Exploring possible futures for the humanities at Azim Premji University, Bangalore

  The HumaConf 2018 was organized by Azim Premji University (APU) at their Undergraduate Campus outside Bangalore in India from April 6th to 8th. Azim Premji University is the product of the philanthropic activities of Indian business tycoon Azim Premji. Premji is a signer of the Giving Pledge, a campaign announced by Bill Gates and … Continue reading Exploring possible futures for the humanities at Azim Premji University, Bangalore

Feminist Methodologies in Guwahati: A Workshop Diary

From April 2nd to 4th, HaB organized a workshop titled “Feminist Methodologies and Interventions” along with Cotton University in Guwahati, India. As before, in Mandalay University in Myanmar and Brown University in the USA, the workshop was conducted by Françoise Vergès and Aarti Kawlra. Cotton University is an old and venerable public educational institution. Founded … Continue reading Feminist Methodologies in Guwahati: A Workshop Diary

Glimpses of Day 2 of the Guwahati Workshop

The second day of the Guwahati workshop revolved around women's work and decolonizing the mind. In the first session titled "Who is caring for and cleaning the world?", the participants calculate the cumulative number of hours of invisible, unpaid labour they do everyday. The second session involved an exercise in decolonial thinking to interrogate concepts … Continue reading Glimpses of Day 2 of the Guwahati Workshop

Accidental Exiles: Burmese Stories – Part Two

During the London meeting, one of the exiles jokingly said ‘we are ရေမျောကမ်းတင်’ meaning floating objects coming to rest ashore.  A word usually reserved for the economically destitute who cannot afford to settle in one place has been reclaimed by a political exile albeit lightheartedly to depict their capricious and helpless lives.  After the meeting, … Continue reading Accidental Exiles: Burmese Stories – Part Two

V. Sujatha on going beyond the caloric discourse on food

V. Sujatha is a Professor at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems in Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. In her paper, Econometric and Existential Understanding of Food: Analysing Economic Growth and Nutritional Status in South India, published in Indian Journal of Human Development this year, she argues against the "binary between objective … Continue reading V. Sujatha on going beyond the caloric discourse on food