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‘New Perspectives on Punjab Studies: Rethinking Historiography’, 29-30 April.

on
‘New Perspectives on Punjab Studies: Rethinking Historiography’

in association with
Prof. Anne Murphy,
University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada
and
Dr. Yogesh Snehi,
Indian Institute of Advanced Study,
Shimla.

   Programme Schedule:                                                Wednesday, 29 April, 2015

9.00 a.m. – 9.05 a.m.
Welcome address:
Prof. Mahesh Rangarajan,
NMML.
9.05 a.m. – 9.15 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Prof. Anne Murphy,
University of British Columbia, Canada and
Dr. Yogesh Snehi,
Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.
9.15 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Session I: ‘Historiography’
9.15 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.
Chair: Prof. Surinder Singh,
Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Speaker:

Prof. Ishwar Dayal Gaur,
Panjab University, Chandigarh.
‘Studying the Constructions of the Past in the Historiography of Punjabi Literature’


Dr. Yogesh Snehi,

Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.
‘Historiography and Fieldwork in the Study of Popular Shrines’

11.15 a.m.-11.30 a.m. Tea/Coffee
11.30 a.m.- 12.30 p.m.
Chair: Prof. Surinder Singh,
Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Speaker: Dr. Pippa Virdee,
De Montfort University,
Leicester, UK.
‘Punjab, Punjabi, Punjabiyat: The state of discourse’
12.30 p.m. - 1.30 p.m. Lunch
1.30 p.m. – 4.45 p.m. Session 2: ‘Medieval/Early Modern Punjab’
1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Chair: Prof. Ishwar Dayal Gaur,
Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Speakers: Prof. Surinder Singh,
Panjab University, Chandigarh.
‘Medieval Punjab in Modern Perception: Identifying the major trends in historical writing’

Prof. Anne Murphy,
University of British Columbia, Canada.
‘Reconsidering 18th Century Braj-Punjabi Literature’
3.30 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. Tea/Coffee
3.45 p.m. – 4.45 p.m.
Chair: Prof. Ishwar Dayal Gaur,
Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Speaker: Prof. Mahesh Sharma,
Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Margins of the Kingdom: Nineteenth century Panjab and the hill states’
                                            Thursday, 30 April, 2015
9.00 a.m.-12.20 p.m. Session 3: ‘Representations’
9.15 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.
Chair: Prof. Anne Murphy,
University of British Columbia, Canada.
Speakers: Dr. Anshu Malhotra,
NMML.
The Trope of Conversion, a Gendered Subjectivity and a Conversion Narrative from Mid Nineteenth Century Punjab’’

Dr. Radhika Chopra,
University of Delhi, Delhi.
‘Seeing off the Dead: Post-mortem photographs in the Durbar Sahib’
11.15 a.m.- 11.30 a.m. Tea/Coffee
 11.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
Chair: Prof. Anne Murphy,
University of British Columbia, Canada.
Speakers: Ms. Kanika Singh,
Ambedkar University, Delhi.
‘Representation of Heritage in Museums on Sikh History’
12.30 p.m. – 1.30 p.m. Lunch
1.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. Session 4: ‘Borders’
 1.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.
Chair: Dr. Yogesh Snehi,
Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.
Speakers: Mr. Sunit Singh,
University of Chicago, USA.
‘A Future Beyond the Punjab: The political horizons of the Ghadrparty’
2.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. Conclusion
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