Category: South Asia Studies

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Curated by Allan Sharp

ASAA books, South Asia Studies, Sri Lanka

Civil War Subjectivities: Space, Social Change and Ethnicised Violence in Sri Lanka

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“…never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee” (John Donne, Meditation 17) The Sri Lankan civil war has been reviewed and debated by many scholars who argue its rootedness in historic enmities, its evolution from an ethnicised consciousness and its more immediate political struggles in relation to diasporic and party […]

South Asia Studies

Gender in Southeast Asian Art Histories at the University of Sydney

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“[I]n a supremely ambivalent gesture, the future Buddha leaves behind the many subaltern women who literally define his princely existence to seek a new transcendent state. Is this a protofeminist act or simply another in the apparently limitless reinventions of phallocentrism?” The question—taken from Ashley Thompson’s keynote lecture, which launched the Gender in Southeast Asian […]

ASAA books, Nepal, South Asia Studies

Transitional Justice in Nepal: Interests, Victims and Agency

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Transitional Justice in Nepal: Interests, Victims and Agency has recently been published by Routledge as part of the Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) South Asian Series. In the Maoist heartland in Rolpa I met a female ex-combatant from the People’s Liberation Army (the Maoist rebels’ army). She explained to me that before the conflict […]

South Asia Studies

ASAA 2018 Conference – Day 3

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Here on Asian Currents we’ll be hosting an account of each day’s online activity around the ASAA conference to give you a glimpse of what’s on offer at this year’s conference. Before diving into the Day 3 content from the ASAA conference, we would like to express gratitude to everyone who attended and presented this […]

South Asia Studies

ASAA 2018 Conference – Day 2

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Here on Asian Currents we’ll be hosting an account of each day’s online activity around the ASAA conference to give you a glimpse of what’s on offer at this year’s conference. Day 2 kicked off on a beautiful Sydney morning with a range of panel sessions. Day 2 of #ASAA2018 has dawned warm and sunny […]

South Asia Studies

ASAA 2018 Conference – Day 1

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Here on Asian Currents we’ll be hosting an account of each day’s online activity around the ASAA conference to give you a glimpse of what’s on offer at this year’s conference. 3 July 2018 was the first day of the ASAA conference held at the University of Sydney. With over 800 people presenting their work […]