Developing India: Critical approaches (CISCA Workshop on 5th April)

28/03/2011 Off By Administrator

ciscaDeveloping India: Critical approaches
5th of April, 2-4 PM
Building1328, Room 220
At Aarhus University


While India is known and widely celebrated – or even feared – for its rapid growth rates in recent years in the seminar the speakers in this seminar will look critically at the question of development. This concerns first and foremost the idea of development (or underdevelopment) as such – to be located in a larger discourse. Going beyond the concept the impact of “development” on Adivasis in relation to a dam project in Eastern India will be considered from an anthropological point of view. Supplementing the contemporary perspective with online casino games a historical one the development agenda of the post-colonial state will be discussed by taking up the example of tuberculosis control, before moving on to the idea, emergence and role of a public sphere.

The presenters are: Dr. Deepak Kumar Behera, CISCA-board member from Sambalpur University in Orissa, Dr. Jyotirmaya Tripathy and Dr. Sudarsan Padmanabhan, both from IIT Madras and Aarhus University’s own Niels Brimnes:

Does Development Exist outside Representation?
By Dr. Jyotirmaya Tripathy, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras

Impact of Mega Development Projects on Indigenous People of Orissa: An Assessment from Cultural Perspective
by Dr. Deepak Kumar Behera, Dept. of Anthropology,Sambalpur University

‘Two Strategies for Tuberculosis Control in India 1948-65’
by Niels Brimnes, Dept. of History and Area Studies, Aarhus Unversity

Purusharthas and the Conception of Public Sphere in India
by Dr. Sudarsan Padmanabhan, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras


All are welcome!