FLAME, began in 2007 and is India’s first liberal arts college offering a variety of cutting edge programmes in International Studies, South Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies etc.
The Centre for South Asia at FLAME aims to expand students’ insights through research, teaching and development. In keeping with the ethos offered by a flexible learning environment, in 2009 FLAME established one of India’s few locally situated centres in the country to further research on the Indian region.
Visiting Scholar Programme: Research and Scholarship
The focus on South Asia shall encourage the exchange of research and resources in India and abroad: scholars-in- residence programs for South Asian scholars from FLAME and outside; student exchange programs between FLAME and other Universities for students and faculty wishing to conduct research or study in South Asia. For consultation for projects along the lines of think-tanks or coordinating between research projects, FLAME’s CSA seeks to actively attract scholars by offering institutional support.
GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
Newsletter, Publicity and Publications (Dr. Maya Dodd and Reena Ginwala)
The CSA releases a quarterly newsletter listing opportunities for internships etc. in the field of international, policy and area studies as a service to the student community at large. The newsletter is updated frequently.
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UPCOMING EVENTS – PROPOSED for 2011 to 2012
- Outreach and Events: Films, Community Projects and Exhibit on the Discover India Program: THE DIP travelling exhibit will visit Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Bengaluru in 2011-12
- Continuing with symposia, conferences, lecture series, arts events, and film festivals alongside more local community projects, we would like to further the reach of the Discover India Project and also develop community projects in conjunction with student research and local needs.
The Centre for South Asia records several of its events and archives them digitally.
- RESEARCH - Academic Talks and Conferences
- LASSnet 2010: Second International Conference : The Law and Social Sciences Network organized jointly by Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi; Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore; and the Centre for the Study of Society and Culture, Bangalore along with FLAME
- Talk: “Of Artful Detection: Photography, “Evidence,” and the Political Imaginary in Bhuj (1753-2003),” Azhar Tyabji , IFMR, Chennai
- Talk: “Alice in Bhuleshwar” by Kaiwan Mehta, Oct 26, 2009
- Talk: Comparing Postcolonial India and Egypt, Dr, Dalia Wahdan, March 27, 2010
- OUTREACH - Local Community Outreach
- Performance: “The Kabir Project” - Kabir Festival co-organized with Symbiosis Law School and Either/Or, Pune. Also, live performance by folk musicians and Q & A with filmmaker Shabnam Virmani of Srishti School of Design, Bangalore (November 15, 2009).
- Lecture Demonstration on “The history of Nautanki” by Devendra Sharma, California State University, Fullerton (Jan 12, 2010).
- Talk: Egypt and Its Aftermath: A public lecture organized by FLAME with Open Space, Centre for Communication and Development Studies, Pune
- STUDENT INVOLVEMENT – Student Oriented Events
- Symposium: Hearing Each Other: A symposium on secularism, (Oct 28, 2009)
- Travelling Exhibit: The Discover India Project exhibitions will travel the country in 2011-'12
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