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AUD Events

AUD Events

Event Date :- 06-January-2020 To 07-January-2020
Event Time :- 09:30 am to 04:30 pm
Venue :- D-330 SHIV NADAR UNIVERSITY,GREATER NOIDA, Kashmere Gate campus, AUD



International Conference on Childhood, Youth and Identity in South Asia

January 6-7 2020

Venue for the conference proceedings: D Block, Third Floor, Room 330, Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida

Tea/Coffee, Lunch, and Conference Dinner will be at the C & D Atrium

Day 1: January 6 2020

9.00am-9.30 am- Registration

9.30am- 9.45 am- Opening Remarks

Dr Divya Kannan, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Shiv Nadar University

9.45am- 11.15 am

Session 1: Politics of Schooling and Pedagogic Practices

Discussant: Dr Akash Bhattacharya, School of Education, Azim Premji University


  1. Educational Journeys of Muslim Girls in a Madrasa and Making of Islamic Womanhood

Dr Hem Borker, Assistant Professor, Centre for Study if Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Jamia Millia Islamia


  1. Construction of Childhood in the Government School Spaces of Delhi

Shailly Kumar, PhD scholar, Women and Gender Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi


  1. Clean bodies in School: children’s negotiations with sartorial and material discourses of hygiene, Tamil Nadu

Smruthi Bala Kannan, PhD scholar, Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers Camden College of Arts and Sciences


11.15am-11.30 am: Tea/Coffee


11.30 am-13:00pm

Session 2: Youth, Nation, and the Development Question

Discussant: Dr Iman Mitra, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Shiv Nadar University


  1. (Un)Contested temporalities: Navigating Adivasi Youth Identities in a Local Village Community in India

Dr Gunjan Wadhwa, Independent Scholar, Delhi


  1. Generational Communities: Student Activism and the Politics of Becoming in South Asia

Dr Jean-Thomas Martelli , Head Researcher at the Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) in New Delhi.


  1. Serving the Post-Colonial State: Indian Youth and National Development

Thomas Wilkinson, PhD scholar, Department of International History, The London School of Economics and Political Science

13.00pm-14.00 pm – Lunch



Session 3: Skilling and Aspirations in Contemporary India

Discussant: Dr Anandini Dar, Assistant Professor, School of Education Studies, Ambedkar University


  1. Developmental Discourses and Psycho-educational Interventions: Producing '            ‘Resilient' or 'Risky' Childhoods?

Dr R. Maithreyi, formerly at the Centre for Budget Studies, Bengaluru


  1. Developmental Subjects or Aspirational Agents? Centering Student voices in Skills-based Education

Ketaki Prabha, Research Scholar, Centre for Budget Studies, Bengaluru


  1. Youths Must Keep ‘Upvaluing’ Themselves”: Of ‘Personality Development’ and Grooming in Contemporary Delhi

Suchismita Chattopadhyay, PhD scholar, Anthropology, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.


15.30pm- 16.45pm

Session 4: Histories, Emotions and Imperialism

Discussant: Dr Divya Kannan, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Shiv Nadar University


  1. Laying the Foundation of the Native Christian Community: A Failed Experiment  with Orphans and Orphanages?

Soni, PhD Scholar, Institute of History, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  1. Thinking, Feeling, and Doing: Histories of Childhood and Youth in Africa

Dr Sarah Emily Duff, Assistant Professor of African and World History, Colby College, USA


  1. Feeling the Hostel in College Magazines c. 1915 – 1960

Dr Sneha Krishnan, Associate Professor, Human Geography, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford


16.45-17.00pm – Tea/Coffee


17.00 pm- 18.30pm: Room C 021


Keynote Lecture: Prof. Karen Vallgarda, Associate Professor, SAXO Institute, History, University of Copenhagen

Venue for Keynote Lecture: C Block, Ground Floor, Room 021


19.30- 20.30pm Conference Dinner (participants only)


Day 2: January 7 2020

9.45am -11.30 am

Session 5: Representations of Childhood in Performance and Literature

Discussant: Professor Rukmini Sen, Sociology, School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi


  1. ‘Producing’ Childhood: The View from Children’s Theatre in India Dr Hia Sen, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Presidency University, Kolkata


  1. The Child in Childhoods: Representations in Children’s Literature

Najia Zeb, Assistant Professor, Department of Elementary Education, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi


  1. The Curious Lessons of Sadhu Kalachand: Storytelling and Pedagogy in Post-colonial India

Aryak Guha, Assistant Professor, Department of English, S.C College, Kolkata


  1. Looking back: Memories of South Indian Childhoods

Catriona Ellis, Assistant Professor, History, University of Strathcylde, Glasgow


11.30am - 11.45 am: Tea/Coffee



11.45 am-13.00 pm

Session 6: Children, Community, and Policies of Care

Discussant: Deepti Sachdeva, Assistant Professor, School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi


  1. Contesting State’s Developmental Agendas through Early Childhood Care and Education: A Case Study of Adivasi Communities from the Nilgiris

Arun Viknesh, Research Scholar, Centre for Budget Studies, Bangalore


  1. Negotiating Place, Establishing Identity: A Qualitative Analysis of the Shaping of Educational Experiences by Disabled Children and Their Caregivers

Kimberly Fernandes, PhD Scholar, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania


  1. Children And The ‘Caring’ State: A Gendered Analysis Of Labour And Welfare Capitalism In Colonial India (1880-1930)

Shreya Kundu, PhD scholar, Department of History, Ashoka University


13.00pm -13.45 pm: Lunch

13.45pm-15.00 pm: In Conversation: Children’s Literature/Publishing in India

Rukmini Sen, Director Centre for Publishing, Ambedkar University Delhi will be in conversation with Rinchin and Shefalee Jain


Rinchin writes short stories for children as well as for grown-ups and her recent collection of short stories called Ajooba, published by Eklavya is out now. She explores many layers of politics, gender, struggles of everyday lives and love in her stories. Rinchin has been part of many social movements in Chhattisgarh and Madhyapradesh since last two decades and has been working with women and queer groups. She is a member of Ektara Collective. Ektara Collective is an independent, autonomous, non-funded group of people who seek to combine creative efforts and imagination and collaborate with trained and untrained people to make films that are content-wise and aesthetically located in people’s subjective, contextual realities and experiences.

Shefalee Jain is an artist based in New Delhi, India. She is currently teaching Visual Art as Assistant Professor at the School of Culture and Creative Expressions, Ambedkar University Delhi. She is the Co founder of BlueJackal, a platform for engaging with and creating visual narratives, comics, picture books and initiating dialogue and learning within these contexts through interactive programs. She occasionally writes and illustrates for children and adults.


15.00pm- 16.15 pm- Roundtable: South Asia and Beyond: New Directions and Approaches

  • Dr Sarah Emily Duff, Assistant Professor of African and World History, Colby College, USA
  • Dr Anandini Dar Assistant Professor, School of Education Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi
  • Dr Shivani Nag Assistant Professor, School of Education Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi
  • Dr Hia Sen Assistant Professor, Presidency University, Kolkata


16.15pm-16.30 pm: Moving ahead and Vote of Thanks

Professor Rukmini Sen, Sociology, School of Liberal Studies and Director, Centre for Publishing, Ambedkar University, Delhi

16.30pm-16.45 pm: Tea/Coffee