Skip to main content

JSL 17

JSL 17

JSL 17


Dichotomic Representation of Lesbianism as an Act of Resistance in Contemporary Indian English Women Writers With Special Reference to Abha Dawesar and Anita Nair

Kuhu Chanana


Colonialism and the Rise of Hindi Prose

Raman P. Sinha


Affirmation of Deconstruction: A Yes, and A Yes and A Yes Once Again

Saitya Brata Das


‘Sign’ of the times: (Re)locating Karnad, Tendulkar and Tanvir

Atanu Bhattacharya and Mitul Trivedi


Engendering Cuisines: Food as a ‘Magico-Realist agent’ in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children

Rahul Krishna Gairola


American “Literary” Fiction and the Influence of Film: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and the Damned

Gautam Kundu


The Role of Translation Studies in Cultural Transformation

Meeta Narain


Shot in-to a Moment of Death: Representing Trauma in Film Language

Debaditya Bhattacharya


Nationalism and ‘Our Swadeshi Samaj’: Contextualising Tagore’s Ideas of the Nation

Swati Ganguly


“Coffee, Carefully Poured and Consumed, Puts the Idea Under Chloroform”: The Dialectic of the Ideational and the Personal in Walter Benjamin’s One Way Street

Avishek Parui


Paapa Bhayam

M. Sridhar


At the Roots of Violence in Tabish Khair’s Filming

Om P. Dwivedi


The Realistic Animal Story in Canadian Children’s Literature

Nandita Mohapatra


A Conversation with Charles Taylor

Sachidananda Mohanty



Ivy Imogene Hansdak, edited, A Doctor among the Santals: The Autobiography of Dr. Stephen B. Hansdak

by V.B. Tharakeshwar

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.