2018 India Update – Voices of difference: minority positions in a majoritarian world

Dates : Thursday 15 November — Friday 16 November 2018

The South Asia Research Institute at ANU announces its biennial conference that brings together scholars, policymakers and cultural practitioners to take stock of recent developments.

As India moves towards national elections, the India Update assesses key dynamics that are shaping the country and its neighbours. One question that has emerged with renewed force in India and elsewhere is the position of minority and subaltern groups. In increasingly populist global climates, what happens to the political status, cultural identities, and legal rights of such constituents in a democracy? What can we learn from India, and South Asia more broadly, about the ongoing negotiation and contention between majoritarian and minority positions?

The Update will further examine India today in light of pressing issues surrounding rapid urbanisation, gender relations, climate change, crises in public goods, and international relations. Showcasing new research in these fields, the Update will take stock of India in the world today. The keynote address for the 2018 India Update will be delivered by Professor G.N. Devy, titled ‘Memory, Language and Aphasia: The Future of Human Speech’.

The conference is free of charge, but registration is required. Please click here for registration

Venue: Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre, Hedley Bull Centre (130), Garran Road, Australian National University, Canberra

View the full program here

Event contact: yanhong.ouyang@anu.edu.au

Updated:  25 October 2018/ Responsible Officer:  SARI director/ Page Contact:  SARI director