Punjab Research Group

Sonata for Four Hands by Amarjit Chandan

Posted in New Publications, Poetry and Literature by Pippa on October 7, 2009

sonataAmarjit Chandan’s long-awaited first full-length collection to be published in Britain comes with a preface by the distinguished writer John Berger, long-time admirer of Chandan’s work. Ironic, lyrical, sometimes angry or regretful, these poems, written in Punjabi but by a poet settled in Britain, add a new dimension to contemporary poetry.

Foreword by John Berger
Cover by Gurvinder Singh

ISBN: 978-1-906570-34-7
978-1-906570-35-4
Publication date: 1 October (pbk & hbk)
Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm
Pages: 160

http://www.arcpublications.co.uk/catalogue/index.php

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CFP: Migration, Theory, and Subaltern Agency

Posted in Conferences by Pippa on October 7, 2009

Date: November 24th-25th, 2009

Emphasis will be on the meeting between various theories currently used with the interdisciplinary field of migration studies and the practical experiences of migrants.

Please consult our website for further details: http://www.ruc.dk/cuid/phd_skole/phd_kurser/migration/

Deadline for registration and paper submission: Nov. 2nd, 2009

Info and registration: @ruc.dk

Paper submission: hbojsen@ruc.dk

Admittance is free of charge.

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ASIA Fellows Awards for the year 2010-2011

Posted in Research Fellowships by Pippa on October 7, 2009

Applications for the Awards are accepted from now until January 15, 2010.
The principal goal of the ASIA Fellows Awards is to increase the overall awareness of intellectual resources in the countries of Northeast Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia and to contribute to the growth of long-range capabilities for cross-regional knowledge sharing.  The ASIA Fellows Awards seek to develop regional expertise, establish a multilateral network of Asian specialists from many disciplines, professional fields and countries, stimulate interdisciplinary research and inter-societal comparison, and contribute to new developments within existing area studies communities. The awards offer opportunities for outstanding young and mid-career Asian scholars, and professionals to gain knowledge of the countries in the region and an understanding of the contexts that shape global and regional issues through research. They enable the awardees to conduct research in a participating Asian country for six to nine months.

Further information: http://www.asianscholarship.org/asf/index.php

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A quiet triumph for humanity

Posted in Articles by Pippa on October 7, 2009

MUCH-AWAITED REUNION: Grandmother Leelo Begum flanked by her brother Lekh Raaj and sister Kamala Devi.

It has now been nearly three months since my naani (maternal grandmother) reunited with her brother and sister. They were separated in October 1947. Witnessing the two sisters meet for the first time after that, yards forward of the family home in Mendhar (District Poonch in Indian-administered Kashmir), was nothing short of an epiphany for me.

I spent the last 22 of my 37 years trying to make this happen, and for the most part, it seemed an unattainable dream. Since April 2005, staying put in Pakistan-administered Kashmir — I came down from the United Kingdom — was my only means to ensure my dream was attained.

Read further: http://www.hinduonnet.com/2009/09/19/stories/2009091951480900.htm

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