One of the stated aims of the European Association for South Asian Studies is to encourage and
support young scholars working in the field of South Asian Studies. In pursuit of this aim, the
Association offered awards linked to its biennial conference. Awards were to be made for the most
outstanding papers by currently registered research students presenting at the conference.
Awardees EASAS Research Student Award 2018 (in alphabetical order):
Madihah Akhter: A Wholly Unsuitable Heir: The Bhopal Sucession Case, 1924-26
Madihah Akhter is a fifth year PhD candidate specializing in modern South Asian history. She received a Master’s in history from Tufts University and a Bachelor’s in history from UCLA. Her research and teaching interests include modern South Asia, gender, queer and transhistory, and global history. Her doctoral dissertation, titled, "In Her Own Right: Sovereignty and Gender in Princely Bhopal, 1901-1926," explores the mutual dependencies and contestations of sovereignty between princely rulers and imperial administrators in the twentieth century. Specifically, she excavates the possibilities of princely sovereignty in Bhopal under the direction of its ruler, Sultan Jahan Begum (r. 1901-1926). Bhopal, located in central India, was the only princely state under female rule in the twentieth century and was the second largest Muslim princely state in India. In this project, she interrogates the conceptual and practical articulations of "in her own right" through gendered space, history writing, anticolonialism, symbolism and succession. Her dissertation engages with political theory on early modern and modern sovereignty in South Asia, feminist analysis of performance and embodied sovereignties, and postcolonial scholarship on anticolonialism and nationalism.
Sara Kazmi: Gender, Vernacular Tradition and the Politics of Voice in Punjabi Poetry: Radical Re-tellings of Hir by Amrita Pritam and Nasreen Anjum Bhatti
The Association of Young Studies on South Asia (AJEI Association des Jeunes Etudes Indiennes) is pleased to open the Call for the organization of the 21th edition of the International AJEI Workshop.
The Workshop has to be held in South Asia, with a local institution (university or research center) and must be organized by a team of PhD students and/or Post doctoral candidates. The workshop will take place during the spring 2019.
The deadline for application is 31st October. Application (2 pages max) must include :
The format attended is a three day workshop with:
Once the project will be validated, the team will be in charge of the entire organization of workshop including:
Each and every tasks will be coordinated with the members of the AJEI board.
The AJEI is a student organization whose members are young researchers coming from various disciplines of the human and social sciences (from masters degree to postdoctoral level) whose
area of research is South Asia. Since 1998 the AJEI organizes an annual workshop in India with the support of international and local partners to bring students and scholars together in order to
discuss selected topics. One of the goals of the workshop is also to interact informally, and build relationships, towards creating a strong international network of researchers.
Please have a look at the supporting documents from previous editions checking the page "Ateliers Jeunes Chercheurs" on the web site http://ajei.hypotheses.org/category/evenements/ateliers-jeunes-chercheurs
Don't hesitate to contact the board for any further informations concerning the organisation of the workshop or if you want to join the association: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to hear from you soon to organize a great workshop !