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    Indian Diaspora in Development of Host and Home Countries: A Comparative Perspective

organized by
Organisation for Diaspora Initiatives (ODI), New Delhi
and
 Kadi Sarva Vishvavidyala, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
at
Kadi Sarva Vishvavidyalaya ,Gandhinagar, Gujarat
on
10-11, January 2015
 
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Registration and Tea
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Inaugural Session
Venue
University Seminar Hall (USH)
Chair
Chairman , Kadi Sarva Vishvavidyalaya, Gandhinagar
Welcome
Prof. D. T. Kapadia, Director, Kadi Sarva Vishvavidyalaya, Gandhinagar
Initial Remarks
Prof. Sanjay Lodha, Academic Co-convener, Head Political Science, MLS University, Udaipur
Introduction to the Seminar
Prof Ajay Dubey, President ODI & Editor-in-Chief Diaspora Studies journal (Routledge, London)                                          
Guest of Honour
Prof Kavita Sharma, VC, SAU
Inaugural Address
Ambassador Shashank, Former Foreign Secretary, Government of India  
Concluding Remarks
Sh. Sardar Patel, Chairman, Kadi Sarva Vishvavidyalaya, Gujarat
Vote of Thanks
Dr. Bijay Pratihari, Academic Co-convenor
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
High Tea
 
11:30 AM – 1:10 PM
Session 1:
Theme:
Historical Explorations
Chair:
Prof Aparajita Biswas, Mumbai University & Executive VP ODI International
Venue
University seminar Hall(USH)
Dr. Purnima Mehta Bhatt
Professor of History, Anthropology and Interdisciplinary
Hood College, Frederick, Maryland, USA
An Exploration of the Indian Diasporic Community in East Africa: Identity Formation, Cultural Survivals and Change
Mr. Rodrick Lal
Educational Psychology,Vancouver, Canada
Transnationalism and the Formation of Brown Consciousness of Young Indian Youth in Vancouver, Canada
Dr. Chaillou- Atrous Virginie
Doctor en Histoire Contemporaine,CRHIA- Universite de Nantes, France
The Immigration of Indian and African Indentured Workers in Reunion Island in the XIXth Century: Comparative Study
 
Prof. Anand Singh and Ms. Sheron Devi Manilal Panday
Prof. Anand Singh, Anthropology, University of KwaZulu Natal , Durban, South Africa
Social Discourse, Comfort Zones and the Globalising World: South African Indian Emigrant and Resident Doctors on the Need to Migrate
Dr. Amba Pandey
Centre for Indo- Pacific Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Role of Indians in the Establishment of Democracy in Fiji: A Historical Exploration
Discussant: Dr. J.M. Moosa
Rapporteurs: Ms. Neha Sinha & Ms. Ruchi Verma
1:10 PM –  2:10 PM                                                   LUNCH BREAK
 
                      02:10 PM- 03:50 PM
Session II:
Theme:
Issues of Identity
Chair
Prof. Rajmal Jain, Dean, Research Cell, Kadi Sarva Vishvavidyalaya, Gandhinagar
Venue
University Seminar Hall (USH)
Ms. Jenna Sikka
Sociology Department, Syracuse University, New York, USA
 
Journeys of the Women of Indian Diaspora: As ‘Carriers of Culture’, Preservers of Identity, and Contestations of Gender Roles
Mr. Suraj Milind Yengde
Centre for Indian Studies in Africa ,University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Indian Activism in the First Decade of Apartheid: Case Study of the most controversial Group Areas Act and Indian Response in Refuting the Discrimination
Terencia Joseph
Chair, Department of History and Social Studies, School of Humanities, University of the Southern Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago
Forgotten Children of the Diaspora: Indian Children During the Era of Indentured Labour in Saint Lucia
 
 
Prof. S. N. Malakar
Chairperson, Centre for African Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Contribution of Indian Diaspora in Madagascar
Dr. Rajni Chand
Coordinator, School of Language, Arts and Media Faculty of Arts,University of the South Pacific , Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji Islands
Problems of Connectivity: Indian Diaspora from Different Linguistic Regions with India: Case of Languages and Dialects Disconnectivity among Fiji Indians
 
Discussant: Prof. Aparajita Biswas
Rapporteurs: Ms. Neha Sinha & Ms. Ruchi Verma
3:50 PM – 04:20 PM
TEA BREAK
04:20 PM - 06:00 PM
Session III:
Theme:
Contribution of Diaspora
Chair
Ambassador R. Dayakar
Venue
University Seminar Hall (USH)
Ms. Molly Banerjei
Journalist, Toronto, Canada
Indian Diaspora in Development of Home and Host Countries
Dr. Aparajita Biswas
Professor, Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
Indians in East Africa: Establishing Linkages between Diaspora and Development
Prof. Sanjay Lodha
Head, Department of Political Science, Udaipur University, Rajasthan, India
Growing Political Interest of Indian Diaspora in Homeland Politics
 
Dr. Rajesh Sharma & Dr. Vibha Dwivedi
Faculty of Education, Kadi Sarva Vishva Vidhyalaya, Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat, India
Contribution of Indian Diaspora for Home and for Host Country
Dr. Meher Mistry
Department of History, Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College,
Mumbai, India
Contribution of the Parsi Diaspora in Africa
Discussant: Dr. B. K Pratihari
Rapporteurs: Ms. Neha Sinha & Ms. Ruchi Verma
January 11th, 2015
Parallel Sessions
 10:00 AM – 11:40 AM
10:00 AM – 11:40 AM
Session IV:
Session IV:
Theme: Development and Diaspora
Theme: Indian Diaspora:Policy Issues
Chair: Prof S N Malakar
Chair:Prof Binod Khadria
Venue: University Seminar Hall (USH)
Venue: Committee Room(CR)
Dr. Pranav Joshipura
Associate Professor, Department of English, Uma Arts & Nathiba Commerce Mahila College, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Contribution of Indian Diaspora in Struggle against Apartheid through Theatre: A Study of We 3 Kings.
Dr. J. M. Moosa
Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Transnationalism and Indian Diaspora in Lusophone Africa
 
 
Dr. Bijay Pratihari
Academy of International Studies,Jamia Millia Islamia,
New Delhi, India
Role of Indian Diaspora in the Development of Kenya
Dr. Amit Singh
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Amity School of Liberal Arts, Amity University, Gurgaon, India
India’s ‘Act-East’ Policy and its Diaspora as a Strategic Resource
Ms. Kumari Chandni
Research Scholar,
School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi, India
Role of Indian Diaspora in Economic Development of India during 21st Century
Dr. Santosh Kumar Singh
Assistant Professor,
Aurobindo College,
Delhi University, New Delhi, India
Analysing the Role of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) to Engage Indian Diaspora
Dr. Rikin D. Patel
Controller of Examination, SGSU, Gujarat
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Lecturer, KSV, Gujarat
Mr. Vijay Tripathi
Asst. Prof, SMPIC, Gujarat
Unswerving Foreign Financial Flow: FDI, Overseas Assistance and Remittance from Diaspora
 
Dr. Vidhan Pathak
Assistant Professor,
Department of African Studies, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
Emerging Role of Indian Diaspora as a Strategic Resource for Indo-South African Relations
Discussant: Dr. Amba Pandey                                              Discussant: Prof. Sanjay Lodha
Rapporteur: Ms. Priyadarshika Subba                                   Rapporteur: Ms. Debjani Naskar
11:40 AM -12:00 PM
TEA BREAK
 12:00 PM - 1:40 PM
12:00 PM - 1:40 PM
Session V
Session V
Theme: Diaspora Strategy of the Home Countries
Theme: Indian diaspora:Case Studies
Chair: Dr. Ramakanta Prusty, Principal, B. P. College of Business Administration, KSV, Gandhinagar
Chair: Dr. Veenaben Patel, Dean, Faculty of Education, KSV, Gandhinagar
Venue: USH
Venue: CR
Ms. Dhanwati Yadav
Research Scholar
School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi, India
Security of Indian Diaspora and Indian Foreign Policy
Ms. Ruchi Verma
Research Scholar
School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi, India
Role of Indian Diaspora as a Heritage Resource in Indo-African Relations: A Case Study of Tanzania
Ms. Priyadarshika Subba
Research Scholar
School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi, India
Changing Policy of Government towards its Diaspora: A Comparative Analysis of Kenya and India
Dr. Sushmita Rajwar
Assistant Professor
Maharaja Agrasen College
Delhi University, Delhi, India
Indian Indentured Labour Migration to Mauritius: Role in Political Empowerment
Dr. Tanuja Singh
Post Doctoral Fellow,
Centre for African Studies,
School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi, India
Diaspora in Development: Role of Indian Diaspora in 21st Century
Mr. B. K. Pandey
Indian Economic Service,
Government of India,
New Delhi, India
Contribution and Role of Indian Diaspora and Knowledge Based Industries: A Case Study of USA and India
Mr. Nuguse Bahre G.
Research Scholar
School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi, India
Role and Dilemma of Eritrean Diasporas in the Process of the Eritrean Political Reforms during 21st Century
Mr. Aditya Anshu
Research Scholar
School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi, India
Indian Diaspora in United States: Role and Status
                    Discussant: Ms. Abhiruchi Ojha                                                              Discussant: Dr. Amit Singh
Rapporteur: Ms. Ruchi Verma                                                                   Rapporteur: Ms. Debjani Naskar
01:40 PM - 02:40 PM
Lunch
02:40PM –4:20 PM
02:40PM – 4:20 PM
Session VI
Session VI
Theme: Contribution of Indian Diaspora in Host Country
Theme: Women in Indian Diaspora
Chair: Dr. J. M. Moosa
Chair: Dr. Amba Pandey
Venue: USH
Venue: CR
Ms. Neha Sinha
Research Scholar
School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi, India
Contribution of Indian Diaspora in Mozambique
Dr. Amrita Paresh Patel
Principal,Uma Arts and Nathiba Commerce Mahila College
Sarva Vidyalaya Campus, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Indian Diaspora Women Preserving Culture and Identity in their Host Countries as Revealed from Celebrating Literature
Ms. R. Jayanthi
Research Scholar
School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi, India
 
Role and Contribution of South African and Mauritian Tamil Diaspora in Homeland and Hostland: A Comparative Perspective
Ms. Hema and Ms. Lalitha
M.Ed Students,
Department of Education
Kadi Sarva Vishwavidhyala, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Indian Women Diaspora in the United States of America: Opportunities, Challenges and Bearers of Indian Culture
Ms. Debjani Naskar
Research Scholar
School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi, India
Status and Role of Indian Diaspora in Uganda and Tanzania: A Comparative Study
Ms. Abhiruchi Ojha
Assistant Professor,
Lady Sri Ram College for Women, DU, Delhi, India
Gender and Indian Diaspora: Beyond ‘Carriers of Culture’
Discussant: Dr. Sushmita Rajwar
Discussant: Dr. Vidhhan Pathak
Rapporteur: Neha Sinha
Rapporteur: Priyadarshika Subba
04:20 PM – 04:45 PM
Valedictory Session
Venue
USH
Welcome
KSV
Chair
Prof. Kavita Sharma, Chairperson, ODI International
Rappoteur’s Report
Day 1: Ms. Neha Sinha & Ms. Ruchi Verma
Day 2: Ms. Pridarshika Subba & Ms. Debjani Naskar
Valedictory Address
Prof. Y. K. Alagh, Former VC , JNU
Vote of Thanks
Prof. Rajmal Jain, Dean, Research Cell, Kadi Sarva Vishvavidyalaya, Gandhinagar

 

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