South Asia

Organized Panel Session

42 - Reconfiguring Development(s): Evidences from South Asia

7/6/2018
12:10 PM - 1:40 PM
Location: Magnolia, Lower Ground Floor

Since long development has been considered as the panacea to all sorts of social and political problem in various parts of the world. Resistance and counter-narratives from the Global South, including Asia, posing a severe challenge to the western notion of development knowledge. The panel seeks to analyze various notions of development as they are used in making claims by various actors in everyday lives of communities. We argue that development and its discourses, perhaps inevitably, are objects of constant (re)configurations. Increasingly, development becomes an arena or/and a tool for building and (re)constructing identities. One of the outcomes of these processes is the uncertainty of both geographical and genealogical dimensions of development. Natalia Bloch, based on her ethnographic fieldwork in Hampi, explores the ways in which development and visions about it are used to deny the rights of a local community to the area they inhabit. Anna Romanowicz (fieldwork in Delhi) argues that development not only serves the members of international middle classes to uplift their position in relation to “the poor”, but also helps them to search and confirm their identity.

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Anna Romanowicz

Jagiellonian University, Poland

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Anna Romanowicz

Jagiellonian University, Poland

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Anna Romanowicz

Jagiellonian University, Poland

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Ambuja Kumar Tripathy

University of Delhi

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Rakshat Hooja

Universe of Learning

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Ambuja Kumar Tripathy

University of Delhi

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