Migration and Culture Connections



“Migration and Culture Connections”



Prof. Dr. Partha S. Ghosh 
Senior Fellow
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
Teen Murti Bhavan
New Delhi - 110 011
(Formerly, Professor at JNU)
Editor, India Quarterly (ICWA, New Delhi)


21st September, 2013 at 3 pm, SSSII/CSSS, Room No- 13


One of the fascinating aspects of human migrations is it impact on culture and cultural forms.  Whether it is the case of Hindu-Muslim-Sikh migrations after India’s Partition or that of Indian settlements abroad, movements of cultures have remained as constant fixtures in human experience.  In South Asia the impact of migrations on literature, drama, painting and cinema is noticeable though not so much on music and photography.  About the contacts between India and the rest of the world they have led to interesting fusions in music, dance, and other art forms.  My proposed talk would be divided into two parts, first dealing with the impact of Partition migrations on South Asia’s cultural scene, and the second dealing with mutual cultural exchanges between Indian settlers abroad and their local host communities.



Partha S. Ghosh was formerly a Professor of South Asian Studies at SIS, JNU. His academic interests have included South Asian Politics, Migration, Ethnicity, Majority-Minority relations, and Domestic Politics-Foreign Policy interface. Earlier, he was a Visiting Professor at OKD Institute of Social Change and Development, Guwahati, a Humboldt Fellow at Heidelberg University, a Ford Visiting Scholar at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. For many years he served as a Research Director at the Indian Council of Social Science Research [ICSSR], New Delhi

Time and Place:

Date:   Saturday, Sep 21, 2013
Venue:   CSSS/SSSII, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Address:   SSSII/CSSS, Room No- 13, JNU, Delhi
City/Twon:   New Delhi
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