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The Colony Re-Visioned -- Amitav Ghosh's Inis Trilogy

Sindhu Sekar


Heterotopic Space in Amitav Ghosh's The SHadow Lines

Sambit Panigrahi


Castilian Visionary Women, Books and Readings before St. Teresa of Avlla

Rebeca Sanmartin Bastida


Shapes of Absences: The Poetry of Bibhu Padhi

Guru Charan Behera


Always the Sense of a Stage: The Kabir Doha as Speech Act and Immersive Theatre

K. Srilata


Is everything fair in Love and War?: A Postcolonial Reading of Toni Morrison's Love

Navneet Sethi


Of "Daemon, Castles and Chimeras": The Gothic in Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland or, The Transformation

Gautam Kundu


Language and Meaning in Jayanta Mahapatra's Poetry: The Example of The Lie of Dawns

Bibhu Padhi


African Traditional Religion and Ethics: A Case Study of Yaroba of South Southwestern Nigeria

Layo Ogunlola


Rituparno Ghosh's Chitrangada as seen through the lens of SRS (sex-reassignment surgery)

Kuhu Sharma Chanana


Sweet Water (Meetha Paani) Act II, by Kartar SIngh Duggal

Translated by Kanchan Verma


Seeing the 'City of Lights' Beyond the Fog: Thh Prison Poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz

R.P. Singh



Shweta Rao Garg and Deepti Gupta (editors), The English Paradigm in India: Essays in Language, Literature and Culture

By Greeshma Mohan


Nishat Zaidi, Agha Shahid Ali

by Wafa Hamid


Angshuman Kar (editor), Contemporary Indian Diaspora: Literary and Cultural Representations

by Samana Madhuri



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.