Synergies in Modern South Asian Studies

Synergies in Modern South Asian Studies

Institute of South and Central Asia, Charles University in Prague


South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University

November 23, 2016, 9:30AM-4:30PM


Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, Hybernská 3, Prague 1, Room H303


9:45 Opening

10:00-12:00 Session I

Hans Harder: The Uncanny in Bengali Literature and Film

Martin Hříbek: Acts of violence and political struggle in Nabarun Bhattacharya’s fiction

Chaiti Basu: Modern Bengali short stories of the post-Tagore era

Daniela Cappello: Understanding obscenity in the Bengali Hungry Generation movement

Zuzana Špicová: Body and mind: The motif of illness in Saratchandra’s novels

Sukla Chatterjee: Construction of Female Iconography between Bengal and Britain in the Nineteenth Century

Elisaveta Ilves: Text-Image Relations in Colonial Bengal

12:00-13:20 Lunch

13:20-14:45 Session II.

Pavel Hons: Dalits in Tamil Nadu: potential for cooperation

Thomas Lehmann: Critical edition of classical Tamil texts

Soňa Bendíková: The Kota oral tradition in 21st century

Simona Jandová: Kuṟavañci: A Study of the Community of Kuṟavas

Zdeněk Štipl: The conception of hell in the Hindu Puranas

14:45-15:00 Break

15:00-16:25 Session III.

Christina Oesterheld: Urdu fiction from the 19th century until the present

Jürgen Schaflechner: Hindus in Urdu horror stories from Pakistan

Nora Melnikova: Teaching Hindi as a Second Language

Gautam Liu: Young adult fiction in Hindi

Arian Hopf: Dynamics of the term religion in the colonial Urdu sphere

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