Nationhood and Nation-building in South Asia

Nation-building and nationalism are dynamic forces in South Asia, even after six decades of independence and still influenced by the colonial legacy of political, economic and cultural strategies of the British Raj. The different countries of South Asia have had some similar experiences (such as the rural-urban divide) and some different ones (politics, new media).   The two-day conference will discuss nationhood in the countries of South Asia from different perspectives – historical, political, economic, religious, literary, film, drama, cross-border, etc.

Click here to read more information about our conference, “Nationhood and Nation-building in South Asia,” held at Stanford University on April 28-30, 2010.

Sponsored by the Center for South Asia, Stanford University, European Union Center for Excellence, University of California Berkeley

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