Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Conference -- Questioning Marginality: Dalits and Muslims in Urban India

Friday, April 19, 2013

9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

DAY 2: Friday, April 19, 2013Pembroke Hall, Room 305172 Meeting St.

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South Asian Studies Program, Brown-India Initiative, and the graduate student committee on Caste and Inequality in Urbanizing India at Brown University present:

Questioning Marginality: Dalits and Muslims in Urban India
Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 at Brown University

DAY 1: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute for International Studies
111 Thayer St.

9:00AM-9:50AM Tea/Coffee

9:50AM-10:00AM Welcome and Introduction

10:00AM-12:00PM Key Lecture and Discussion

ANUPAMA RAO, BARNARD COLLEGE, NEW YORK
POLITICAL VALUE AND PRECARIOUS LIFE:
GLOBAL ITINERARIES OF DALIT SUBALTERNITY

Discussant: HILARY SILVER
Chair: TRINA VITHAYATHIL


12:00PM-1:00PM Lunch

1:00PM-3:00PM Grad Student Workshops

Chair: BHAWANI BUSWALA

POULOMI CHAKRABARTI (POLITICAL SCIENCE)
DISAGGREGATING SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA:
THE VARIANT POLITICS OF EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE

Discussant: YOGENDRA YADAV, MEERA AND VIKRAM GANDHI FELLOW (BROWN-INDIA INITIATIVE)

SUKRITI ISSAR (SOCIOLOGY)
THE SLUM: MARKET, STATE AND LAW IN MUMBAI, 1880-2010

Discussant: IRFAN AHMAD

3:30PM-4:30PM South Asian Studies & Middle Eastern Studies
Qahwa and Chai Social Hour

5:00PM-7:00PM Key Lecture and Discussion

GOPAL GURU, JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY, DELHI, INDIA
URBAN BODIES AND STUFFED MINDS: UNDERSTANDING
THE SOCIAL DYNAMICS OF INDIAN CITIES

Discussant: COREY WALKER
Chair: LINA FRUZZETTI


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DAY 2: Friday, April 19, 2013
Pembroke Hall, Room 305
172 Meeting St.

9:00AM-10:00AM Tea/Coffee

10:00AM-12:00PM Key Lecture and Discussion

IRFAN AHMAD, MONASH UNIVERSITY, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
MARGINS OF KNOWLEDGE: NATION-STATE, ?THE OTHER?
AND THE DISCIPLIN(E)ING OF SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY

Discussant: NATHANIEL BERMAN
Chair: VAZIRA ZAMINDAR

12:00PM-1:00PM Lunch

1:00PM-3:30PM Grad Student Workshops

Chair: JAMIE MCPIKE

RAMA SRINIVASAN (ANTHROPOLOGY)
MARRIED BY LAW: CONCEPTUALIZING UNIONS IN LEGAL TERMS

Discussant: NIVEDITA MENON

TRINA VITHAYATHIL (SOCIOLOGY)
COUNTING CASTE: HOUSEHOLD INTERVIEWS AND THE
PRODUCTION OF CASTE DATA IN INDIA

Discussant: GOPAL GURU

3:30PM-4:00PM Tea (break)

4:30PM-6:30PM Key Lecture and Discussion

NIVEDITA MENON, JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY, DELHI, INDIA
SHIFTING MARGINS, MULTIPLE CENTRES -
FEMINISM, 'WOMEN' AND ?OTHERS?

Discussant: KAY WARREN
Chair: BHRIGUPATI SINGH