Punjab Research Group

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Detailed programme: Punjab Research Group Conference 31 March 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018


09.30- 09.45:         Registration

09.45- 10.00:         Welcome Address: Prof. Pritam Singh, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford.

10.00-11.30:          Session I     Language and music  

Chair: Jaskiran Bhogal, London School of Economics, United Kingdom

10.00 – 10.25:       Breaking Barriers: Role of Punjabipedia in Reaching out to Global Readers of Punjabi Language

Dr. Rajwinder Singh1 and Dr. Jasvir Kaur2,  1. Assistant Professor, Department of English, Punjabi University Patiala and 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Literary Studies, Punjabi University Patiala


10.50-11.30:          Discussion

11.30-11.50:          Coffee Break

11.50-13.20:          Session II    Gender studies  

Chair: Dr. Meena Dhanda, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom                   

11.50-12.15:          Punjab’s modernity still leaving behind menstruation as an un-talked taboo topic.

Aleena Qaiser, Forman Christian College, Lahore

12.15-12.40:          Nevertheless She Persists

Simi Singh, Universty of British Columbia, Vancouver

 12.40-13.20:          Discussion

13.20-14.00:          Lunch Break

14.00-14.15:          Conference Announcements regarding Publications, Scholarships and Research Projects

14.15-15:45:         Session III Social and art studies   

 Chair: Prof. Eleanor Nesbitt, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

 14:15-14:40:         British Punjab 1849-58: A Study in Imperialism

 Fozia Umar, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad and Visiting Fellow, Royal Holloway University of London

14:40-15:05:        Scheduled Castes Welfare in Punjab: Exploring the Extent of Awareness about Government Schemes
Dr. Lakhvir Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Punjabi University Patiala

15.05- 15.45: Discussion

15.45-16.05: Coffee Break

16.05-16.50: Session IV History and study of religions

Chair: Prabhsharandeep Singh, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

16.05-16.30: Journey of Jamia Khair Ul Madaris from Jalandhar, India, to Multan, Pakistan (1931-1951)
Fakhar Bilal, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Royal Holloway University of London

16.30-16.50:          Discussion 

16.50-17.05:         Deliberation on/Announcement of Best Presenter Award

17.05-17.30:          Coffee Break

17.30-18.30:          1984-When the sun didn’t rise (film screening)

Teenaa Kaur Pasricha, Independent Film Maker

We would expect everyone in the audience to make a voluntary contribution of atleast £3 to this which goes to the film maker Teenaa Kaur Pasricha.

18.30-19.00:         Discussion and interaction with the film maker Teenaa Kaur Pasricha, Independent Film Maker

19.00-19.15:         Vote of Thanks



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