Workshop-Report: Being Young in South Asia
"Being Young in South Asia" was the topic of a workshop from 23 to 25 November 2011 at the Karl Jaspers Centre. It was organised by project A4 "Media, Ritual and Cultures of Youth in South Asia" of the Collaborative Research Centre "Ritual Dynamics" which is coordinated by Cluster Professor Christiane Brosius.
The workshop was opened with welcoming addresses by Christiane Brosius and Karin Polit. Subsequently, Mark Liechty gave a talk on "Youth and Rituals of Class" and Karin Polit spoke on "Too young to die: is educational related suicide in South Asia a new youth ritual?". Further topics of the workshop included "Muslim girls in Gujarat" (Nandini Manjrekar), "Young Muslim in Kerala" (Julten Abdelhalim), "The 'djuice generation' in Bangladesh" (Hasan Ashraf), "Punjabi teenagers growing up in urban Britain" (Kaveri Qureshi), "Embodied Youth Politics in Uttarakhand’s Hill Towns" (Leah M. Koskimaki) and "Localizing the Global Young through Musical Ritual" (Lokesh Ohri). The final presentation was given by Christiane Brosius on "Ritualising Romantic Love and youth culture: contestations of Valentine’s Day in urban India".
Posted on 08 Dec 2011