New approaches for the study of residential segregation in India

Shifting landscapes of residential segregation along lines of class, caste, ethnicity, and religion in India present delicate research challenges. As Indian cities, towns, and villages witness deepening segregation along religious lines, researchers addressing these transformations are confronted with sensitive political histories of violence and displacement, contended narratives, and silenced memories, and also with questions of method, representation, and ethics, such as how to address the politics of separation without reiterating its premises.

This workshop will be an open-ended discussion on the question of how existing methods and concepts nurture or limit our understanding of residential segregation in rural and urban India, and on how we might develop new approaches. It will start with three proposals for methodological innovation by Raheel Dhattiwala (University of Amsterdam), Pablo Holwitt (University Muenster) and Sanderien Verstappen (Leiden University), and ensue in a roundtable discussion with participation from Cristiana Strava, Ajay Ghandi and Radhika Gupta (Leiden University).

The workshop is a part of the conference ‘Modalities of Displacement in South Asia’ at Leiden University on June 14-15, which is jointly organised by the Leiden Institute for Area Studies, the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, and the International Institute for Asian Studies, within the framework of Asian Modernities and Traditions project 'Postcolonial Displacements'.

Directly after the workshop, a lunch will be provided for the participants and registered attendees. 

Registration (required)
The workshop and roundtable discussion are open for attendence by anyone interested.
Please register via the webform below (either for the workshop only or for the workshop and lunch).



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