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Bhaktin in the Classroom: Fashioning Students' Critical Texts
Amulya Kishore Purohit

Writing the Motherland from the Diaspora: Engaging Africa in Selected Prose Texts of Dambudzo Marechera and Buchi Emecheta
Ayo Kehinde

Latent Patterns of Translation in Charles E Gover's The Folk Songs of Southern India
Rajalakshmi N.K.

A Perspective of Engagement: An Ecological Renaissance into 'The Garden of Earthly Delights' in Terry Tempest Williams' Leap
Vidya Sarveswaran and R. Swarnalatha

Reading Identities in the Context of Ethnic War: A Study of Ondaatjee's Anil's Ghost
Vasugi Kailasam

Nation and Nationalism in Raja Rao's Kanthapura and Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines
Lipi Biswas Sen

Nirad C. Chaudhuri: A Voice of Dissent in 'New Literatures in English'
Amitendu Bhattacharya

Weapon of the Weak (?): Reading Resistance in Select Short Stories by Bangladeshi Women Writers
Madhu Singh

'To come betwixt our sentence and our power': The Predicament of the Translator in Amitav Ghosh's In an Antique Land
Dhrubajyoti Banerjee

Rethinking National Culture: Towards an Agenda for Contemporary Oral Narrative Performance in Kenya
Murimi Gaita

Women as Bonded Labourers: A Study of Mahasweta Devi's "Dhouli", "Sanichari", and "The Fairytale of Rajbasa"
Nandini C Sen

Resonance and (Nine Days') Wonder: The Cultural Imagianry of Kemp's Morris
Abhishek Sarkar

Translation of an abstract from Alka Saraogi's Hindi novel, Kalikatha: Via Bypass, Kishore Babu's Soliloquy: Woeful has been the story of this life 
Bhoomika Meiling


Meenkshi Bharat, edited, Rushdie the Novelist: From Grimus to The Enchantress of Florence
by Swati Pal

Nandi Bhatia, edited, Modern Indian Theatre: A Reader
by Angelie Multani

Saugata Bhaduri, edited, Negotiating Glocalization: Views from Language, Literature and Culture Studies
by Sachidananda Mohanty

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.