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Workshop on ‘Reading Adivasi Histories’, 13th December, 2013

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library organized this workshop on 13th December, 2013 in the Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building in association with Dr. Sangeeta Dasgupta, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Program Schedule: Friday, 13 th December, 2013

 

9.00 a.m.– 9.05 a.m. Welcome address:

Prof. Mahesh Rangarajan,
Director,
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi
9.05 a.m. - 9.10 a.m. Introduction to the Workshop
by Dr. Sangeeta Dasgupta,
Centre for Historical Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
9.10 a.m. - 10.50 a.m. Session I:
Customs, Law and Contested Sites
Chair and Discussant: Dr. Bimol Akoijam
Centre for the Study of Social Systems,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Speakers: Dr. David Vumlallian Zou,
Department of History,
University of Delhi, DelhiAssemblage of ‘Tribal’ Custom and Land Rights in North-East India
  Dr. Mollica Dastider,
Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, Delhi
Marginalized as Minority: Tribal Citizens and Border Thinking in India
10.50 a.m. - 11.05 a.m. Tea
11.05 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. Session II
Customs, Law and Contested Sites
Chair and Discussant: Prof. Savyasaachi,
Department of Sociology,
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi .
Speakers: Dr. Boddhisattva Kar, Department of Historical Studies,
University of Cape Town, South Africa
The Global Savage: The League of Nations and the Connected Histories of Aboriginality
  Dr. Madhumita Mazumdar and
Prof. Vishvajit Pandya
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Ahmedabad
‘The Portman Project and the ‘Tribal Welfare’ Archive in the Andaman Islands’
12.45 p.m. - 1.45 p.m. Lunch
1.45 p.m. - 3.20 p.m. Session III
Revisiting Adivasi Pasts
Chair and Discussant: Dr. Amita Baviskar,
Sociology Unit,
Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi.
Speakers: Dr. Uday Chandra, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany
Rediscovering the Primitive:
Adivasi Histories and Radical Historiography in Postcolonial India
  Dr. Sangeeta Dasgupta, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Reordering Histories: Tana Readings of their Past
3.20 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. Tea
Session IV 3.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Reading Adivasi Histories: Multiple Trajectories
Chair and Discussant: Prof. Mahesh Rangarajan,
Director,
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi .
Spearker: Dr. Prathama Banerjee,
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi
  Prof. Indrani Chatterjee,
Department of History,
The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  Prof. Tanika Sarkar,
Centre for Historical Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
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