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Webinar series “India Matters”

The Association Jeunes Etudes Indiennes (AJEI) is pleased to invite you to its 2021 webinar series:

India Matters 

In the past few years, the AJEI has found it difficult to hire new members. In 1998, its founders had seen India as peculiar enough to justify a related association for the young French researchers, but it would seem that this interest has faded away.

Is it because neoliberal globalization erased some of the national specificities over the past 30 years? Or is the country better studied as part of larger areas such as South Asia or the “global South”? Is it that India, with its myriads of regional and social divisions, is too diverse to develop an area-specialist knowledge? Or has the continuous rise of monodisciplinary approaches been fatal to Indian studies?

As a scientific field with origins that can be traced back to the end of the 18th century, the contemporary importance of Indian studies is seemingly attested by the works of India scholars from the country and abroad. This webinar is an attempt to consolidate some of the contemporary studies on India. We will hear presentations on current Indian themes every first Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm CET/ 5:30 pm IST, this:

On January 5th, political scientist Khaliq Parkar will inaugurate the webinar series with a talk on the governance of India’s smart cities. He will tell us more about the Indian specificities of these new urban models specifically related to technology and data based on his current PhD work on the topic.

On February 2nd, members of a Franco-Indian research collective will talk about the political, geopolitical and socioeconomic impact of the Covid-19 in India. Stemming from different disciplines, they will sketch research perspectives on the topic.

On March 2nd, GIS specialist Alexandre Cebeillac will talk about the issues of collecting and analyzing quantitative data from India. He will draw on his experience with geotagged social media data as well as government databases in a timely contribution as the 16th Indian Census, will be taken in 2021. 

April 6th will call for a debate on the relevance of area studies in Asia and their French networks with representatives of areal associations. It will include Johan Krieg from the French Academic Network of Asian Studies, Rémi Desmoulière, from the Association française pour la recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est (AFRASE), and Yves-Marie Rault Chodankar from the Association des Jeunes Etudes Indiennes (AJEI).

On May 4th, socioeconomist Floriane Bolazzi by talking about a classic subject in Indian studies, at least since Louis Dumont — that is social stratification. Drawing on her extensive PhD research on Palanpur, she will particularly focus on the issue of upward mobility and discuss to what extent the analytical models invented in the global North can also be valid in India.

On June 7th, we will eventually listen to sociologist Roland Lardinois. He’s a well-known India scholar and has extensively researched on the history and epistemology of Indian studies. Drawing on his personal experience and work, he will tell us about the structuration of the field in France.

The sessions will take place on Zoom, are open to all, and will last about an hour. If you wish to attend, please register here. We will send you a Zoom link one day before each session.

To add our seminars’ calendar to your Google Calendar, click here.
And for the iCal file of our “India Matters” Calendar, click here.

AJEI 20th Workshop – 19, 20, 21 March 2018 – Program

20th International Workshop of AJEI

March 19th- 20th- 21st 2018

Jawaharlal-Nehru University (JNU)

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The “Association des Jeunes Etudes Indiennes” (AJEI) is a student organization whose members are young researchers coming from various disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences (from master’s degree to postdoctoral level) whose area of research is South Asia. Since 1998 the AJEI has been organizing a research seminar in France and a French-Indian workshops yearly in India with the support of international and local partners. One of our goals is also to interact informally, and build relationships, with a view to creating a strong international network of researchers. Drawing from the transversal thematic of Images, this year we propose a three-day workshop with an opening lecture, daily presentations discussed by senior researchers, methodological workshops, and a concluding session. Every year, a research seminar in France and a workshop in India bring students and scholars together in order to discuss the topics and papers presented.

What do we picture when we evoke India? For its 20th annual Workshop, AJEI invites young researchers to share their knowledge and to propose a critical approach of the concept of ‘Images’ in the subcontinent: To what extent do images reflect the many realities and representations of India and how does the Indian imagery affect scholarly, artistic and touristic as well as political perceptions, from a western and an Indian point of view? The Workshop is aimed to develop a cross-disciplinary dialogue in social sciences for a better understanding of the multiple roles that Images have been playing from antiquity to nowadays in the perceptions and the foundations of culture and identities in Indian society. The aim is also to open some reflexive discussions on the use and construction of images.

Journée AJEI – Competition and solidarity networks in contemporary South Asia’s Labour Market

AJEI – CESSMA Workshop
May 29th 2017 – Paris
Université Paris Diderot
Bât. Olympe de Gouges – Room M19

Competition and solidarity networks in contemporary South Asia’s Labour Market

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Organisers

  • Yves-Marie Rault, Ph.D. candidate, Université Paris Diderot & CESSMA
  • Floriane Bolazzi, Ph.D. candidate, Université Paris Diderot & CESSMA
  • Arnaud Kaba, Ph.D. candidate, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales & LISST-CAS (Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Solidarités, Sociétés, Territoires, Centre d’Anthropologie Sociale)

Scientific committee

  • Isabelle Guérin, IRD & CESSMA (Center for Social Sciences Studies on African, American and Asian worlds)
  • Véronique Dupont, IRD (French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development) & CESSMA

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BILAN DES ATELIERS AJEI 2016

Le bilan des 18èmes ateliers de l’AJEI « Des inégalités en Inde contemporaine » et organisés à l’Institut Français de Pondichéry du 29 au 31 mars 2016 sont en ligne.

L’AJEI souhaite remercier l’équipe organisatrice composée de Floriane Bolazzi, Soraya Hamache, Nithya Joseph et Sébastien Michiels ; ainsi que nos partenaires : l’Institut Français de Pondichéry (IFP), le Centre de Sciences Sociales et Humaines (CSH) à New Delhi, l’Institut Français et l’Ambassade de France en Inde, le Centre d’Études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud à Paris (CEIAS) ; le Centre d’études en sciences sociales sur les mondes africains, américains et asiatiques (CESSMA) ; le Laboratoire Architecture, Ville, Urbanisme, Environnement (LAVUE), le Groupe de Recherche en Économie Théorique et Appliquée (GREThA) ; et bien sûr l’ensemble des intervenants et participants.

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Invitation to the 19th AJEI workshop on “Commons in Contemporary South Asia”

Invitation to the 19th AJEI workshop on
“Commons in Contemporary South Asia”

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The organizational team of the 19th workshop of the Association des Jeunes Etudes Indianistes is pleased to inform you that this edition will be held in Krishnadas Shama Goa State Central Library, Goa (India) from 3rd to 5th of April 2017. Continuer la lecture de Invitation to the 19th AJEI workshop on “Commons in Contemporary South Asia”

Call for papers: AJEI – CESSMA Workshop – May 29th 2017 – Competition and solidarity networks in contemporary South Asia’s Labour Market – Paris Université Paris Diderot

AJEI – CESSMA Workshop
May 29th 2017
Paris Université Paris Diderot
Competition and solidarity networks in contemporary South Asia’s Labour Market

Organizers

  • Yves Marie Rault, Ph.D. candidate, Université Paris Diderot & CESSMA
  • Floriane Bolazzi, Ph.D. candidate, Université Paris Diderot & CESSMA
  • Arnaud Kaba, Ph.D. candidate, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales & LISST-CAS (Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Solidarités, Sociétés, Territoires, Centre d’Anthropologie Sociale)

Scientific Committee

  • Isabelle Guérin (Center for Social African, , IRD & CESSMA Sciences Studies on American and Asian worlds)
  • Véronique Dupont, IRD (French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development) & CESSMA

CALL FOR PAPERS

[Click here to download the call for papers]

* April 9th 2017 : deadline for the submission of papers’ proposals (title + abstract max 1000 words)
* April 17th 2017 : authors will be notified about the acceptance of their proposal
* May 10th 2017 : full papers (max 10.000 words) should be submitted
* All submissions should be sent to ateliers.ajei@gmail.com

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Appel à communications pour les Ateliers Jeunes Chercheurs 2017

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The « Association Jeunes Etudes Indiennes » is pleased to announce that the 19th workshop for young scholars will take place at Goa, India, April 3-5 2017.

This year the workshop will be held on « Commons in South Asia today ».

Please, find enclosed the call for papers. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to January 16th 2017.

Interested researchers must send an abstract (500 to 1 000 words) in English before January 16th 2017 to the following address: ateliers.ajei2017@gmail.com.

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Rencontre AJEI avec Nicolas Jaoul – 24 juin à Paris, à 19h

Bonjour à tous,
Le vendredi 24 Juin à 19 heures, l’AJEI vous convie à un Autour De en compagnie de Nicolas Jaoul,  à l’Alsacien, 6 rue Saint Bon à Paris, Métro Châtelet.
Nicolas est chargé de recherche CNRS à l’Iris (EHESS), spécialisé sur les mouvements politiques subalternes en Inde du Nord. Il vous présentera son parcours scientifique et personnel et répondra à vos questions.
Merci de confirmer votre venue par mail à arnaud.kaba@gmail.com
En vous attendant nombreux,
 L’AJEI.

CONFÉRENCE DE RADHIKA SINGHA – Vendredi 13 mai 2016 à 17h

Habituality in crime

Preventive policing in colonial India 1871-1924

Discutants :

Daniela Berti (CNRS – Centre d’Études Himalayennes)

Fabien Provost (Université Paris Ouest)

Vendredi 13 mai 2016 de 17h à 18h30

Amphithéâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss Collège de France – Site Cardinal Lemoine 52 rue du Cardinal Lemoine Paris 5e

La conférence aura lieu en anglais.

Pour prolonger cette conférence, un repas convivial aura lieu (à la charge des participants) au Restaurant Kathmandu 22 Rue des Boulangers, 75005 Paris

Inscription obligatoire pour le dîner (avant le 7 mai 2016)

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Abstract

This talk examines the laws, paperwork and protocols of colonial preventive’ policing. In the reconstruction of rule after the 1857 rebellion in India, a dual but intersecting pathway emerged for dealing with those suspected of habituality in crime: the bad livelihood provisions of the Criminal Procedure code and the Criminal Tribes Act of 1871. The first involved a judicial proceeding, not a trial for a specific offence. On the basis of evidence of ‘general repute or otherwise a magistrate could demand ‘security for good behaviour’. Failure to provide this security, could result in jail terms ranging from a year to three years and long term liability thereafter to police surveillance. Under the Criminal Tribes Act there was no reference to the courts at all. To bring a particular community or a section of it under the operation of the Criminal Tribes Act a provincial government had to declare that its members persisted in non-bailable crimes .This resulted in a regime of roll-calls, surveillance and forced restriction to a locality. In contrast therefore to the English Habitual Offender Act (1869) and the Prevention of Crime Act (1871) which focussed mainly on the ex- convict, these provisions created an immensely more flexible and wide-ranging field for police surveillance.

‘Habituality’ in crime became the subject of debate and discussion in India at the same time that the figure of the recidivist began to dominate anxieties about crime in Britain and and Europe. I have suggested that similarities and comparisons should be drawn, not by focusing on the Criminal Tribes Act alone, but by examining the construction of habituality in the general law as well and in the institutional context of the jail. Yet I conclude by suggesting that in the aftermath of World War one it was indeed the Criminal Tribes Settlement, which along with borstals for juveniles, allowed the colonial regime to claim a treatment- oriented dimension for its police and penal regime and to place itself in the current of international discussions about penal reform.

Pour tout renseignement : provost.fabien [at] gmail.com