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Dalit Voices: Problematics of Translation
Alladi Uma

The English Speaking Gendered Subaltern: Sales Tags for Postcolonial Margins 
Meena Pillai

Is It Possible to be Dalit in Medieval India? Case Study of a Vitthal Devotee 
Rohini Mokashi-Punekar

Situating Said in Postcolonial Tamil Nadu: The Dalit Question 
R. Azhagarasan

Dalit Writing in Tamil: Early Voices, Missing Links and Contemporary Con/texts 
B. Mangalam

Caste, Gender and Dalit Women's Discourse of Difference: Reading Bama's Sangati & Sivakami's The Grip of Change 
Arunima Ray

Hagiography as Socio-Cultural Document: Apotheosizing the Low-Caste Minstrel TiruppaanAlvar 
S Chitra

What Makes a Langauge? What Makes a Nation?: A Reading of Meena Kandasamy's Poems 
M. Sridhar

Urdu Drama and Stage 
Syed Masood Hasan Rizvi Adeeb 
Translated by Ayesha Irfan

Jai Ma Tara! 
Esha De 
Translated by Shubhra Ray

Exploring Untouchability: A Critique of Chandalika (1933) 
Amrit Sen

Why Dalit Aesthetics 
Devendra Choubey 
Translated by
Khushi Pattanayak

Caste, Class and Power: Representations of Dalits in Indian Novels 
Raj Kumar

Dalit Consciousness: A New Critical Tool 
R.P. Singh

Dalit Identity and Discourse: Towards a Critique and Beyond 
Rajesh Kumar Sharma


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.