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CSDE Paper Series

CSDE Paper Series

The Occasional Paper Series, CSDE

Centre for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion, JNU, launched the "Occasional Paper Series" from September 2016. The series provides a platform to promote research and academic discussion into various aspects of discrimination and exclusion. The series is intended to be a forum for showcasing work in progress by its own faculty members as well as academics and scholars from outside the Centre on relevant topics, rather than a venue for polished work that is ready for publication. The series is designed to provide an outlet for innovative and creative research ideas on the issues of discrimination and exclusion, enabling early dissemination for authors as well as providing a means for feedback. It is also intended to act as a vibrant forum for discussions on relevant policy frameworks pertaining to addressing the various facets of discrimination and exclusion. CSDE invites submission from experts, academics and PhD/postdoctoral scholars on topics that characterise the processes of discrimination and exclusion.

 

Authors should send their submissions electronically as an MS Word file to the series editor Dr. Kaustav Banerjee at kaustav@jnu.ac.in. There is no strict word limit but the article length should not exceed 12,000 words. Please include a 300 word abstract and brief bibliography along with your CV. All submission will be peer reviewed within the Centre. The accepted submissions will be published online on the CSDE website.

 

We are grateful to Prof. Prabhat Patnaik for his encouragement and initial financial support towards this endeavour.

 

CSDE Occasional Paper Series – 1/2016
Hermeneutics of Dalit Sub-Classification in India* - Yagati Chinna Rao

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.