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Day 2 International Conference: Minoritisation in South Asia

DateFriday 28 June 2024


LocationKellogg College

International Conference

Minoritisation in South Asia: Religion, Caste, Gender

27 – 28 June, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Convener: Abraham Akhter Murad


Day 2: Friday, June 28, 2024

 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM – Maria Misra (Professor of Global History, Keble College, Oxford)

In conversation with Shehan Karunatilaka (2022 Winner of the Booker Prize; 2012 Winner of the Commonwealth Book Prize (Asia); 2012 Winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature; 2008 Winner Gratiaen Prize)


Tea break: Tea, coffee, and biscuits for attendees and speakers 10:30 AM to 10:45 AM


10:45 AM to 12:35 PM – Panel 1 

Chair: Yasmin Khan (Kellogg College, Oxford)

Adnan Hossain (University of Glasgow, Scotland) – Re-understanding the hijras in South Asia: pleasure, power, and masculinities in Dhaka

Afiya S Zia (Wesleyan University, Connecticut, USA) – Conversion, consent, and collusion; minority and majoritarian patriarchies in cases of forced and self-arranged marriages in Pakistan

Daanish Mustafa (King’s College London) – Catalytic Violence and Transgender Bodies in Pakistan

Julian Kuttig (Ghent University, Belgium) – Gender(wash)ing Struggle: Female Leadership in Bangladesh’s Student Politics


12:35 PM to 1:30 PM – Lunch Break


1:30 PM to 3:00 PM – Panel 2

Chair: TBD

Brahma Prakash (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India) – Epics at the End: Fear and Freedom of Cultural Justice in India

Timothy Cooper (King’s College, Cambridge) – One Candle Lights Another: Twelver Shi‘i Videography in Pakistani Punjab

Mukesh Kumar (University of Zurich, Switzerland) – A Suitable Minority: From Religious Cosmopolitanism to Othering in Mangalore


Tea break: Tea, coffee, and biscuits for attendees and speakers from 3:00 PM to 3:15 PM


3:15 PM to 4:45 PM – Panel 3 

Chair: TBD

Mathilde Maitrot and Joe Devine (University of Bath) – Marginalised silences: the lived experience of ethnic minorities in Bangladesh

Arif Naveed (University of Bath) – Confronting social closure or enduring dominance? Power relations, educational strategies, and post-schooling trajectories in rural Punjab

Ajmal Khan AT (Shiv Nadar University, India) – Climate Change, Caste and Minorites in India


5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Drinks Reception for attendees and speakers 


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