Sarai-CSDS Independent Fellows Workshop 2006
24-27 August 2006
29 Rajpur Road, Delhi 110054

*Everyone’s invited.*

Thursday 24 August

9.00-9.30 Tea

9.30-10.00
Opening Statements: Vivek Narayanan and Shuddhabrata Sengupta

10.00-11.30
Microcosmic Views – 1

Chair: Shuddhabrata Sengupta

Dilip D’Souza, Mumbai
Village in the City: Bombay in Microcosm

Abhinandita Mathur and Venu Mathur, New Delhi
My Building and the Shahar

Mamta Mantri, Mumbai
Movie Theatres on and around Maulana Shaukat Ali Road, Mumbai

11.30-11.45 Refreshment Break

11.45-12.45
The Return of the Region Chair: Ravikant

Daljit Ami, Chandigarh
Celluloid and Compact Disks in Punjab

Anil Pandey, Noida
Desi Filmon ka Karobar (The Business of Desi Films)

12.45-1.45 Lunch
1.45-3.15
Microcosmic Views – 2

Chair: Monica Narula

Parismita Singh, New Delhi
“6 O’Clock” – A Series of Comic Book Stories

Janice Erica Pariat, New Delhi
Writing the Notion of Home and Urban Space

Nandita Raman, Delhi
Dilli ke Cinemagharon ka Badalta Swaroop: Ek Chhayachitran (The Changing Face of Delhi’s Cinema Halls)

3.15-3.30 Refreshment Break

3.30-5.30
Lost and Re-imagined Lifeworlds

Chair: Sarada Balagopalan

Debjani Sengupta, New Delhi
Colony Fiction: Refugee Colonies and Their Representation in Post-Partition Kolkata

Uddipana Goswami, Guwahati
City as Setting: Reflections of the Changing Faces of Guwahati in Assamese Literature

Maitrey Bajpai, Mumbai
Cawnpore

5.45-7.30
Audible Traditions / Listening Lounge

Chair: Mahmood Farooqui

Brajesh Kumar Jha, Delhi
Hindi Cinemayee Geet aur Uska Bhashayee Safar
(The Language Journeys of Hindi Cinema)

Naresh Kumar, New Delhi
Festival of Music in the City of Sports: Harballabh Sangeet Mela of Jalandhar

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Kolkata
Story of a Forgotten Melody: Restoring the Sound of Bishnupur Gharana

Friday 25 August

10.00-11.00
The Telephone and the Mobile Phone

Chair: Lokesh

Girindra, New Delhi
Pravasi Ilaqe mein Telephone Booth Sanskriti
(The Culture of Telephone Booths in Migrant Communities)

Rama Rao, Bhopal
Ladkiyon ke College ka Sarvajanik Telephone aur Ab Har Hath mein Mobile (Then and Now: The Public telephone in Girls’ Colleges and the Mobile Phone)

11.00-11.15 Refreshment break

11.15-12.45
Non-Metropolitan Trajectories

Chair: Sadan Jha

Prabhat Kumar, Delhi
Yuvak Sangh aur Yuvak: 1920 ke Dashak mein Bihar ka Bauddhik Parivesh (Yuvak Sangh and the Yuvak Magazine in the Intellectual Public Sphere in 1920s Bihar)

Rinchin, Bhopal
Tracing the History of Girls’ Education in a Small Town through the Eyes of Its First Woman Teacher

Mrityunjay Tripathi, Allahabad
Allahabad ki Chhatra Rajniti (Student Politics in Allahabad)

12.45-1.45 Lunch

1.45-3.15
Local Strategies, Regimes and Ramifications

Chair: Shivam Vij

Rakshat Hooja, Jaipur
Urban Stakeholder Activism and the Role of Resident Welfare Associations

Amit Rai, Wardha
Harsud aur Media (Harsud and the Media)

Tushar Bhor, Mumbai
Water Lenses: Prelude for a New Imagination for Urban Water in Mumbai

3.15-3.30 Refreshment Break

3.30-5.00
Subjective Sexualities

Chair: Aarti Sethi

Akshay Khanna, Delhi
Apni Jagah, Zarah Hut Ke: A “Staged Ethnography” of Space and Sexuality

Sheba Tejani, Mumbai
Queer Cityscapes: Exploring Mumbai Cityscapes through the Eyes of Two Queer Women

Sidharth Srinivasan, Delhi
A Photoroman Feature Film: A Love Story Intertwined with the Myth and Folklore of Delhi’s Heritage Sites

5.15-6.15
Play Reading / Performance

Chair: Shuddhabrata Sengupta

Averee Chaurey, Delhi
“The Song of the Baul”

Saturday 26 August

10.00-11.30
Generic Journeys

Chair: Ravikant

Kamal Kumar Mishra, New Delhi
Hindi Hridaysthali mein Jasoosi Upanyason va Inkey Paathakon ka Ek Samajik Itihas (A Social History of Detective Novels and their Readers in the Hindi Heartland)

Piyush Pandey, Delhi
News Channelon ka Satyakathakaran (The ‘Satyakatharization’ of News Channels/On the Compulsive Crime Reporting on TV)

Indu Verma, Mumbai
Society and the Soap Factory

11.30-11.45 Refreshment Break

11.45-1.15
Creative Genealogies

Chair: Lawrence Liang

Dripta Piplai, Delhi
The Hegemony of Calcutta Music Schools in Tagore Songs: Towards an Archival Preservation of ‘Multiple Traditions in Rabindrasangeet’

Rajesh Mehar, Bangalore
Exploring Notions of Creative Ownership Among Contemporary Musicians

Rudradeep Bhattacharjee, Mumbai
Freedom in Cyberspace in the Context of India: A Video Documentary

1.15-2.15 Lunch

2.15-3.15

Ambiguous and Emergent Transitions

Chair: Ravi Sundaram
Sudipta Paul, Asansol
Response of the Labour Force to the Changing Urban Formation in the Asansol Industrial Area, West Bengal

Kaushiki Rao, New Delhi
Transplanting the Urban Aesthetic in a Resettlement Colony in Delhi

3.15-3.30 Refreshment Break

3.30-5.00

The City and Its Discontents

Chair: Smriti Vohra

Syed Mohd. Yunus and Syed Mohd Faisal, Delhi
Asahay Mahanagar: Helpline Karyakartaon ke Nazariye Se Dilli Shahar ka Adhyayan(Helpless City: A Study of Delhi from the Perspective of Helpline Workers)

Peerzada Arshad Hamid, Anantnag
Exploring the Space of Psychiatric Hospitals in Srinagar

Udaykumar M, Delhi
Unravelling a ‘Real’ Media Incident in Trivandrum

5.00-10.00

Launch of Sarai Reader 06: Turbulence / Dinner

Sunday 27 August

10.30-12.30
The “Foreigners” and the “Locals”

Chair: Iram Ghufran

Farhana Ibrahim, Gurgaon
Maritime Histories: Merchant Networks and the Production of Locality in Western India

Ayesha Sen Choudhury, Kolkata
Locating Sexuality through the Eyes of Afghan and Burmese Refugee Women in Delhi

John Patrick Ojwando, Bangalore
An Exploration of the Experiences of Afro Students in South Asia

Mallica, New Delhi
Identities and Aspirations of Tibetan Youth in New Delhi

12.30-1.30 Lunch

1.30-3.00
The Endurance of Print

Chair: Rakesh Singh

Arshad Amanullah, New Delhi
Journalism in Madrasas and Madrasas in Journalism

Ram Murthi Sharma, Una, Himachal Pradesh
An Analysis of Magazines in Braille

Izhar Ahmed Nadeem, Delhi
Muslim Mahilaon ki Urdu Patrikayo ki Duniya (Urdu Women’s Magazines: Their Impact on Muslim Women)

3.00-3.15 Refreshment Break
3.15-4.45
In Search of Form – 1

Chair: Vivek Narayanan

Rajesh Kumar K, Trivandrum
An Ethnography of Teyyam Performance from a Practitioner’s Point of View

Aman Sethi, Delhi
Seeking Alternative Ways and Means of Representing “the Poor and the Oppressed” by Studying Informal Networks at Labour Mandis in Delhi

Rahul Pandita, Delhi
Byte Soldier: The Life and Times of a Metro TV Reporter/A Graphic Novel in Hindi

4.45-5.00 Refreshment Break
5.00-6.30

In Search of Form – 2

Chair: Priya Sen

Nirupama Sekhar and Sanjay Ramchandran, Mumbai
Urban Stories: A Collection of Graphic Essays on the City of Mumbai

Lakshmi IndraSimhan and Jacob Weinstein, New Delhi
Vending as Vernacular: Depicting Street Sales and Services through Sequential Art

Anjali Jyoti, New Delhi
Home Street Home: A Street Child Survival Guide for Delhi

6.30-7.30 Closing Statements / Feedback Session