Punjab Research Group

PRG Meeting 26 June 2010 – Coventry University

Posted in PRG Meetings by Pippa on October 31, 2011

The meeting is in collaboration with the ‘Gender, Caste and the Practices of Religious Identities’ Project funded by the AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme.

Tahir Kamran and Abida Kauser


Abida Kauser, Bahaud-din Zakaria University, Multan
‘Multan Under Colonial Rule (1849-1901)’

Minoti Chakravarty-Kaul


Minoti Chakravarty-Kaul, Formerly Prof. Department of Economics, Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi.
‘Land Tenure, The Commons and the Rural Community in Greater Punjab 1803-1947 An Institutional Analysis’

Sukhpal Singh


Sukhpal Singh, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
‘Political Economy of Institutional Mechanisms in the Indian Punjab’s Agricultural Sector: Experience and Issues’

Talvinder Gill


Talvinder Gill, University of Warwick
‘The Indian Workers Association Coventry 1938-1990: Political and Social Action’

Pandit Yashpaul and Tej Purewal


Pundit Yashpaul Former (Retd.) Head, Music Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh
‘A Journey through the Sacred and Secular Music Traditions of Punjab’

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Analysis: Southern Punjab’s troubles —Rasul Bakhsh Rais

Posted in Articles by Pippa on June 19, 2009

Although all cities of Punjab have been rotting for decades under massive political and bureaucratic corruption, the towns of Southern Punjab have suffered the most

Culturally, there is not one but three Punjabs, excluding the one on the Indian side. If we don’t consider religion and its influence on community and identity formation, Indian Punjab would culturally and linguistically be a part of Central Punjab in Pakistan.

Apart from the familiar commonalities that are found among the ancient lands and peoples of the Indus, their dialects and social structures are very different. So are the patterns of leadership, elite formations and power relationships in society.

Southern Punjab, much like other parts of the country, no longer represents any ethnic cohesion. The ethnic-linguistic mix has greatly changed with migration from the other Punjabs since canal colonisation. And the pattern of migration through various land acquisition schemes, particularly after the absorption of the State of Bahawalpur into Punjab, has continued.
Read full article: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009%5C06%5C16%5Cstory_16-6-2009_pg3_2

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