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Seminars, Symposia, and Academic Conferences

Friday, December 21 ~Saturday, December 22, 2012
《International Symposium》Looking beyond the State: The Changing Forms of Inclusion and Exclusion in India

  • Date: Friday, December 21 - Saturday, December 22, 2012
  • Venue: Japhu Christian College, Kohima, India


Friday, December 21
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Opening Address
Minoru MIO (National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)
Visakhonu HIBO (Japhu Christian College)
10:15 a.m. - 13:15 p.m. Session I: Transformation of Indian State Policy and Minority Movement
Munirul HUSSAIN (Gauhati University)
‘State, Displacement and Resistance in Assam’
Kazuya NAKAMIZO (Kyoto University)
‘’The Inclusion and Exclusion of Minorities in India; The Interaction between the State and Society’
C. Joshua THOMAS (Indian Council of Social Science Research North Eastern Regional Centre)
‘India and Naga Polity’
Michael T. Heneise (University of Edinburgh)
‘Cities of God: Social Disintegration, Religious Escapism, and Entitlements in Urban Nagaland, India’
13:15 p.m. - 14:00 p.m. LUNCH
14:00 p.m. - 17:30 p.m. Session : Identity Politics and Minority Movements in Globalizing India
Suryakant WAGHMORE (Tata Institute of Social Science)
‘Caste Violence, Dalit Politics and Democratisation of Public Spaces in Maharashtra’
Abhijit DASGUPTA (University of Delhi)
‘Muslim Dalits; Living through Dual Exclusion in Northern India’
Kenta FUNAHASHI (Kyoto University)
‘Dalits and International Buddhism Movement in Uttar Pradesh’
Arkotong LONGKUMER (University of Edinburgh)
‘Reform, Identity and Narrative of Belonging; The Heraka Movement in Nagaland’
17:30 p.m. - 19:30 p.m. Special Session on North-Eastern India
Libanthung NGULLIE (Dimapur Government College)
‘Development of Class in Nagaland’
Kekhrieseno CHRISTIANA (Wangkhao College)
‘Taboos in Traditional Inequalities’
Lungsang ZELIANG (Nagaland University)
‘Traibal Customary Laws and Naga Women in 21st Century’
Buno ZETSUVI (Nagaland University)
‘Inclusive Education: Mainstreaming Children with Special Needs in Nagaland’
Amiya Kumar DAS (Tezpur Central University)
‘Land Alienation in North-Eastern India7
Jano SEKHOSE (Nagaland University)
‘Feast of Merit and Status Achievement amongst Sumi Tribe’
Lanunungsang IMCHEN (Nagaland University)
‘Case Study of a Divided Khiamniungan Village by International Boundaries of India and Myamer’
Lalboy MACHISMO (Nagaland Institute of Development Studies)
‘Christianity in Secular India’
Chumbeno NGULLIE (Naphu Christian College)
‘Education for Inclusion’
19:30 p.m. - DINNER
Saturday, December 22
10:15 a.m. - 13:15 p.m. Session : Expanding Arenas of Minority Movements
Visakhonu HIBO (Japfu Christian College)
‘Empowerment and Decision-making of Angami Women’
Buno LIEGISE (Nagaland University)
‘Disparities in Education in Nagaland’
Akio TANABE (Kyoto University)
‘Mine Development and Tribal Movements in Contemporary Odisha’
Ayako IWATANI (Hiroshima University)
‘Streets as the Arena of Social Inclusion and Exclusion; the Case of Street Vendors in Ahmadabad’
13:15 p.m. - 14:00 p.m. LUNCH
14:00 p.m. - 17:15 p.m. Session : Minority Networks and Migration
Crispin BATES (University of Edinburgh)
‘Dalits’ Migration Networks in Colonial and Post-colonial India’
Kedeilezo KIKHI (Tezpur Central University)
‘Migrants and Immigrants in North Eastern India: a Case Study of ILP(1873) and Nagaland State’
Sekhar BANDYOPADHYAY (Victorian University of Wellington)
‘Refugees and Migrants in Post-colonial Bengal’
Dulali NAG (Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management)
‘Trading across the Border in North Eastern India; State, Territory and Ethnicity’
17:15 p.m. - Concluding Remarks
Abhijit DASGUPTA (University of Delhi)
Minoru MIO (National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)