2019年度 第二回FINDAS若手研究者セミナー 「南アジアの文学」 11/30

掲載日 | 2019年11月06日


2019年度 第二回FINDAS若手研究者セミナー




【日時】 2019年11月30日(土)13:00~16:30

【場所】 東京外国語大学 本郷サテライト4階セミナー室






◆村上 明香(東京外国語大学非常勤講師)


A Biographical study on Modern Indian Muslim Women




◆小松 久恵(追手門学院大学)


Dynamics of the Identities and Images in Contemporary British Writings: From Asian to Muslim and Pakistani



【使用言語】 日本語

【連絡先】  東京外国語大学南アジア研究センター(FINDAS)事務局

       [E-mail] findas_office[at]tufs.ac.jp

       [HP] http://www.tufs.ac.jp/ts/society/findas/

2019年度 第五回FINDAS共催研究会「バングラデシュで考える開発NGOと現地の人々」 11/27

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2019年度 第五回FINDAS共催研究会






【日時】 2019年11月27日(水)14:30~18:00

【場所】東京外国語大学 本郷サテライト8階会議室http://www.tufs.ac.jp/access/hongou.html




◆鈴木 亜望(神戸大学大学院)


“Women’s Work and Using Help: Case Study of Handicrafts Production in Dhaka”



◆山田 翔太(立命館大学大学院)


“Rainwater Harvesting as Drinking Water in Coastal Bangladesh: Activity of NGOs and Passive Behaviour of Villagers”



【使用言語】 日本語

【連絡先】  東京外国語大学南アジア研究センター(FINDAS)事務局

[E-mail] findas_office[at]tufs.ac.jp      

[HP] http://www.tufs.ac.jp/ts/society/findas/

【終了】 2019 FINDAS International joint seminar “Islamic Feminism and the Contribution of South Asian Diasporic Women Writers” (Nov 14th)

掲載日 | 2019年10月28日
2019年度 FINDAS共催国際セミナー

【日時】  2019年11月14日(木)17:40~19:40
【会場】 東京外国語大学 府中キャンパス 研究講義棟4階 総合文化研究所(422室)
2019 FINDAS  International joint seminar

【Date and Time】November 14th (Thursday), 2019. 17:40~19:40
【Venue】Kenkyū kōgitō 4th floor, Rm. 422, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS)
Access: http://www.tufs.ac.jp/access/tama.html

◆Dr. Shahnaz Begum
(Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of English, Purnidevi Chowdhury Girls’ College, 
Bolpur, Birbhum, West Bengal
Affiliated to The University of Burdwan)
“Islamic Feminism and the Contribution of South Asian Diasporic Women Writers”

Women’s rights, emancipatory movements, migration and legal-judicial provisions are increasingly available in the post 60s, more recently from the 1990s. In the context of fast developing technological communication, particularly emails and social networking, and availability of education to women in general, articulations about their selves and their community have gained solid ground. Miriam Cooke in her book, Women Claiming Islam: Creating Islamic Feminism through Literature (2001) informs us that the declaration of the ‘Decade for Women’ (1975-1985) by the United Nations in 1975 encouraged the growth of anti-patriarchal attempts all over the world. Many Muslim women took this opportunity to cross the threshold of the domestic boundary. Cooke considers two factors which helped this regeneration: revival of Islamic discourse and the advancement of information technology. At the beginning of the twenty first century, there was a reawakening of Muslims. They wanted the reformation of Islamic ideologies so that they can address newer challenges of life. Thus the Muslim people embarked on the project of implementing Islamic modernity that is to reinterpret Islam in the light of contemporary contexts. These Islamic modernists realized that development of women’s condition is prerequisite for achieving their mission. They put emphasis on the unorthodox roles women can play. Being encouraged, these women take up the task of ijtihad  or independent reasoning on their own. They use their critical reasoning to identify the cause of sexual/textual oppression. The latter point mentioned by Cooke helped these women in creating a worldwide network among the activists.  Thus Islamic Feminism is an ongoing project of Muslim Women from various part of the world.This paper will discuss about three South Asian Women writer-activists, Asma Barlas, Tahira Naqvi and Asma Gull Hasan who have contributed significantly in Islamic Feminism.

※Free admission. No need for reservation.
【Language】 English
【Contact】  findas_office[at]tufs.ac.jp

【Report】 2019 FINDAS Joint International Workshop “Dalits in India: Historical Reflections and Challenges”

掲載日 | 2019年10月17日
Workshop 20190921
Speakers: Mr. Rahul Singh and Prof. Shahana Bhattacharya


2019 FINDAS Joint International Workshop with Scientific Research Project (Tomotsune, Tsutomu)

“Dalits in India: Historical Reflections and Challenges”


Date/Time: Sat 21 September 2019. 14:00-17:00

Venue: Medium Conference Room on 2nd floor, Administration Building, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS)

Language: English

Number of Participants: 15


◆Speaker 1:

 Rahul Singh 

(National Program Coordinator, National Dalit Movement For Justice, NDMJ-NCDHR)

“Status of Dalits in Contemporary India: Issues and Challenges”


Despite constitutional safeguards and special legislation for the protection of the country’s 201 million ‘scheduled castes’ (the official term for Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist Dalits), violations of their fundamental human rights continue on a massive scale in India. Caste-based discrimination takes multiple forms based on the underlying notions of purity and pollution. Despite safeguards, multiple forms of caste discrimination take place which includes social and economic exclusion, denial and restrictions of access to public and private services and employment, and traditionally prescribed occupations of the most demeaning and hazardous kind. Dalit’s are routinely denied access to water, schools, land, markets and employment. Key issues include access to justice, rising violence (Lynching’s and Mass Attacks), multiple discrimination against Dalit women, discrimination in education, judicial impunity and access to basic services including humanitarian aid, social and economic rights, shrinking space for civil society organizations and violence against Dalit human rights defenders. On the other hand, impunity within the Criminal Justice Administrative System is seen through the enforcement of law and response of machinery. There is ample evidence of non-registration of cases under appropriate sections of the key legislation meant to protect Dalit’s from violence i.e, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 and Rules 1995. There are a number of ways in which registration of an FIR is avoided – discouraging to register FIR, neglect, encouraging compromise, direct threatening, blaming the victim and refusal to register FIR, calling the accused to create an intimidating environment in the police station and so on. The trend in the disposal of cases in the judiciary is also very low and recently the Supreme Court of India in 2018 came out with a Judgment diluting the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 overlooking the historical context in which the Act was formulated. Thus, the enforcement of the PoA Act and Rules, the functioning of judicial and administrative mechanisms remain critical in the Indian context.  In this background, there is a need to develop a common approach across the Asia region to address caste and DWD based discrimination and violence as the same do exist in Asian countries including Japan where Burkumin community face discrimination. At the same time to ensure country-specific realities and strategies are foregrounded.



◆Speaker 2:

Shahana Bhattacharya 

(Associate Professor, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi)


 “Caste, Class and Stigmatised Work in Leather Production in India: Some Historical Reflections”


The presentation on “Caste, Class and Stigmatised Work: Reflections from a historical study of Technical Education in Leather Production in India” examined how the incorporation of hides, skins and leather production in India into the colonial economy led to a massive expansion and complete transformation of organisation of production from the late 19th century onwards, with significant implications for numerous outcaste workers, predominantly drawn as labour for leather tanning. Leather production came to be linked to considerable profits, while the work remained associated with ‘traditional’ notions of stigma and low caste and social status. The presentation focused on how state-organised technical education and modern skilling initiatives in the 20th century, introduced at least partly to counter these associations, went on to substantially reaffirm these caste based notions, structures and hierarchies.  



Toshie Awaya (Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

Maya Suzuki (Research Associate, Center for South Asian Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)



Tsutomu Tomotsune (Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

【終了】 2019年度 FINDAS社会連携 「南アジアで磨く、国連キャリアーーロヒンギャ避難民支援の現場から」  10/24

掲載日 | 2019年10月02日

2019年度 FINDAS社会連携



【日時】 2019年10月24日(木)18:00~19:30

【会場】 東京外国語大学 府中キャンパス 研究講義棟1階 101教室(定員300名)

【アクセス】 西武多摩川線多磨駅下車、徒歩約 8分






18:00~18:10 (10分)

◆司会・導入: 日下部 尚徳(東京外国語大学)



18:10~19:00 (50分)

◆講演者: 東山 慎太郎 

(国際移住機関・現在ロヒンギャ問題支援に従事 Localization and Private Sector Partnership Officer / Programme Support Officer, International Organization for Migration (IOM))







19:00~19:30 (30分)



【主催】 東京外国語大学南アジア研究センター(FINDAS)

【使用言語】 日本語

【連絡先】  東京外国語大学南アジア研究センター(FINDAS)事務局

E-mail: findas_office[at]tufs.ac.jp