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Tobunken-Seminar ''New Perspectives on Development and Its Impact on Rural Society of India''

Time/Date: 17:00-19:00, Thursday, the 28th September 2017,

Venue: First Conference Room (3rd Fl.), Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo

Mission:
ISCCR-JSPS Social Science Research Project "Past and Present of Governance of Rural Resources: Comparative Institutional Analysis of Japan and India" started in April 2017 headed by Prof. Takeshi Sakurai (the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo). The aim of this project is to clarify the mechanisms of governance of rural resources from forest, waste-land, and villages in Japan and India from historical and economic perspectives. It is the joint research project with Indian economist and historians who major in the land use and the governance of forest in India. In this seminar three Indian members of this project will present papers on their own research topics.

Programme

17:00-17:05: Opening remarks
17:05-17:40: “Land Revenue Settlements and Property Rights: Peasant Insecurity and Sufferings in Colonial South India”, Vijay Kumar Thangellapali (Associate Professor, Department of History, Sikkim University)
17:40-18:15: “Indian State and its Adivasis/indigenous people”, Bhangya Bhukya (Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Hyderabad)
18:15-18:25: Coffee break
18:25-19:00: “Competing Communities and Sites of Marginality: Adivasis/Indigenous People, Migrants and the State in India”, Jagannath Ambagudia (Associate Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Guwahati Campus)

Co-organizers:
Network for Education and Research on Asia (ASNET), the University of Tokyo ISCCR-JSPS Social Science Research Project "Past and Present of Governance of Rural Resources: Comparative Institutional Analysis of Japan and India" Integrated Area Studies on South Asia (INDAS-South Asia), University of Tokyo Centre (TINDAS)