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Exploring the Indian Ocean as a Cultural Terrain

December 9 and 10, 2005

CSCS Campus

In association with the University of the Witwatersrand,

(Supported by The Ford Foundation, New Delhi)



December 9
10.00 am - 10.30 am: Opening Remarks

10.30 am - 11.30 am: Indentured labour, Identities, Diaspora
Ravindra K. Jain (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
Ravindran Sriramachandran (Dept. of Anthropology, Columbia University)

11.45 am - 12.15 pm:
South Africa/India Textual Interactions: Nationalism and Diaspora
Isabel Hofmeyer (School of Literature and Languages Studies, University of the Witwatersrand)

12.15 pm - 1 pm: Discussion

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm: Lunch

2.00 pm- 3.30 pm:

Constitutional Borrowings, Cultural Rights, Customary Law: Possibilities of Comparison between India and South Africa
Sitharamam Kakarala (CSCS)
Sudhir Krishnaswamy (National Law School of India Univrsity)
Mathew John (CSCS)
Nitya Vasudevan (CSCS)

3.30 pm - 4 pm: Discussion

4.00 pm -4.15 pm: Tea

4.15 pm - 5.15 pm: Culture, Race and Diaspora
Rochelle Pinto (CSCS)
Dan Ojwang (School of Literature and Languages Studies, University of the Witwatersrand)

5.15 pm - 5.45 pm: Discussion


December 10
10.00 am - 11.00 am:

Religious Practices in the Indian Ocean
Kiran Sebastian (United Theological College, Bangalore)
Samira Sheikh (Institute of Ismaili Studies, London)

11.00 am -11.15 am: Tea Break

11.15 am - 12.15 pm:
Gujarati Maps of the Indian Ocean, c.1650-1900
Samira Sheikh (Institute of Ismaili Studies, London)

12.15 pm - 1 pm: Discussion

1 pm - 2.00 pm: Lunch

2.00 pm - 2.45 pm:
Places and Spaces: Soweto and Black Consciousness
Etienne Rassendren (St. Joseph's College, Bangalore)

2.45 pm - 3.15 pm: Discussion

3.15 pm - 3.30 pm: Tea Break

3.30 pm- 4.15 pm:
Uncharted Consumption: The Circulation of Bombay Films in Nigeria
Ashish Rajadhyaksha (CSCS)

4.15 pm - 4.30 pm: Discussion

4.30 pm - 5.30 pm: Concluding Discussion - Projections for Further Research

Conference Organiser:

Dr. Rochelle Pinto, CSCS

For further information contact rochelle@cscsban.org

The Indian Ocean Programme Web Resources Page: http://www.cscsarchive.org/courses/indoc/

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