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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Representation as Separation: Group-Specific Arrangements in India’s Criminal Justice System

Nirvikar Jassal
February 1, 2021

In the latest issue of India in Transition, Nirvikar Jassal, Postdoctoral Fellow, King Center on Global Development, Stanford University, discusses alternate modes of representing group interests in India, as well as novel designs to mitigate gender-based violence in the country.

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IiT articles are now available in two new languages: Bangla and Tamil!

CASI in the News

The recent January 2021 issue of the Power of Penn newsletter, Knowledge for Good, features the article “Eyes on India: The Center for the Advanced Study of India Brings Together Minds Across the Globe” about CASI and the Sobti Family Fellowship.

CASI Postdoctoral Research Fellow Naveen Bharathi (along with Deepak Malghan, Sumit Mishra, and Andaleeb Rahman) published "Fractal Urbanism: City Size and Residential Segregation in India" in the Spring 2021 issue of World Development.

Former CASI Visiting Scholar Lisa Björkman (University of Louisville) published a new book: Waiting Town: Life in Transit and Mumbai's Other World-Class Histories as part of the Asia Shorts series, published by the Association for Asian Studies, and distributed worldwide by Columbia University Press, December 2020. Research began during Björkman’s CASI affiliation. Ramya Sreenivasan, Associate Professor of History at Penn, and South Asia Editor, Editorial Board of the Association for Asian Studies, commissioned the book.

CASI Welcomes Applications for Postdoctoral Fellowship

CASI invites applications to fill a postdoctoral fellowship position for the 2021-2022 academic year. The position is open to applicants from the humanities and social sciences whose work focuses on contemporary India. We welcome candidates from a wide range of disciplinary traditions and methodological orientations. Applications will be reviewed starting Monday, March 1, 2021.

Upcoming Virtual Events

February 4, 2021, 10:00am EST | 8:30pm IST via Zoom

"Farmers & Markets: Understanding Indian Agricultural Markets Across States & Commodities"
based on the findings of CASI's Agricultural Markets Project
conducted in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

CASI-South Asia Center-Dept. of Anthropology Co-Sponsored Virtual Seminar with Mekhala Krishnamurthy (Ashoka University) & Shoumitro Chatterjee (Penn State University)

February 11, 2021, 12 noon EST | 10:30pm IST via Zoom

"Why Nations Rise: Narratives and the Path to Great Power"

CASI-South Asia Center Co-Sponsored Virtual Seminar with Manjari Chatterjee Miller (Boston University)

February 18, 2021, 12 noon EST | 10:30pm IST via Zoom

"Reshaping Adolescents' Gender Attitudes: Evidence from a School-Based Experiment in India"

CASI-South Asia Center Co-Sponsored Virtual Seminar with Seema Jayachandran (Northwestern University)

February 19, 2021, 11:00am EST | 9:30pm IST

"The Party System in India: A Virtual Discussion"

Penn in India Faculty Speaker Series Event with Eswaran Sridharan (Academic Director & Chief Executive, UPIASI) and co-moderated by Tariq Thachil (CASI Director) and Ramanan Raghavendran (IAB member; Chair, Governing Council of UPIASI; Managing Partner, Amasia Venture Capital)
This series is co-organized by CASI, UPIASI, Penn Global, and Penn Alumni

February 25, 2021, 12 noon EST | 10:30pm IST via Zoom

"Entanglements of Care: Medicine, Militarism, and Ethnography in Kashmir"

CASI-South Asia Center-Dept. of Anthropology Co-Sponsored Virtual Seminar with Saiba Varma (UC San Diego)

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CASI Student Programs

Read about CASI Student Programs and our commitment to student research and engagement in an article in the most recent Power of Penn newsletter: "Eyes on India: The Center for the Advanced Study of India Brings Together Minds Across the Globe"

Subscribe to the CASI Student Programs Blog and read about how our Summer 2020 Research Grant awardees spent last summer!
Graduate students - Vikrant Dadawala, Rithika Kumar, Elizabeth Jacobs, Megan Reed, Arnav Bhattachaya, and Kimberly Noronha
Undergraduates - Neelima Paleti and Tathagat Bhatia

View the CASI Student Programs Video and follow CASI Student Programs on Instagram @casistudentprograms

Questions about CASI Student Programs?
Please contact Laura Iwanyk, Assistant Director, CASI Student Programs and Outreach, liwanyk@upenn.edu

Campus Location

CASI's office is located close to the heart of Penn's campus at the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics at 133 South 36th Street (Suite 230) Philadelphia, PA 19104-6215.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, not all of the Penn community has resumed full operations on campus. At this time, CASI is operating remotely.

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