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Faculty positions in English at Ashoka University

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  Tenured/tenure-track faculty position in English, Rank Open We are looking for active scholars and committed teachers at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels, who are engaged with one or more of the following fields: 1. Translation Studies2. Digital Humanities3. Literary Theory4. Medieval/Early Modern literatures5. Poetry and Poetics6. Dalit Studies Applications are welcomed from …

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Dalit studies: Human Dignity, Equality and Democracy

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  Call for Proposals The rise of Dalit studies has provided the necessary platform for a new set of scholarly enquiries in the social sciences and humanities. The Dalit Studies International conference (2008) was an attempt to bring together academics and intellectuals for a productive conversation on new research agendas. This initiative resulted in the …

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Contemplating Grief within the academia: Brother Rohith on my mind

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  Trevor Jeyaraj “I can never recover from my childhood loneliness. The unappreciated child from my past.” – Brother Rohith Vemula A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends – (Job 6:14, Old Testament, The Bible) ~  I am trying to recuperate from the spiral of grief enforced on the students by the …

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Historian and Political Commentator M S S Pandian Passes Away

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  Ajith Cherian & Akanksha Verma (For Dalit Camera) On Monday, November 10, M S S Pandian passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he was admitted on Sunday following a cardiac arrest. He was 57. Professor Pandian taught modern history at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The pioneering historian is …

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Talk by Dr. Chinnaiah Jangam on “African American and Dalit Studies: Reflection on life narratives”

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  [Via Shanker Sampangi] Telangana Students’ Association (TSA) and Dalit Information and Education Trust (DIET) Cordially invite you for a Talk on “African American and Dalit Studies: Reflection on life narratives”  to be delivered by  Dr. Chinnaiah Jangam (Assistant Professor, Department of History, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada) Venue: Conference Hall, Administrative Building, EFL-University, Hyderabad. On Friday, 14th December, 2012, at …

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Dalitizing History: A New Paradigm in South Asia

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  Chinnaiah Jangam [Reviewed by Chinnaiah Jangam (Wagner College), Bhagavan, Manu; Feldhaus, Anne, eds., Claiming Power from Below: Dalits and the Subaltern Question in India. H-Asia, H-Net Reviews. December, 2009.] Over the last two decades, the South Asian landscape has experienced a resurgence of untouchable voices challenging the dominant social, economic, political, cultural, and epistemological structures, …

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Disturbing Aspects of Kerala Society

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  Gail Omvedt Arundhati Roy’s prize-winning novel, The God of Small Things, focuses on the most socially explosive of all relationships in India, a love affair between a dalit man and a high-caste woman. It ends with the brutal murder of the man by the police, “history’s henchmen,” and the woman’s banishment — punishments for …