100 years of state violence and people’s resistance in South Asia
Recent military escalations between India and Pakistan in February 2019 serve as a reminder of the extent to which conflict, war and resistance have foundationally shaped the South Asian region. This panel takes as a point of departure the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar to prompt discussion on the ways in which colonial violence shaped anticolonialism after World War I, and the postcolonial legacies and forms of state violence in the region.
Navtej Purewal is Reader in Political Sociology and Development Studies at SOAS University of London and is currently Visiting Chair in Contemporary India in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. She writes on contemporary society and bordering and gendered logics in South Asia.
Kama Maclean is Associate Professor of History at the University of New South Wales. Her research focuses on anticolonial movements in South Asia.
Virinder Kalra is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. His research and publications focus on the cultural politics of resistance in South Asia, diaspora and racism.
Duncan McDuie-Ra is Professor of Urban Sociology at the University of Newcastle. His has researched Northeast India for two decades on themes such as race, impunity, emigration, urbanisation, infrastructure, resource extraction…and sport.
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