Workshop: Borders and Regionalism in South Asia

South Asian University, New Delhi, India
Saturday, August 25, 2018 (All day)

South Asia is regarded as one of the least integrated regions of the world. This is despite the fact that the region shares a common history, culture and developmental challenges. Indeed, some hard borders and boundaries act as hurdles for regional integration in South Asia. Contrary to this dominant representation of the region, other realities are quite often ignored. One such important aspect is the socio-cultural and historical ties that exist among the people of the region. Thus, while acknowledging the official borders, we can also see that there are prospects for progress. The commonality between the people opens the possibilities for soft regionalism and in a way, could lead to regional integration in South Asia. This one day workshop invites papers from young scholars to discuss the possibilities of regional integration in South Asia by bridging the existing borders and boundaries. We encourage the young faculty members and doctoral students to submit abstracts on themes related to borders and regionalism in South Asia.

Some of the suggested topics are:

  1. Culture and Borders in South Asia
  2. Border Regions in South Asia
  3. Economic Integration and Borders
  4. South Asian Connectivity
  5. The Mental Borders and Boundaries in South Asia
  6. Comparative Borders: Examples from Other Regions

Send your abstract to: borderconf[at][dot]in

Important Dates

  • Last Date for the Submission of Abstract: 10th July 2018.
  • Information on Selection: 17th July 2018
  • Submission of Full Paper: 17th August 2018
  • Date of Workshop: 25th August 2018

Travel funds and accommodation support is available only to the outstation participants.

  • Travel: Only IInd AC Train Ticket/Airfare (Actual/ Maximum Amount INR 7000)
  • Accommodation: As per availability of rooms /support INR 2500 (maximum)

Please indicate in the abstract if you need travel and accommodation support.

The workshop is supported by the Association for Borderlands Studies, and the Borders in Globalization program. The workshop is coordinated by Dr. Dhananjay Tripathi, Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations, South Asian University.

See the schedule for the workshop below: