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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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
Duration: May 23rd-25th 2018
Venue: Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris
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Call for papers
Deadline: Please submit a 300-word abstract and a short biographical note by September 30th 2017. Continue reading MODES OF AUTHORITY AND AESTHETIC PRACTICES FROM SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST ASIA
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
University of New England, Australia, June 2017 Continue reading Sindhi Multiscriptality, Past and Present: A Sociolinguistic Investigation into Community Acceptance
The Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) was launched in March 2010. Inspired by the success of the first two KLFs (2010 and 2011), the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) launched at the end of 2011. The momentum begun in Pakistan with the KLF led also to the Islamabad Literature Festivals Continue reading 8th Karachi Literature Festival 2017 in Karachi
Claveyrolas, M. et Delage, R., eds (2016) Territoires du religieux dans les mondes indiens. Parcourir, mettre en scène, franchir. Editions de l’EHESS (coll. Purusartha 34), Paris, 339 p.
In this book dealing with religions and its territories in South Asia and beyond, two articles (French language) focus on Sindh and Sindhis. The first one is about Sufism in Sehwan Sharif (by Rémy Delage) and the second one about Sindhi Hindus settled in India (by Michel Boivin): Continue reading Two new articles on Sufism in Sindh and India