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1st International Conference on Sindh Studies

1st International Conference on Sindh Studies

November 20-21, 2017

Organised by: Institute of Sindhology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan

From prehistoric, historic to contemporary period, Sindh always maintained its regional cultural identity in South Asia and attracted national and international scholars to unearth the early human settlements and artefacts buried beneath the cultural deposits of Amri, Kot Diji and Mohan jo Daro and the contemporary socio- political aspects.

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25th European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS) Paris

24-27 July 2018

EHESS, 54 and 105 Blvd Raspail, 75006

Paris, France

ECSAS will celebrate its 25th edition in Paris, hosted at the EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales—School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences). The main institutional organizer is the CEIAS (Centre d’Études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud—Center for South Asian Studies, UMR 8564 CNRS/EHESS), which is the largest French research institute in the social sciences dealing with the Indian subcontinent. Created in the mid-1950s by Louis Dumont, the Center’s original aim was to renew the study of South Asia by combining social science-based methods and findings with those of classical Indology.

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Workshop – Social and Spatial Systems of Religious and Cultural Heritage in Sindh

Call for Papers

3 Nov 2017 at the Department of Architecture and Planning, NED UET, Karachi

The Seminar “Social and Spatial Systems of Religious and Cultural Heritage in Sindh”, is organized by the Department of Architecture and Planning at N. E. D. University in collaboration with the  Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asia du Sud /CEIAS (translated as Center for Indian and South Asian Studies) in Paris. This will be held on November 3, 2017. Sindh, an area that has included Southern Punjab up until British colonization, hosts an innumerable variety of monuments highlighting a rich heritage in terms of culture and religion. Many works have been published by different scholars, focusing on the Indus civilization, the Buddhist legacy, up until the period of Pakistan’ independence. The purpose of the seminar is to introduce the interaction between the social and the spatial organizations, or systems, in the production of a religious and a Continue reading Workshop – Social and Spatial Systems of Religious and Cultural Heritage in Sindh

Sindhi Multiscriptality, Past and Present: A Sociolinguistic Investigation into Community Acceptance

Sindhī Multiscriptality, Past and Present. A Sociolinguistic Investigation into Community Acceptance

by Arvind Vijaykumar Iyengar

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), University of Pune, India Master of Applied Linguistics (Honours), University of New England, Australia

A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Discipline of Linguistics
School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences

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Tribute to Dr Charu Gidwani (1970-2013)

Dr Charu Gidwani was born on 21 August 1970 in Pune, Maharashtra (India). She was the daughter of the renowned scholar Dr Parso Gidwani (1932-2004) and of Pushpa Khubchandani. Parso was born in Dadu, Sindh, nowadays in Pakistan and Pushpa was born in Karachi. In 1947 both their families migrated to India, leaving their ancestral Sindh. Dr Parso Gidwani finally established in Pune where he taught Sindhi linguistics and literature at the Deccan College. Born after an elder brother named Rohitesh, young Charu grew up in the academic environment of the Deccan College in Pune. Continue reading Tribute to Dr Charu Gidwani (1970-2013)