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JSL 19

JSL 19


Rashid Jahan “Angaareywali”: “Behind the Veil”

Ranu Uniyal


Fragments of a Life: Creativity and Conflict in the Face of Death

Jasbir Jain


Women, Partition and Memory: A Reading of Bapsi Sidhwa’s Ice-Candy-Man and Sorayya Khan’s Noor

Esther Daimari


Plot, Character and Lawrence: A Vedantic Reading

Bibhu Padhi


Foregrounding Rural Problems: A Study of Tagore in Translation

Kanchan Verma


Reverting to the First Mother: The Other Trajectory of Coetzee’s Narratives

Anas Tabraiz


Zanjeer (1973): A Film About Fire: A Bachelardian Reading of an Indian Movie

Ashish Agnihotri


Literature of Our Times

Devendra Choubey


Neoliberal Globalization and the Future of Postcolonial Studies

Swaralipi Nandi


The Aesthetic Cosmopolitans: Walter Pater, Rabindranath Tagore, and the Quest for Beauty

Arnapurna Rath


Writing and the English Teacher

Himanshu S. Mohapatra



Sharon Pollock in Conversation with Papiya Lahiri

Arjun Dangle in Conversation with Jaydeep Sarangi and Angaga Dutta



Mohammad A. Quayum, edited and translated, Rabindranath Tagore: The Ruined Nest and Other Stories

By Murari Prasad


Peter B. Anderson, Marine Carrin, and Santosh K. Soren, edited and translated, From Fire Rain to Rebellion: Reasserting Ethnic Identity through Narrative

By Ivy Imogene Hansdak


Tutun Mukherjee, edited, The Plays of Mahesh Dattani: An Anthology of Recent Criticism

By Shatarupa Sinha


Albeena Shakil, Understanding the Novel: A Theoretical Overview

By Bharti Arora

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.