【終了】 2017年度 第5回FINDAS研究会 ” Caste based Violence in India: A Dalit Feminist Critique”(10/28)

掲載日 | 2017年10月11日
2017年度 第五回FINDAS研究会 
Date&Time: Oct 28th[ Sat] 14:00~16:00
Venue: 8F Meeting Room, Hongo Satellite, TUFS
Language: English

日時: 2017年10月28日(土)14:00~16:00  
場所: 東京外国語大学 本郷サテライト8階
使用言語: 英語

◆Dr. Smita M.Patil
(Assistant Professor, School of Gender & Development Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University、
” Caste based Violence in India: A Dalit Feminist Critique”
Caste determines the existence of dalits in India. Stigma of caste haunts them at every phase of their life. Dalits have to confront the tangible and intangible forms of caste ideology at every phase of their life. Therefore, questions of public and private in the dalit question are different in the context of dalit women. Constitution and law have transformed lives of the dalits in general and dalit women in particular. Dalit women exist in the margins of the social movements, women’s movements and dalit movements. This paper attempts to map the complex ways in which the dalit women’s articulate the questions of ‘the political’ and ‘the social’. One of the central facet of the oppression of the dalit women is that they are subjected to violence that is distinct in nature. This paper attempts to understand the nature ideology and practice of such violence on dalit women.

【終了】 2017 FINDAS/TINDAS Joint Seminar “An Inheritance of Loss: Kingly Debt and Women’s Wills in Princely Mysore” (10/22)

掲載日 | 2017年09月27日

International Seminar

2017年度 FINDAS・TINDAS・池亀科研(B)共催研究会


「現代インドにおけるポスト開発:媒介と協同性のポリティクス 」との共催

Date&Time: Oct 22th [Sun]  14:00~16:00

 Venue:8F Meeting Room, Hongo Satellite, TUFS


Language: English

※This seminar is free of charge and everyone is welcome.


◆Janaki Nair(Jawaharlal Nehru University)

“An Inheritance of Loss: Kingly Debt and Women’s Wills in Princely Mysore”

What is the status of women who inherit as heirs under a customary law that prevails in a region from which they had migrated long ago? This was the dilemma posed in the case of those who laid claim to a large debt given by Damodar Doss to the Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III of Mysore in 1845. For more than half a century, the unpaid debt, and the justness of the claims of successive heirs of the lender, claimed the attention of the colonial state and Mysore government. The debates around the debt involved questions of not just the relationship of the colonial to the princely state, and the status of inherited debts, but by the early 20th century had become closely focused on the rights of three remaining female heirs, and their agency.  The prolonged discussions revealed much about the legal dilemmas posed by the transition from direct to indirect British rule, and questions of equity and good conscience,  but also crucially on the question of whether customary law was rooted in territory or was as mobile the practicing community itself.


【お知らせ】 『FINDAS International Conference Series 1: Women’s Work in South Asia in the Age of Neo-liberalism』を刊行しました!

掲載日 | 2017年07月06日

2017年1月8日に開催いたしました国際ワークショップの成果として、プロシーディングス『FINDAS International Conference Series 1: Women’s Work in South Asia in the Age of Neo-liberalism』を刊行しました。下記の「研究成果」のページからダウンロードすることができます。


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We have published the 2017 international conference proceedings, “FINDAS International Conference Series 1: Women’s Work in South Asia in the Age of Neo-liberalism”. The conference was held on 8th of January 2017 and 6 South Asia specialists from India, Pakisthan, Bangladesh and Japan contributed their research articles.

Please click here for downloading:     http://www.tufs.ac.jp/ts/society/findas/production


【終了】 2017年度 TINDAS/FINDAS共催セミナー TINDAS/FINDAS Seminar (7/3)

掲載日 | 2017年06月14日


July 3rd (Mon), 2017.  18:30-20:30
Collaboration Room 3, 4F, 18 Building, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Language: English
2017年度 TINDAS/FINDAS共催セミナー 
日時:2017年7月3日(月) 18:30~20:30

◆Hanna H. Kim (Associate Professor of Anthropology, Adelphi University, New York)

“Embedded Meanings and Relations: Reckoning Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple Complexes Through Material and Devotional Tracings”


The striking visibility and monumental dimensions of Swaminarayan Akshardham temple complexes have provoked curiosity and raised questions about the community responsible for their construction.  Who has constructed the Akshardham temple complexes in India; what connections are there between Akshardham, religious nationalism, and the globalisation of Hinduism; why does Akshardham appear to support the branding and commodification of religion?  These questions, asked by analysts of Akshardham, suggest that knowledge about the temple complex builders and their motivations can be acquired by probing the overlapping arenas of religion, politics, migration, and economic liberalisation in modern India.  While not discounting the historical and political economic contexts out of which the Akshardham complexes emerge, this presentation explicitly focuses on the materiality of the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple complexes: what do these architectural and spatial sites accomplish?  As built objects, the temple complexes engender, provoke, and nurture responses; they create relationships, initiate self-transformations, and offer avenues by which their publics, including their builders and Swaminarayan followers, interpret the spaces of their everyday lives.  By looking more closely at what Akshardham accomplishes, it is possible to trace the links between the material and relational, between objects and peoples, and between the builders of Akshardham and their publics.  Tracing these connections, the Swaminarayan Akshardham complexes are sources of discursive assemblages, no less significant for their devotional importance as they are spaces that support the materialisation of relationships, power, and sentiments.  As with the story of any large-scale architectural project, understanding the Akshardham temple complexes rests on connecting multiple discourses and exploring how these relations are enmeshed in materialities that are neither static nor homogeneous.


小牧幸代 (高崎経済大学)/Sachiyo Komaki (Takasaki City University of Economics)



The University of Tokyo, Integrated Area Studies on South Asia (TINDAS)

The Center for South Asian Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (FINDAS)

【終了】 2017年度 第二回FINDAS共催研究会 「南アジア多言語社会における複合文化のなかの文学伝承」 (7/1)

掲載日 | 
2017年度 第二回FINDAS共催研究会
日時:2017年7月1日(土) 13:00~18:00予定
場所:東京外国語大学 本郷サテライト 8階・セミナー室



◆川村 悠人 (日本学術振興会特別研究員SPD/京都大学)
「直接表示、間接表示、そして暗示―サンスクリット言語論における言葉の三機能 」
 ‘‘Denotation (abhidhā), Indication (lakṣaṇā), and Suggestion (vyañjanā): Three Functions of Words in Sanskrit Linguistic Theories’’
◆手嶋 英貴(京都文教大学・教授)
  “Conceptual basis of the “horse-chasing episode” in the Āśvamedhika-Parvan: Revealed in the comparison between the epic and Buddhist texts.”
◆坂田 貞二(拓殖大学・名誉教授)
   “Bundeli Folk Songs sung on Queen of Jhansi, Mahatma Gandhi etc. who fought agaist British Rule and brought the Independence of India” 
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