Newsletter N°1 – Edito

Namaste! Bonjour! Vanakam! Hello!

Here is the very first issue of the newsletter of the Association Jeunes Etudes Indiennes (AJEI). The new board, elected about two weeks ago, is now in place and preparing its activities for 2015-2016.

  • Mathilde Bedel – Board Member
  • Floriane Bolazzi – Vice-President India
  • Adrien Bouzard – President
  • Soraya Hamache – Board Member
  • Nithya Joseph – Board Member
  • Arnaud Kaba – Treasurer
  • Sébastien Michiels – Board Member
  • Fabien Provost – Secretary
  • Julie Rocton – Board Member

Our main objective for the AJEI during this period is to strengthen our Franco-Indian network of young scholars thanks to some work on our communication tools – reworking our website, creating a brand new newsletter and updating the « guide for young scholars » – and thanks to a new energy injected into our usual events – our « Autour de » will take place as before, in addition to linguistic workshops and to a yearly convivial gathering somewhere around Paris-.

Another important objective for us will be to insist on the active participation of our members. Indeed, we invite all AJEI members to imagine, talk about, suggest, prepare and organize activities, whether in France or in India, whether in Paris, Delhi, Toulouse, Marseille, Mumbai, etc. Our events in France often occur in Paris despite a few editions of the yearly seminar in Aix-en-Provence or Toulouse. Similarly, our activities in India are limited to our yearly workshop. Therefore, we hereby call for initiatives, for projects to be launched in various places, which could further contribute to the professional socialization of both Indian and French students who work on South Asia. For this purpose, such initiatives would benefit from the technical and financial support of the AJEI.

As previously, the stress will be put on our yearly seminar in France and workshop in India. On Friday, January 15th 2016, our one-day seminar will be organized by Lola Salès (Mosaïques, University of Paris West Nanterre) at the University of Paris West Nanterre. The theme of this seminar will be “Justice and Injustices in the Indian sub-continent.” The call for papers is now available (see below) and open up to November 27th. The yearly workshop for young scholars will be organized by Floriane Bolazzi (CESSMA, University of Paris VII-Diderot), Nithya Joseph (CEIAS, EHESS), Soraya Hamache (CEMMC, University of Bordeaux-Montaigne) and Sébastien Michiels (GREThA, University of Bordeaux IV-Montesquieu). After several editions in North India, the 2016 edition of our workshop will take place in Bangalore.

We are aware that lately, it’s not proved all the easier to subscribe as a member, or to renew your subscription through our Paypal account. This Paypal solution has given atrocious headaches to our accountant, as it is not possible to send us money without a Paypal account. We are currently working on a solution to put these problems behind us. In order to subscribe or renew your subscription to the AJEI, you can use the Paypal solution (if you have a Paypal account) or send us a check at the following postal address. In any case, follow the procedure indicated on our website: [http://ajei.hypotheses.org/adhesion].

Best regards,
The new AJEI board

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