The South Asia Program analyses on-going and emerging socio-political dynamics in South Asia to increase the academic understanding of the region and provide policy-makers expert analysis, cutting-edge research and policy ideas. South Asia Program experts draw on the core strength of Noria to address three critical areas:
- Minorities and Diaspora
- The Reconfigurations of the State in South Asia
- Foreign Policy
To help organize, focus and leverage their work, the South Asia Program proposes a platform that fosters academic collaboration and offers high-quality and trans-disciplinary expertise on South Asia through research projects, conferences and publications.
THE SOUTH ASIA PAPERS
Publishing research on current socio-political issues in South Asia, described in a clear and accessible style and respecting the three principles of intellectual independence, scientific rigor and linguistic and field expertise.
If you would like to publish for the South Asia Programme please send us a topic proposal: email@example.com.
Please take a look at our conditions of publication before submitting your article in order to see if you match our criteria.
THE GRADUATE CONFERENCE ON SOUTH ASIA
Our purpose is to provide the opportunity for PhD students to present their communications to established and internationally recognized researchers. The format of the conference privileges discussion and more in-depth exchanges, allowing each PhD student the opportunity to receive critical feedbacks on his or her detailed and highly qualitative communications. The diversity of the research establishments present at the last conference that took place at Sciences Po in June 2015 testifies to the internationalism of this event.
THE SOUTH ASIAN EXPERTS DIRECTORY
In the aim of creating international synergies, the South Asian Experts Directory provides registered members with up-to-date profiles, contact details and research interests of a worldwide network of academics and researchers working on South Asia, notably in the areas of International Relations and Political Science.
If you would like to join this network, please send your contact details and main research topics to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Noria South Asia Team
Tamil protesters block the Gardiner Expressway, May 10, 2009, Toronto © Marc Blinch / Reuters During the Sri Lankan civil war, the Tamil diaspora played a key role providing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) with the funds necessary to conduct the armed...
February 28th memorial, Chiayi (Taiwan). Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. AN ANNIVERSARY UNDER PRESSURE Taiwan recently commemorated the 70th anniversary of the February 28th Incident (or 2.28 Incident), as the 1947 revolt against Kuomintang (KMT)...
Monument commémoratif de l'Incident du 28 février, Chiayi (Taiwan). To read this article in English, click here. UN ANNIVERSAIRE SOUS TENSION Taiwan a récemment commémoré le 70ème anniversaire de l’Incident du 28 février, comme on appelle la révolte survenue en 1947...
South Asia Paper #5: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf: New Phenomenon or Continuation of the Political Status Quo?
PTI Rally in Karachi. December 25th, 2011. Founded by Imran Khan in April 1996, the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI, Movement for Justice) is a socio-political movement inspired by the slogan, ‘justice, humanity and self-reliance’. In 2011, the PTI gained some political...
South Asia Paper # 4 : Rule of Law, Justice and Constitutionalism: Political Mobilization in the ‘Lawyers’ Movement for the Restoration of Judiciary and Democracy’ in Pakistan (2007-09)
Outside the Jamaat’s office in Islamabad, Pakistan © Salman Hussain In March 2007, lawyers across Pakistan rose up against the eight-year long military rule of General Pervez Musharraf, when he dismissed the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Iftikhar Mohammad...
Afghan militiamen fighting the Taliban outside Kunduz in May2015 (© Nasir Waqif/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images) Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici To contain the impact of the withdrawal of international forcesMost of the analysis here derives...
Prière d'Id-ul-Fitr à Bangalore sous "protection surveillance" (août 2013). Aminah Mohammad-Arif. Noria Research 2015 © To read this article in english, click here Cet article revient sur l’évolution rapide de la réception par les musulmans de Bangalore de la...
South Asia Paper #1 Being Muslim in Narendra Modi’s India: Ghetto Life, Between Domination and Resistance
© Sarkhei Road, the four-lane axis crossing the Juhapura ghetto of Ahmedabab, Gujarat, India, May 2015 Pour consulter cet article en français, cliquez ici This article is based on long ethnographic enquiries led in Ahmedabad, and mainly in Juhapura, between 2009 and...
8-10 June 2016, 2nd International Graduate Conference on South Asia
After the success of its first edition in 2015, which brought together eleven doctoral students and six researchers from various international institutions, the South Asia Program will be organizing its second International Graduate Conference on South Asia, in partnership with the Doctoral School at Sciences Po Paris. The submission date for papers is January 30th, 2016. Papers have to be sent at: email@example.com
30 March 2016 – Round table, in partnership with the Centre for South Asian Studies (CEIAS)
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June 2015 – First International Graduate Conference on South Asia
The first international Graduate Conference on South Asia, “Discussing India and Pakistan: New Dynamics and Perspectives” took place in Paris on June 17th and 18th, 2015. It was organized by Noria Research’s South Asia program in partnership with the Doctoral School at Sciences Po Paris, the Centre for International Research (Ceri, Paris) and the Centre for Human Sciences (UMIFRE) in New Delhi.
The decision to create a graduate conference (rather than a thematic one) was guided by Noria’s South Asia programme to value young research, providing the opportunity for PhD students to present their communications to established and internationally recognized researchers. The format of the conference privileged discussions and more in-depth exchanges, allowing each PhD student the opportunity to receive critical feedback on his or her detailed and highly qualitative communications.
This first edition, in 2015, therefore brought together eleven doctoral students on to discuss ten presentations, with six researchers. As demonstrated in the attached annex, the diversity of the research establishments present at the conference attests to the internationalism that was successfully obtained during the first conference. The 2015 edition of the conference was a real success; the participants were wholly pleased with the pertinence of the exchanges as well as with the quality of the conference’s organization. Finally, the opening cocktail (June 16), followed by the conference dinner (June 17) were two occasions during which participants could more casually continue (or begin) discussions.
17 March 2015 – The South Asia Programme organised a round table on the issue of Muslim minority under Narendra’s Modi India, in partnership with the Centre for South Asian Studies. The communications presented by Dr. Charlotte Thomas and Dr. Aminah Mohammed-Arif have been published in the Noria South Asia Papers.
Director of the South Asia Program.
Charlotte Thomas holds a PhD. in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris – Centre for International Studies and Research (CERI). Her dissertation dealt with the Muslim minority of Ahmedabad after the 2002 State-led pogroms, with a special focus on the ghetto of Juhapura. She got a scholarship from the French Defense Ministry and the State-funded National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) for three years (2009-2012) to conduct her researches. She now teaches courses at Sciences-Po Paris in Political Science and studies different asspects of the Indian Muslim minority: Kashmir dynamics, political representation of the minority and religious organizations.
Research Fellow, Cartographic Editor
A PhD candidate at the French Institute of Geopolitics, University of Paris 8, Xavier Houdoy deals with contemporary state logics and dynamics in India’s North-East. His research focuses on the State-building process still ongoing in the region, alternatively embodied by security policies and development initiatives, and its multiple impacts on a territory that figures as a “space of resistance”. Affiliated to the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (CSH) in New Delhi from September 2013 to September 2015, he has conducted extensive fieldwork in New Delhi and throughout several North-East states.
Research Fellow, General Editor
A Phd candidate at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris), Adam Baczko researches comparatively the exercise of justice by armed movements and its political implications, carrying out fieldwork in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq and Syria.
Jiliane Golczyk graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2014, with a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po). Her research interests include indigenous rights, international law and democratization studies.
Research Fellow, South Asia Program
Jean-Thomas Martelli is a PhD candidate at the King’s India Institute, King’s College London. His ethnography in Political Science focuses on everyday student politics, concentrating mainly on left activism and on processes of politicisation in Indian campuses. He teaches courses on Indian Democracy and Political Science in Sciences Po Paris and is co-editing a forthcoming edited volume on student movements in contemporary India. Through being involved in quantitative analysis and digital humanities, he created PaRChA, an online platform of around 70,000 original pamphlets produced by student organisations in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU, New Delhi). While conducting his fieldwork, Mr Martelli was a research fellow at the Centre de Sciences Humaines. Before joining King’s, he completed two Masters; in International Affairs in Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence and in Global Studies in a consortium comprising JNU and two other European universities.