Kornel Chang, Associate Professor of History and American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark
Catherine Warner, College Fellow in South Asian Studies and History at Harvard University
Vazira Zamindar, Associate Professor of History at Brown University
Sunil Amrith, Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies Professor of History at Harvard University
Hardeep Dhillon, Ph.D. Candidate, History at Harvard University
In the last several decades, the historiography of South Asia has grappled with the prevalence of circulation and mobility in the past, overturning long-held notions of South Asia as a static society prior to colonial intervention, and developed increasingly nuanced analyses of global connections. The production of itinerant subjectivities, the making of new forms of sovereign power, and the creation of a modern, centralizing state are historical dynamics that all call for a re-examination of empire and space. This panel explores these and related issues through forms of boundary making and mobility.
Organized by the Harvard South Asia Institute and South Asia Across Disciplines Workshop
Co-sponsored by Boston University School of Global Studies Center for the Study of Asia, Task Force on Asian & Pacific American Studies, Tufts Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies