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JSL 20

JSL 20

JSL 20


That “Longing For Cities”: The Cityscape in the Fiction of Jean Rhys and Katherine Mansfield

Ruchi Mundeja


Nostalgia for the Colonial World: A Reconsideration of Mayyazhi’s Colonial Past

Sreenath V.S.


How Progressive? Modernity at Stake in Ahmed Ali’s Twilight in Delhi

Satish C. Aikant


Swadeshi and the Revolutionary Movement in Rabindranath Tagore’s Ghare Baire and Char Adhyay

Rita Banerjee


Writing England through Indian Eyes: The Mode of Travel Writing

Arti Minocha


Five Poems by Sukanta Bhattacharya

 Amitendu Bhattacharya


Paulin S. Vieyra, Father of African Francophone Cinema C’était il y a quatre ans Or How the West was Won!

Ashish Agnihotri


History in Their Voices: Oral Narratives as a Tool for Documenting Endosulphan Tragedy

Sheeja Rajagopal


From Badminton Court to Boxing Ring: (Non-)Spaces of Indian Sportswomen



A Comparative Study of Sociolinguistic Variations in Translations: A Case of Premchand’s Chess Players

Garima Dalal


“Poetry on the Lips of the Earth”: A Conversation with Desmond Kharmawphlang

Rajashree Bargohain


Sweet Water (Meetha Pani)

Kartar Singh Duggal

Translated by Kanchan Verma


All Chick, No Lit?: Looking at the ‘Postfeminist’ Paperbacks

Srijanee Roy


Caste, Writing and Difference: India and Japan

Nandita Mohapatra

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.