【終了】2015年度 FINDAS・国際ベンガル学会ほか共催セッション「Islam, Nationalism and Civil Society in Bangladesh」、および「Feminist View in Bengali Literature 」(12/12-13)

掲載日 | 2015年11月24日

12月12-13日ベンガルパネル・ポスターこのたび、東京外国語大学拠点(FINDAS)では、12月12日(土)・13日(日)の国際ベンガル学会(於:東京外国語大学)において、共催セッション「Islam, Nationalism, and Civil Society in Bangladesh」、および「Feminist View in Bengali Literature 」を開催いたします。

※どなたでも参加できますが、学会内の催しのため、お申込みをしていただく必要がございます。 原則として、当日まで参加申し込み可、参加費は5000円です。

国際ベンガル学会HP http://www.tufs.ac.jp/ts2/society/Bengal/ippan.html

 

 

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International Congress of Bengal Studies 2015

The Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan, December 12-13.

NIHU Program Contemporary India Area Studies, Center at TUFS (FINDAS),

12th December:

Islam, Nationalism, and Civil Society in Bangladesh

Session 1: Civil Society and Political Mobility       (13:00-15:00, Room 107)

Chair: Manosh Chowdhury  (Jahangirnagar University)

Introduction      Togawa, Masahiko (Hiroshima University)

Islam, Nationalism and Civil Movement: Beyond Bipolar Politics

Speaker 1           Salimullah Khan (University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh)

Two views of Islam in late colonial Bengal: On the difference between Nazrul Islam and Farrukh Ahmad

Speaker 2           Fahmidul Haq (University of Dhaka)

Shahbag Movement: Unfinished Conflict between Secularism and Religiosity in Bangladesh?

Speaker 3           Kusakabe, Naonori (Otsuma Women’s University)

NGOs and Islam in Bangladesh: Are NGOs Anti-Islam or Actors in Civil Society?

Speaker 4           Moiyen Zalal Chowdhury (Sharat) (Hiroshima University)

Civil Movement through Social Media, Identity Politics, and Islam.

Discussant

Horiguchi, Matsushiro (Former Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh, President of Japan-Bangladesh Society, and Prof. at Nihon University)

Murayama, Mayumi (IDE-Jetro)

 

Session 2: Islam in Public Sphere       (15:30-17:30, Room 107)

Chair Moiyen Zalal Chowdhury (Sharat)

Speaker 1           Ali Riaz (Illinois State University)

Constructing and Deconstructing Narratives: Shahbagh and Islamist Politics in Bangladesh

Speaker 2           Momotaj Begum (Hiroshima University)

Female Tablighi as ‘Indirect Opinion Builder’ in Society: Understanding Gender Politics of Hefajat-e-Islam in contemporary Bangladesh

Speaker 3           Bulbul Siddiqi (North South University)

Reconsidering Politics: the Case of the Tablighi Jamaat in Bangladesh

Speaker 4           Humayun Kabir (North South University)

‘Protectors of Islam’—Hefazat-e-Islam: Ulama in Politics and the State and Islamism in Bangladesh

Discussant

Nejima, Susumu (Toyo University)

Nakatani, Tetsuya (Nara Prefectural University)

 

13th December 

Session 3: Feminist View in Bengali Literature       (9:30-11:30, Room 104)

Chair: Awaya, Toshie  (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

Speaker 1           Hossain, Selina  (Fareea Lara Foundation)

Feminist View in Bengali Literature

Speaker 2           Priyalekha, N. S. (University of Delhi)

Female Sexuality in the Writings of Kavita Sinha, Kamala Das and Amrita Pritam

Speaker 3           Shahanaz Begum (Purnidevi Chowdhury Girls’ College)

Locating Tahmima Anam in the Literature of Bangladesh’s War of Liberation: A Study of the Golden Age and The Good Muslim

Speaker 4           Biswas, Parthita (Uniersity of Kalyani)

Santa Devi – Sita Devi and Women Emancipation with Special Reference to Tagorean Influence

Discussant    Awaya, Toshie (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

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皆さまのご参加を心よりお待ち申し上げます。

FINDAS事務局

 

【終了】10/14 駐日スリランカ臨時代理大使講演会のお知らせ

掲載日 | 2015年10月07日

駐日スリランカ大使館・東京外国語大学・現代インド研究センター(FINDAS)共催
駐日スリランカ サージ・メンディス臨時代理大使講演会

日時: 10月14日(水)14:20-15:50
場所: 東京外国語大学 留学生日本語教育センター 1階さくらホール

“Global Education and Inclusive Economic Development”10月14日スリランカ大使講演

◆サージ・メンディス臨時代理大使(Dr. A. Saj U. MENDIS, Acting Ambassador, Embassy of Sri Lanka to Japan and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary designated to the Kingdom of Bahrain)

【略歴】

Dr. A Saj U Mendis is a career Foreign Service Officer of the Sri Lanka Foreign Service. His First Office in the Foreign Office was the Assistant Director of Economic Affairs in Colombo. He was posted to the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva, where he was one of the Deputy Heads of Delegation of Sri Lanka. Dr. Mendis was a member of a number of Presidential Delegations including the World Economic Forum in Davos in Switzerland, World Food Security Conference in Rome, number of SARRC Summits, Hindustan Leadership Initiative Conclave in Delhi and Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) in Uganda, among others.

【終了】2015年度 FINDAS・大東文化大学共催国際会議「Social Transformation and Cultural Change in South Asia: From the Perspectives of the Socio-Economic Periphery(南アジアにおける社会運動と文化変容――周縁からのアプローチ)(11/14)

掲載日 | 2015年10月03日

2015年度 FINDAS・大東文化大学共催国際会議
南アジアにおける社会運動と文化変容――周縁からのアプローチ

日時:2015年11月14日(土)9:30-20:00
場所:大東文化大学東松山キャンパス 管理棟3階大会議室

http://www.daito.ac.jp/english/access/index.html

 

The International Conference Organized by
The Graduate School of Asian Area Studies, Daito Bunka University
The Institute of Modern Asian Studies, Daito Bunka University
The Institute of Oriental Studies, Daito Bunka University
The Center for Modern India Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Languages
Acharya Bangalore B School, India

Social Transformation and Cultural Change in South Asia
From the Perspectives of the Socio-Economic Periphery

Date: 14th November, 2015
Venue: Convention Hall, 3F, Administration Bldg.
Higashimatsuyama Campus, Daito Bunka University
560 Iwadono, Higashimatsuyama-shi, Saitama, 355-8501, Japan

Keynote Address
Takashi Shinoda (Professor, Daito Bunka University)

        South Asia has become one of the growing centers in the developing world after economic liberalization and globalization in the recent years. Accordingly, the area has gone through various changes that have resulted in enlarging disparities among regions, religious groups, social groups, income groups and rural/urban divisions. This social transformation has also brought about cultural changes in the mode and function of various social organizations such as family, caste and local community, and has changed the code of conduct and the sense of values.

        What kind of influence has this rapid social change had on a life of people particularly who belonged to the periphery of the society such as minorities, weaker sections, subaltern, dalits, adivasis and backward classes? How have those who belonged to the periphery tried to explore their new code of conduct and identity through their political, social and religious movements?

        In this one-day workshop we are interested in papers with a theoretical perspective and empirical data on social transformation and cultural change from the perspectives of the socio-economic periphery.

 

PROGRAM

The 1st Session, Economics (9:30-12:00)

1. H. R. Venkatesha (Director, Acharya Bangalore B School)

Changing Face of Micro Financing: Unveiling the Human Face

2. Toshihiko Suda (Professor, Daito Bunka University)

The Role of Financial Institutions and Foreign Employment in the Recovery from the Damage by the   Earthquake in Nepal

3. Takashi Shinoda (Professor, Daito Bunka University)

Food and Identity among the Students of Gujarat Vidyapith

4. Indrani Mazumdar (Senior Fellow & Associate Professor, Centre for Women’s Development Studies)

Gender, Labour and Women’s Work: Issues, Experiences and Debates in India

Discussant: Shinkichi Taniguchi (Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Abhay Joshi(Lecturer, Kanazawa Seiryo University)

Chair: Masahiko Togawa (Associate Professor, Hiroshima University)
Kiyoshi Sugimoto (Lecturer, Tokai University)

Lunch (12:00-13:00)

The 2nd Session, Society and Culture (13:00-15:30)

1. Tridip Suhrud (Director, Sabarmati Ashram Preservation)

Coming Face to Face with God: Gandhi’s Temple Entry Movements

2.Takako Inoue (Professor, Daito Bunka University)

Constructing Communities of Devotion and Affection: The Role of Churches in India

3.Achyut Yagnik (Founder-Secretary, Setu- Centre for Social Knowledge and Action)

Adivasi Search for Self Identity in Gujarat

4. Seika Sato (Professor, Teikyo University)

Still out of Place?: Women in Public Space in Contemporary Nepal

Discussant: Shinya Ishizaka (Associate Professor, Ehime University)
Misako Kanno (Junior Fellow, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa)
Chair: Sachiyo Komaki (Professor, Takasaki City University of Economics)
Kodai Konishi (Associate Professor, Tokyo Gakugei University)

Tea Break (15:30-16:00)

General Discussion (16:00-17:30)

Discussant: Hideaki Ishida (Professor, Daito Bunka University)
Chair: Kodai Konishi (Associate Professor, Tokyo Gakugei University)
Kiyoshi Sugimoto (Lecturer, Tokai University)

 

ABSTRACT

The 1st Session, Economics (9:30-12:00)

 

  1. Changing Face of Micro Financing: Unveiling the Human Face

 R. Venkatesha, Director, Acharya Bangalore B School

Micro finance has come a long way. Micro finance under laissez fair, government regulation, without/with national and international support, with research inputs and professional managers’, Micro financing has shown many ‘faces’. But micro finance has not passed the human face phase.

MFIs have to think and act differently. It is need of the hour for MFIs to look beyond lending loan. The human face of MFIs can be unveiled in the following ways:

  1. Pre and Post-disbursement financial literacy needs to be researched and introduced. Most of the beneficiaries of MFIs are neither educated nor taught about utilization of borrowed money, resulting in squandering of borrowed money.
  2. There is a need for developing and organizing social and political mechanism to fulfill unproductive, but necessary requirements of the beneficiaries like food, housing, medical, and education for children, ritual and ceremonies. Can MFIs form and work with NGOs/Government/Philanthropic institutions to guarantee the above social security requirements of the beneficiaries.
  3. Entrepreneurship skill development is another yeoman service MFIs can do. Walking with the beneficiaries in their entrepreneurship journey would not only help the beneficiaries, but also facilitates proper recovery of the debts.
  4. In order to give human touch to the activities of MFIs, they can venture into the following.
  • Employee code of conduct by MFIs.
  • Establish grievance redress mechanisms.
  • Free Medical Checkup for clients.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Coordinating benefit program from Government and other organizations.
  • Researching mechanisms to reduce the cost of micro financing.
  • Advocating with Governments and financial institutions to lend fund to MFIs at lower rate of interest under beneficiary friendly terms.

This paper attempts to decipher the ways and means in which MFIs can unveil the human face in micro financing.

 

  1. The Role of Financial Institutions and Foreign Employment in the Recovery from the Damage by the Earthquake in Nepal

             Toshihiko Suda, Professor, Daito Bunka University

 

Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake in April 2015. The death toll amounted to more than 8700. It also damaged numerous houses. The number of “fully collapsed or beyond repairs” buildings reached 499 thousand and the damage of houses (replacement cost of destroyed houses etc.) is estimated as much as 13% of GDP.

The author surveyed the damage of the earthquake and how the damage of houses will be recovered in an earthquake hit village. The result of the field survey revealed that 98% of the total houses (1429 households) were classified as “fully collapsed or damaged beyond repair.” although nobody was killed. The government prohibited to live in these damaged houses and most of them must be replaced by new houses.

The cost of making a new house is expected to be from 3 to 10 lac NPR (Nepalese Rupee) or more depending on the size and the materials. It is equivalent to 5 to 10 years’ income for many households. The government will provide subsidy and low interest long term housing loan. The loan will be provided to each household through financial institutions like banks and credit cooperatives.

In conclusion, following two factors are essential for the smooth recovery from the damage by the earthquake: (1) efficient and sustainable financial institutions which enable supply of long term loans to many households including the poor and (2) high level and stable income sources for repayment of large and long term loans. For the first requirement, experiences of micro financial institutions (MFIs) should be shared among all financial institutions involved in housing loan since MFIs have rich experiences of lending to / collection from a large number of small clients. For the second requirement, already common foreign employment for Nepalese like employment in Gulf countries shall be further encouraged. Collaboration between financial institutions and manpower exporting companies will also increase resilience from the damage by the earthquake.

 

  1. Food and Identity among the Students of Gujarat Vidyapith

Takashi Shinoda, Professor, Daito Bunka University

This paper is aimed at analyzing food and identity among the Post Graduate (PG) students of Gujarat Vidyapith, which was founded by M.K.Gandhi in 1920. In recent years most of the students belong to the backward classes from all over Gujarat. The author conducted a survey during 2012-14 on the food habits of PG students through questionnaire and group interviews. This paper intends to reveal changes in food and identity as follows.

There were fairly diversified types of grain consumption ten years ago, but various miscellaneous millets seem to be losing grounds which are substituted by wheat in recent years in Gujarat.

Moreover, deployment of sales network and outlets made it possible for consumers even in a remote village to buy fast food and soft drinks, resulting in the unification of food culture across regions.

The disparity of food items and food culture among the social groups tends to decrease in the past ten years. Sanskritization has been working as a very important factor for reorganizing food culture as is shown in the survey results regarding the massive shift of food culture from non-vegetarian to vegetarianism among the Backward Classes. Sanskritization has been promoted and enhanced by the Hindutva movement and the religious movement like the Swaminarayan and the Swadhyaya movement in Gujarat.

In this paper, the author emphasized the necessity to regard fasting as the very important aspect of food culture. Although individual difference was large about the motive and reason for fasting, the fasting was also affected strongly by the influence of social political change and religious movement.

To conclude, change of food culture has been closely related with the reorganization of identities in terms of region, social group and economic class. This reorganization of identities has been strongly affected by globalization, Sanskritization and various political and religious movements as far as food culture is concerned.

 

  1. Gender, Labour and Women’s Work: Issues, Experiences and Debates in India

Indrani Mazumdar,

Senior Fellow & Associate Professor, Centre for Women’s Development Studies

Terms and concepts such as ‘women’s empowerment’, ‘gender and development’ have become part of the routine language of international bodies, government institutions in developing countries, and Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), particularly in south Asia. A parallel level of discourse around ‘informal sector/economy’, ‘feminization of labour’ also has much currency in academic literature; the former originating in the 1970s, while the latter is of slightly later vintage and linked to policies and practices of globalization and related trends towards flexibilisation of labour.

This paper argues that these terms that are so routinely used and have so much currency are methodologically and empirically inadequate for framing analysis of actual trends in work, employment and labour for women in India. It plots the course of theoretical debates from ‘Women in Development (WID)’ to Gender and Development (GAD)’ against experiences and trends in the forms of women’s labour in India, and posits the need for a more structural approach that is grounded in the historical experiences of the contemporary phase of capitalist development, and foregrounds the centrality of the agrarian question in the framing an appropriate approach to the forms of gendered labour in India.

Drawing on empirical trends in women’s employment, the paper demonstrates that far from feminization of labour, India has seen declines in women’s work participation rates. and even an absolute fall in the number of women workers during its most distinctive phase of accelerated GDP growth. Further, despite the high share of informal work in women’s employment, a persistently low share of women in informal sector employment suggests that there is less of an intrinsic relationship between informality, gender and labour than is often assumed.

 

The 2nd Session, Society and Culture (13:00-15:30)

 

  1. Coming Face to Face with God: Gandhi’s Temple Entry Movements

             Tridip Suhrud, Director, Sabarmati Ashram Preservation

One of the marks of untouchability is the restriction of temple entry. It is a denial like no other. It denies one the right to come face to face with the Divine; to gaze upon the divine and in turn be gazed upon by Him/Her. The temple entry movement was one of the features of M K Gandhi’s struggle against untouchability. The paper would examine two moments/ movements which sought to address this right of temple entry. These are the Vaikom Satyagraha and the temple entry debates in Travancore area. These occur at two different points in Gandhi’s understanding of untouchability and indicate the evaluation of his ideas, which occur also because of his dialogue with Dr B R Ambedakar.

 

  1. Constructing Communities of Devotion and Affection: The Role of Churches in India

Takako Inoue, Professor, Daito Bunka University

This paper concerns the construction of Christian communities with a focus on churches in metropolitan cities. It also examines the role of churches by focusing on the various activities carried out by both the clergy and congregation. I pay particular attention to the importance of their mental aspects that help to inspire a sense of belonging and unity, as well as the feeling of security that is provided by those who share the same feelings of devotion and affection; a typically virtuous mentality prevalent among Christians.

Over the past two decades, Christians living in metropolitan cities in India have faced serious problems. They belong to the religious minority in India with Christians constituting only 2.3% of the total population, according to the 2011 census. Recently, anti-Christian violence has been increasing as communal tension between Christians and Hindus mount. Additionally, as this religious exclusiveness spreads across India, city dwellers, who consist primarily of immigrants that left their native villages, usually find many difficulties in daily life ranging from a lack of help, cooperation, collaboration, and communication as well as an inaccessible secure safety net that should have been provided by the government.

To understand how Christians enhance their sense of devotion and affection and how their communities consolidate their mutual relations, based on my fieldwork out on Bangalore and Chennai, I explain how church festivals are important gatherings that attract large congregations, how church choirs allow the congregation to express themselves through songs, and the benefit of charitable activities for disabled children. I also refer to the vast diversity of Indian Christians based on caste, language, and ethnicity, as well as their diverse sects that cause scattering of small groups and sects that can barely collaborate.

 

  1. Adivasi Search for Self Identity in Gujarat

Achyut Yagnik, Founder-Secretary, Setu-Centre for Social Knowledge and Action

The Adivasi community, mainly concentrated in the central belt of India, extending from Gujarat to Assam is facing multiple challenges and one of the major challenges is search for meaningful self identity. For more than hundred years, various groups and subgroups of Adivasi have been struggling for upward mobility and adopting different routes to get self identity in India and Gujarat. While most of the Adivasi opted for ‘assimilation’ approach by adopting religion and language of the main stream of Gujarat society, a minority section among them advanced ‘assertion ‘ approach by raising their voice for Adivasi heritage, culture and worldview.

With a focus of Gujarat, I would like to trace social change among Adivasi community and their struggle for positive identity during last hundred years. Previous to last quarter of the 19th Century, by and large, their life-pattern was marked by food gathering, hunting and shifting cultivation. They were considered ‘uncivilized, uncouth and primitive’ by mainstream society. With increasing access to education and employment, they came in contact with the mainstream Gujarati society and stared looking for ways to establish positive identity. In the early decade of the twentieth century a small section of the community, joined Bhagat movement or Christian sect in the north and central Gujarat. Parallel to them from third decade, many groups in south Gujarat came under the spell of Gandhian workers. Such interactions led them towards Hindu or Christian religious folds. From third quarter of the twentieth century, more and more sections of Adivadsi community joined modern Hindu sects under the influence of Swaminarayan sects and Vishwa Hindu Parishad programmes.

In 2001 Census, vast majority of them, about 97.8% claimed affinity with Hindu religion. Interestingly, a small section of younger Adivasi established ‘Adivasi Ekta Parishad’ in the last decade of the twentieth century and started asserting Adivasi heritage and culture. Throughout the eastern Adivasi belt, the Parishad has been acquiring greater support from the younger generation of Adivasi community. It appears that the ‘assertion’ approach may get further support among the Adivasi of Gujarat in coming years.

 

  1. Still out of Place?: Women in Public Space in Contemporary Nepal

Seika Sato, Professor, Teikyo University

In the state-restructuring process after the Maoist insurgency, hitherto marginalized social groups in Nepal have been actively demanding the full and equal participation or ‘inclusion’ into every public sphere of the society. So far the demand appears to have mainly revolved around proportional representations across various – political, administrate, educational, professional, and other – arenas of Nepali society. What is more than obvious here is that number-crunching practice only is not enough in order for a fully ‘inclusive’ society to be realized. While balanced participation / representation of various groups in every sphere of society is certainly important, the balance should not be mistaken as the achievement of inclusion in itself, especially when it is realized by reservation. What is equally important to consider is the conditions that enable or hinder people from diverse walks of life to participate in every sphere in substantial and meaningful way.

This paper attempts to shed light on one of those conditions – the organization of public space such as street, workplace, or other public facilities – from the viewpoint of one of those hitherto marginalized minority groups: women. Given participating in public life basically presupposes physical presence in public space, the way they are taken / treated there matters profoundly. Traditionally in Nepal, women have been deemed to belong to her ‘home’. So, what is happening, when they try to go out of home and venture into public space, to fully participate in public life? Mainly based on the interviews of working women across class and occupational standings on their work and lives conducted in Kathmandu, physical, social, or cultural barriers women face when they go out of home and how they react against or negotiate those barriers will be explicated. What it takes to annul or overcome those barriers will make another issue to be explored.

11月14日国際会議ポスター

【終了】2015年度 第四回FINDAS研究会(インド文学史研究会共催)「時代を映す南アジア文学――情動の水面をゆらす人々と伝説の魚」(10/10)

掲載日 | 2015年09月22日

poster 1510102015年度 第四回FINDAS研究会(インド文学史研究会共催)

 
「時代を映す南アジア文学――情動の水面をゆらす人々と伝説の魚
Rethinking South Asian Literature: People and Mythical Fish in the Ocean of Emotions」

日時: 2015年10月10日(土)13:00‐17:00
場所: 東京外国語大学 本郷サテライト 7階会議室
(〒113-0033 東京都文京区本郷2-14-10)

※本研究会は予約不要で、どなたでもご参加できます。

 

◆水野 善文(東京外国語大学)

「図像とテクスト伝承――「語り」の介在 マカラを例に Images and Text transmission: Due to storytelling ? In the case of ‘makara’」

現代インドにおいてほぼ常識と見なされうる事象に関して、歴史の変遷を探ろうとすると、彫刻や絵画では頻繁に表現されているのが確認できる一方 で、文献記述が稀少なことがある。これは、文化伝承に際して、図像をめぐる「語り」が大きく作用していたのではないかと推測される。今回の報告 では、それを実証するところまでは到底及ばないが、マカラを題材として、その可能性を探ってみたい。

◆萩田 博(東京外国語大学)

「分離独立文学と情動 Partition Literature and Emotions」

分離独立期を背景として執筆された文学作品のなかで歴史小説家と呼ばれる人々が執筆した作品はムスリムに対する心情的加担のために文学性が損な われているとされ、文学史上で高く評価されることは少ない。今回は彼らの作品や分離独立の動乱期を描いたルポルタージュなどを取り上げ、作者た ちが作品に込める心情や読者の反応について考察し、ムスリムとしての情動のあらわれをみることにしたい。

以上です。
みなさまのお越しをお待ちしております。

 

【終了】2015年度 第二回若手研究者セミナー「時代を映す南アジア文学―近代女性作家の作品から現代の読書傾向まで」(7/4)

掲載日 | 2015年06月10日

pos-20150704
2015年度 FINDAS第二回若手研究者セミナー
時代を映す南アジア文学――近代女性作家の作品から現代の読書傾向まで
Rethinking South Asian Literature: From Modern Women Writers to Contemporary Readers

日時:2015年7月4日(土)13:00‐17:00
場所:東京外国語大学 本郷サテライト 7階セミナールーム

※本研究会はどなたでもご参加可能です。

◆村上明香(University of Allahabad)

「初期ウルドゥー語小説と「理想」の女性像(The “Ideal” Women Mirrored in the Early Urdu Novels)」

19世紀半ばから20世紀初頭のインド亜大陸は、女子教育普及や女性の地位改善を目指す運動が盛んであった。こうした動きは当時の文学にも大きな影響を及ぼした。本報告ではウルドゥー語小説『花嫁の鏡(Miratul-‘Arus, 1869刊)』を中心に、当時の「理想」の女性像とは何か、それがいかに社会に受け入れられ影響を与えたかを検討する。さらに、『花嫁の鏡』に影響を受けて執筆を始めたとされるウルドゥー語初の女性小説家ラシードゥン・ニサー(Rashidun-nisa)の小説を取り上げ、男性の描く「理想」と女性の描く「理想」の相違点についても検討を加えたい。

◆松木園久子(大阪大学)

「デリーにおける最近の読書傾向について(On a trend of reading in today’s Delhi)」

文学作品の一般的な読者の行動を知ることは困難である。特に複数言語の使用者が多いインドでは、状況は複雑である。近年Chetan Bhagatを始めとする英語作家たちが驚異的な売り上げを記録していることは先例のない現象であるが、これはとりもなおさず作品を「購入する」人が増えた証である。誰が何を買い、読み、好むのか――本報告では、この素朴だが、とらえどころのない疑問から出発し、最近の読書傾向の一端を明らかにしたい。具体的には2014年および2015年にデリーで学生を中心に行ったアンケートの結果を考察する。調査項目は、使用言語や(受けた教育の)専門分野、読書(1年間の読書冊数や好きな作家)と購買(1年間の購買冊数やジャンル)などについてであり、項目間の相互関係も考慮する。また、作家たち自身が語る体験や回想録を資料として、さらに読者の側からの読書を考察する。

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