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Conference “Work, Identity and Livelihood in ‘New Nepal’ : Conversations within South Asia”, New Delhi, 18-19 july 2019

organised by CNRS (CEH, France), South Asian University (New Delhi), International Development Research Center (New Delhi), Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (New Delhi) and Martin Chautari (Kathmandu)

 
 
 

Work, Identity and Livelihood in ‘New’ Nepal : Conversations within South Asia

South Asian University, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

Thursday 18 July 2019

9.30am : WELCOME AND REMARKS FROM THE ORGANIZER(S)
Mallika Shakya, Department of Sociology, SAU

10.00–11.15am : CHANGING STRUCTURE(S) OF LABOUR

- Changing aspects of work and organization in the Eastern Himalayan tea plantations
Swatahsiddha Sarkar, Centre for Himalayan Studies, University of North Bengal
- Haruwa, the unfree agricultural labourer : Work contract and condition
Suresh Dhakal, Department of Anthropology, Tribhuvan University

DISCUSSANT : AWADHENDRA SARAN, CSDS

11.30–12.45pm : MIGRATING TRADERS AND WORKERS

- Social and economic lives of Indian Muslim immigrants in Kathmandu
Mizuki Watanabe, Faculty of Economics, Department of Tourism Management, Teikyo University
- Locating mobility : A historical reappraisal with reference to Northeast India, Burma and Tibet
Gaurab KC, KSL and Pranab Kharel, GEMS Institute of Higher Education, Kathmandu

DISCUSSANT : ANKUR DATTA, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, SAU

1.30 – 2.45pm : CASTE AND LABOUR

- Differential access to labour market by caste and ethnicity in Nepal
Subhash Nepali, Dalit Reader, Kathmandu
- The value of labour migration : A case of Madhesi Dalits from Nepal
Janak Raj Sapkota, Kantipur Daily and CP Aryal, SAU, Delhi

DISCUSSANT : UMA CHAKRAVARTI, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI

2.45 – 4.00pm : MOBILITY AND INDENTURE

- Father-son occupational mobility in the rural context of Nepal
Badri Aryal, School of Development and Social Engineering, Pokhara University
- Indentured subjugation of Kamlari women in Nepal : Past and the present
Sarita Nandmehar, School of International Studies, JNU

DISCUSSANT : DIVYA VAID, CENTRE OF STUDY OF SOCIAL SYSTEMS (CSSS), JNU

4.15 – 6.00pm : BOOK DISCUSSION

- Mallika Shakya. Death of an Industry : The Cultural Politics of Garment Manufacturing during the Maoist Revolution in Nepal (Cambridge University Press : NY/Cambridge/Delhi/Singapore)
- Laya Prasad Uprety, Suresh Dhakal and Jagat Basnet (eds). Peasant Studies in Nepal (Vajra Books Inc : Kathmandu)

DISCUSSANTS : CHITRA JOSHI, DELHI UNIVERSITY ; SURINDER JODHKA, JNU ; MEKHALA KRISHNAMURTHY, ASHOKA UNIVERSITY

Friday 19 July 2019

9.30am – 10.45am : WOMEN AT WORK

- Making matter speak : Women combatants and post-war work cultures in Nepal
Amrita Gogoi, Dibrugarh University, Assam
- Women construction workers in Nepal : Negotiating precarity and agency
Sambriddhi Kharel and Swechchha Dahal (with Kalpana Wilson and Feyzi Ismail), SOAS

DISCUSSANT : ELLINA SAMANTROY, V.V. GIRI NATIONAL LABOUR INSTITUTE

11.00 – 1pm : VISUAL ETHNOGRAPHY ON BORDER AND WORK

- Wheels of livelihoods or practice of smuggling : A photo essay
Usha Titikshu, Martin Chautari, Kathmandu
- Film Screening : Bidesia in Bambai (86 min)
Surabhi Sharma, Director

DISCUSSANT : MALLIKA SHAKYA, DEPT OF SOCIOLOGY, SAU

2.00 – 3.15pm : WORK ON THE BORDER

- Assessing livelihood of rickshawalas in Nepal-India borders
Gaurav Bhattarai, Dept of IR and Diplomacy, FSS, Tribhuvan University
- Class, culture and community : Labour history in the borderland
Bhaskar Gautam, North South Collective, Biratnagar

DISCUSSANT : SWAGATO SARKAR, JINDAL GLOBAL UNIVERSITY

3.30 – 4.15pm : WORK AND DEVELOPMENT

- Decent work agenda and sustainable development goals : Reflections
Jeevan Baniya, Social Science Baha, Kathmandu
- Writing as an activism : Barefoot Research Initiative in Nepal
Sohan Sha, Martin Chautari, Kathmandu

DISCUSSANT : PRAVEEN PRIYADARSHI, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI

4.15 – 5.30pm : GOING FORWARD

Panelists :
Prabhu Mahapatra, Department of History, University of Delhi
Anindya Chatterjee, international Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Feyzi Ismail, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

CHAIR  : YOGESH RAJ, MARTIN CHAUTARI, KATHMANDU
 
 

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