging, and other claims to ‘soil’ in South Asia’s eastern borderlands.
Migrations, Memories, Representations focuses on the field of cultural production where experiences and memories of displacement, refugee exodus, destitution or place-making are reconstituted and refigured in representation – in literary, cinematic or artistic narratives.
Modern South Asia Seminar by Dr Nukhbah Taj Langah who will talk about language and poetry as a form of resistance in Postcolonial Pakistan. The talk will be followed by drinks.
14 April: Demographic Transformation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh: Causes, consequences and future prospects
Modern South Asia Seminar with Shapan Adnan, a member of the International Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission. This month’s seminar is a cooperation between the Modern South Asia Seminar and the AMT Postcolonial Displacement project .
In this month’s seminar we’ll screen the movie “Red Ant Dream”, a documentary about those who live the revolutionary ideal in India directed by Sanjak Kak.