Punjab Research Group

PRG meeting October 2010 – University of Cambridge

Posted in PRG Meetings by Pippa on October 31, 2011

The meeting was kindly hosted by Dr Tahir Kamran, Iqbal Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge.

Ajit Singh, Emeritus Professor, University of Cambridge
Inaugural speech and some reflections on Punjab development

Kaveri Qureshi, University of Sussex
‘Hopes and Disappointment: Transnational Education in Punjab’

Iqbal Chawla, currently visiting University of Southampton ‘Lord Mountbatten’s Response to the Communal Riots in the Punjab: An Overview’
Ali Usman Qasmi, Royal Holloway, University of London ‘Sacred Violence vs State Violence: A Study of the Multiple Narratives of the Punjab Disturbances of 1953’

Shyamal Kataria, Royal Holloway, University of London
‘Sikh Refugee ‘Collective Memories’ as a Source of Ethno-national Conflict: The Case of Khalistan’

Announcement of Professorship – The Georg-August-University Göttingen

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on June 19, 2009

For the Centre of Modern Indian Studies, the University, with funding from the state of Lower Saxony (Land Niedersachsen), is setting up five new professorships to ensure the creation of an excellent and internationally visible centre for area studies.

  • A professorship in Society and Culture of Modern India (W3) with a regional focus on India and thematic expertise in social structure, ethnic religious diversity, and legal pluralism;
  • A professorship in Indian Economic Development (W3), with a research focus on development economics issues in India and particular competence in inequality or poverty issues, political economy, or India-specific financial topics;
  • A professorship in Modern Indian History (W3), preferably with a historical focus on modern Indian economic and social history, and a strong competency in Indian languages;
  • A professorship in Indian Religions (W2), with particular competencies in modern Hinduism, Islam, and/or other religions prevalent in India;
  • A professorship in Indian State and Democracy (W3) with a particular focus on Indian politics, Indian constitutional theory, Indian law, or comparative legal studies


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