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The Trinidad-based Indo-Caribbean Cultural Centre (ICC) will partner with the Central University of Gujarat in Gandhinagar, India, in organising an International Interdisciplinary Conference on Indian Diasporas in February, 23-25, 2023.
The Conference will be in Hybrid Mode under the theme “The Global Indian Diasporas: Literary, Cultural and Socio-Economic Perspectives in the 21st Century.” It is being organised by the Centre for Diaspora Studies, Central University of Gujarat, in collaboration with ICC and other international organisations and institutions.
Part of the Call for Papers (CFP) reads: “The colonial and post-colonial Indian diaspora was often studied through international perspectives – often through their experiences in the host land. For example, the Indian diaspora in the Caribbean, Indian Diaspora in USA/ Canada/ Europe/ Africa/ Australia, etc. But the regional languages, linguistic associations, engagements, preservations of their culture, customs, food, and dress habits that constitute the mosaic of Indian Diasporas are less discussed. This present conference is particularly interested to look at Indian Diaspora through regional perspectives. It intends to explore the idea of India's regional diasporas and their post-migratory transnational experiences, contributions, development, loss, struggle, and adjustment to new socio-cultural settings. and at the same time how they preserve their regional cultures, languages, literature, traditions, folk songs, arts, food, dress, etc.
“How did people from the linguistic regions of India migrate to different national and international linguistic and socio-cultural settings how did they preserve, and nurture their regional languages and cultures, how did they contribute to the development of their region, and how did regional languages, lit, and culture prosper in the transnational space? It also looks at the socio-cultural, economic, and political importance of India’s regional diasporas for both homeland (regional development) and hosts lands amidst the growing restrictions on international migrants due to the rise of nativism, right-wing nationalisms, security concerns, racial/restrictive citizenship and immigrant policies, bio-warfare, and most recent Covid-19 pandemic.”
Research papers are being invited from dedicated and committed researchers who worked or are working on one of the conference theme for presentation. The select quality papers will be published in edited volumes from the internationally reputed publishers. For details and enquiries, please reach out to Sajaudeen N. Chapparban (Ph.D), Convenor and Coordinator of the Conference, Assistant professor at the Centre for Diaspora Studies, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, India. Contact No: +91 9106104647 Email: email@example.com
By Dr. Sajaudeen N. Chapparban