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JSL 18

JSL 18

JSL 18


English Education, Missionary Narratives and the Rhetoric of Progress: Rereading The Life and Times of Carey, Marshman and Ward

Sachidananda Mohanty


On Food, Drinks and Violence: Two Short Stories by Saadat Hasan Manto

Saurav Dasthakur


Coming Home: Reading ‘N’goola’ and ‘Someday’

Neelima Kanwar


“Grammaticality vs. Spontaneity in Written Communication”

Vaishna Narang, Deepshikha Mishra and Garima Dalal


Conversation with Sharankumar Limbale

Jaydeep Sarangi


Translation and Performance of Tagore’s Plays in Hindi

Kanchan Verma


Haiku: A China-Japan Cross-Cultural Interface

 Priyadarsi Mukherji


“Six-feet Dance” Narrative in Looking for Muruga

Pramav Joshipura

Wrong Number

Mahasweta Devi

Translated by Arun Pramanik


Empowerment: Reconstruction of a New Image of Womanhood as Reflected through the Works of Tamil Women Writers

Anita Vaidyanathan


Out of Bound Bodies: Reading Midnight’s Children from a Disabilities Perspective

Someshwar Sati


Regional Imaginary in Literary Writings on Partition: The Case of H.V. Savitramma

Nikhila H.


There is But One Auspicious Moment of Anything, Respected Sir!

Manju Dhariwal


Animals in Sinhala and French Proverbs

H.S.M.M. Jayawardena



Saikat Majumdar, Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire

By Ruchi Mundeja


Aruna Chakravarti, Jorasanko

By Swati Pal

S. Subramanian, Economic Offences: A Compendium of Crimes in Prose and Verse

By Alladi Uma

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.