South Asian Research at York | News and Publications
> Ananya Mukherjee-Reed was quoted in “Voices from the Indian Diaspora share perspective on the community,” an article in the 9 June 2011 Globe and Mai. She was asked to describe the Indian Diaspora in Canada: “In Canada, we have representation from all over India, with the dominant group being the Punjabi community. In the last few years I’ve seen more of an effort to have a pan-Indian presence. We do tend to have more engagement with the mainstream, partly because of our prominence in the professions and our facility with English. We had the right colonizers.” She also talks about the Day of Overseas Indians (Pravasi Bharatiya Divas) conference, held in Toronto on 9-10 June 2011 for the first time in its five year history. The article by Joel Friesen also featured several other prominent Indo Canadians.
> Rabindranath Tagore's teachings particularly relevant today, says prof Ananya Mukherjee-Reed (25 February 2011)
> Music prof's new book teaches the South Indian art of konnakkol (25 May 2010)
> Politics of Decentralization: Natural Resource Management in Asia (Chiang Mai: Mekong Press) was published in March 2010. The editors are Peter Vandergeest (Geography) and Chusak Wittayapak. The publication brings together empirically grounded studies of the decentralization of natural resource management in seven South and Southeast Asian countries. It provides a clear explanation of the key concepts and debates in decentralization relevant to the management of forests, fisheries and water in the region.
> Shobna Nijhawan (Languages, Literatures and Linguistics) is the editor of Nationalism in the Vernacular: Hindi, Urdu and the Literature of Indian Freedom, published in February 2010 by Permanent Black (New Delhi). The anthology comprises a selection of formative literary writings in Hindi and Urdu from the second half of the nineteenth century, leading up to Indian Independence and the creation of Pakistan. It provides a picture of how nationalismóas a cultural ideology and political movementówas formed in literature.
> Inaugural Asia Lecture presented in celebration of York's 50th (22 September 2009). Watch the lecture by Veena Das, Krieger Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University, on
Poverty and the Imagination of a Future: The Story of Urban Slums in Delhi, India
> Journeys with Kabir Concert & Film Series looks at the man and his poetry (9 March 2009)
The following were the publications of YCAR Associates on themes related to South Asia in 2010.2011. Earlier publications can be found in the Publications Archive.
Belk, Russell W. and R. Varman (Forthcoming). “Consuming Postcolonial Shopping Malls”. Journal of Marketing Management.
Belk, Russell W., G. Eckhardt and T. Devinney (2010). “Why Don’t Consumers Consume Ethically?” Journal of Consumer Behaviour 9: 426-436. Reprinted in International Retail and Marketing Review.
Belk, Russell W. and G. Tumbat (Forthcoming). “Marketplace Tensions in Extraordinary Experiences”. Journal of Consumer Research.
Bhogal, Balbinder Singh (Accepted). “Monopolizing Violence before and after 1984: Governmental Law and the People’s Passion”. Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory.
Chowdhury, Afsan (2010). “Hindus in a Polarized Political Environment: Bangladesh’s Minority”. In R. Manchanda (ed.) States in Conflict with their Minorities: Challenge to Minority Rights in South Asia. New Delhi and Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
Das, Raju J. (2010). “Communalism, Business Houses, Citizenship and Gujurate”. Radical Notes (November). Available from: http://radicalnotes.com/content/view/149/39/.
Das, Raju J. (2010). “Radical Peasant Movements and Rural Distress in India: A Study of the Naxalite Movement”, 281-306. In W. Ahmad, A. Kundu and R. Peet (eds.) India’s New Economic Policy. New York: Routledge.
Gururani, Shubhra (2011). “India’s ‘Millennial City’: Sketching a Politics of ‘Flexible Planning’ in Gurgaon, India”. In A. Rademacher and K. Sivaramakrishnan (eds.) Urban Ecologies in Asia. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
Gururani, Shubhra and K. Berry (2011) (eds.). “Introduction: Gendered Articulations”. Special Issue of Himalaya: The Journal of the Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies.
Gururani, Shubhra and K. Berry (eds.)(2011). Special Issue of Himalaya: The Journal of the Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies.
Gururani, Shubhra (2010).“Troubled Nature: Some Reflections on the Changing Nature of the Millennial City (Gurgaon), India”. In I. Stefanovic and S. Scharper (eds.) The Natural City: Re-Envisioning the Built Environment. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Mukherjee-Reed, Ananya (2010). “Food security as if women mattered: A story from Kerala (Part 1)”. One World South Asia. Available from: http://southasia.oneworld.net/weekend/food-security-as-if-women-mattered-a-story-from-kerala.
Mukherjee-Reed, Ananya (2010). “Food security as if women mattered: Why and how it works in Kerala (Part 2)”. One World South Asia. Available from: http://southasia.oneworld.net/weekend/food-security-as-if-women-mattered-part-ii-why-and-how-it-works-in-kerala.
Mukherjee-Reed, Ananya (2010). “How to be a little less unjust”. The Telegraph (India). Available from: www.telegraphindia.com/1100828/jsp/opinion/story_12863166.jsp.
Mukherjee-Reed, Ananya (2010). “The wrongs about the right to food”. Outlook India. Available from: www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?267030.
Nijhawan, Shobna (Forthcoming). Book review of Ulrike Stark’s An Empire of Books: The Naval Kishore Press and the Diffusion of the Printed Word in Colonial India (New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2007). South Asia Research.
Nijhawan, Shobna (Forthcoming). “I Got the Point Across and that is what Counts: Transcultural versus (?) Linguistic Competence in Language Teaching”. Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages.
Nijhawan, Shobna (2010). “Civilizing Sisters: Writings on how to Save Women, Men, Society and the Nation”, 193-215. In C. Watt and M. Mann (eds.) From Improvement to Development: ‘Civilizing Missions’ in Colonial and Post-colonial South Asia. London and New York: Anthem Press.
Nijhawan, Shobna (2010). “The Links of Our Chains” [English translation of the Hindi feminist essay by Mahadevi Varma], 71-88. In A. Anantharam (ed.) Mahadevi Varma: Political Essays on Women, Culture, and Nation. Delhi: Zubaan Press and New York: Cambria Press.
Sadeque, Zahir (2010). “Assessment of Service Delivery by Village Development Committees (VDC) and Other Government Line Agencies: The Case of Mid Western Region in Nepal”. Kathmandu: United Nations Development Programme - Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator’s Office.
Sankaran, Trichy (2011). “Sangatis in Tyagaraja’s compositions”. Bharathi Kala Manram annual souvenir.
Sankaran, Trichy (2010). The Art of Konnakkol (Solkattu). Toronto: Lalith Publishers.