A Panel Discussion on Citizenship and the Politics of Identity in South Asia

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5:00 pm
Brunei Building, SOAS University of London

About this event

The panel discussion will centre on the social, cultural and political dimensions of terms like "citizenship" and "identity". It will also take into its folds the significance of language, subjectivity, space, performance and geography in the creation of a citizen's sense of belonging and unbelonging. The expansion of diasporic, ecological, sexual and cultural rights in the present times has given an interesting turn to matters of identity in India and Pakistan. The panel will also reflect on how identity is experienced through "local", "plural" and "situated" knowledge at the intersections of gender, race, class and ethnicity. 

Chair: James Caron

Chief Guest: Laura Hammond

The Panel consists of: Saad S. Khan (Charles Wallace Pakistan fellow at SOAS), Namrata Pathak (Charles Wallace India fellow at SOAS), Nikita Parik (Charles Wallace fellow at University of Stirling, Scotland), Shreyasi Sharma (Charles Wallace fellow at University of Kent, UK).