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JSL 16


Interrupted Lives, Continued Histories: Punjab Before and After 1984

Jasbir Jain


Drawn into Translation: A Case Study of Asterix and the Magic Carpet

N. Kamala


Unmarking Invisibility: Women, Writing and Public Spaces of Kerala

B. Hariharan and Ashish Martin Tom


Writing Real Work, Silences

K. Srilata


Adaptations and the Politics of the Apocalyptic End of Omkara

Neenu Kumar


The Child as Narrator in Alan Sillitoe’s “On Saturday Afternoon”

Bibhu Pillai


Ghastly Gravies: Food Images and Body in Bharati Mukherjee’s Wife and Jasmine

Shweta Rao and Rajyashree Khushu-Lahiri


Why the Fire on the Mountain? A Feminist Narratological Approach

Maninder Kapoor and Seema Singh


Looking Forward, Moving Back: The State of in-betweenness in Some Non-Canonical Diasporic Short Narratives

Trisha Sharma


A Feminist Perspective on Ismat Chugtai’s Short Stories

Seemin Hasan


Comparing Marginality/Subalternity: Dalit and Australian Aboriginal Autobiographies

Rajesh Kumar


Magic City

Pochiraju Satyavathi

Translated by C.L.L. Jayaprada


The Flies: Jean Paul Sartre’s Discourse on Human Freedom

Sacaria Joseph



Michael Mack, How Literature Changed the Way We Think

By Kostas Boyiopoulos


Indrani Mukherjee, Latin American Narrative of the Latter Half of the Twentieth Century: Beyond the ‘Boom’

By Abhin Chakraborty

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.