Sanam Roohi successfully defended her thesis on December 6, 2016, and was awarded the PhD degree by the University of Amsterdam.The title of her dissertation is ‘Giving Back: Diaspora Philanthropy and the Transnationalisation of Caste in Guntur (India)'. The ProGlo team congratulates Sanam on her achievement.
ProGlo PhD candidate Ms. Sanam Roohi will present her doctoral thesis - 'Giving Back': Diaspora Philanthropy and the Transnationalisation of Caste in Guntur (India) - at the Final Colloquium at NIAS on August 29, 2016.
Title: 'Giving Back': Diaspora Philanthropy and the Transnationalisation of Caste in Guntur (India)
Advisor: Prof. Carol Upadhya
Co-Advisor: Prof. Willem van Schendel
Date: August 29, 2016
Time: 2.00 pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, NIAS
Please refer to the attachment to access the abstract of her thesis.
ProGlo announces the publication of Prof. Carol Upadhya's research article 'Engineering equality? Education and im/mobility in coastal Andhra Pradesh, India' in the Contemporary South Asia Journal, Vol. 24, 2016. To know more please visit the following link.
ProGlo announces the publication of Molly Fitzpatrick and Prof. Mario Rutten's article 'Contextualising Transnationalism: Local Embedment and Global Engagement amongst Gujarati Indians in Cape Town' in the Economic and Political Weekly Vol. 51, Issue No. 30, 23 Jul, 2016. The article maybe found at the following link
ProGlo announces the publication of ProGlo programme Co-director, Prof. Carol Upadhya's book 'Reengineering India: Work, Capital and Class in an Offshore Economy' by Oxford University Press. The book is an anthropological account of the relationship between work, class, capital and culture in India's new economy and is essential reading for thinking about the future of the post-IT revolution nation. To know more please visit the following link.
Return of the Non-Resident
Coastal Andhra Pradesh in southern India is the birthplace of many highly educated professionals, such as doctors, engineers and scientists, who have emigrated to the USA and other western countries since the 1960s. These 'NRIs' (Non-Resident Indians) constitute an affluent regional diaspora, many of whom are engaged in philanthropic projects for the development of their home region, especially in the fields of education, health and social welfare. NRI-supported projects can be found in many villages and towns of the region, but they are often entangled with local politics and business interests. The film depicts various ways in which affluent NRIs (Non-Resident Indians) engage with their home region, by supporting social welfare and devleopment projects as well as business investments.
The 'Return of the Non-Resident' is made by C. Vanaja of Mahua Media in collaboration with anthropologists Carol Upadhya and Sanam Roohi. The film was produced as part of the Provincial Globalisation research programme, a collaboration between the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam, and the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore, India, funded by WOTRO Science for Global Development of the NWO (Netherlands).
The film is based on Roohi's doctoral research in the Coastal Andhra region and among the Telegu diaspora in the USA.
Copyright: National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore; Mahua Media, Hyderabad.
To access the film please click here: https://vimeo.com/163534143
The Provincial Globalisation research programme has been featured in the April 2016 edition of the NIAS Newsletter (Vol. 2 Issue 2).
Please click on the link to download the newsletter and access the full article.
Prof. Carol Upadhya presented a paper on ‘Materialising Mobility: Migrant Property Investments in Coastal Andhra Pradesh, India' at a conference on Mobilities and Temporalities: Rethinking Migrant Trajectories and Transnational Lifetsyles in the Asian Context, at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, February 25-26, 2016.
Title: Materialising Mobility: Migrant Property Investments in Coastal Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: Februrary 25-26, 2016
Venue: Asia Research Institute, NUS