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Conference Schedule

Friday, September 22 | Tisch Hall, Room 1014

9:15am | Welcome

Farina Mir, Director, Center for South Asian Studies; Department of History

9:30-10:30 | Chair: Ram Mahalingam, Deparment of Psychology

Gender Concerns and Minority Safeguards within a Communalised Polity—The Triple Talaq Controversy

Flavia Agnes, Majlis Legal Centre, Mumbai

10:30-11:30 | Chair: Matthew Hull, Department of Anthropology

Post-Minority Politics: Reflections on Pasmanda Muslim Discourse in India

Khalid Anis Ansari, Glocal University (UP, India)

11:30-12:00 | Coffee Break

12:00-1:00 | Chair: Mrinalini Sinha, Department of History

Efforts to Secure Social Justice in Bangladesh: Surging Sentiments and Shrinking Spaces

Sara Hossain, Bangladesh Legal Aid Services and Trust

1:00-2:30 | Break for Lunch

2:30-3:30 | Chair: Aswin Punathambekar, Department of Communication Studies

The Many Faces of Justice and the Crisis of the International: Lessons from Sri Lanka

Alan Keenan, Sri Lanka Senior Analyst, International Crisis Group (London)

3:30-4:30 | Chair: William J. Glover, Department of History

Pakistan's Legal Margins: Representing the Most Vulnerable, Facing the Harshest Punishments

Zainab Malik, Justice Project Pakistan

4:30-5:00 | Coffee Break

5:00-6:00 | Chair: Aniket Aga, School for Environment and Sustainability

India's Marginalised Majority and Matters of Livability

A.R. Vasavi, National Institute of Advanced Sciences (retired), Bangalore

Saturday, September 23 | Tisch Hall, Room 1014*

9:30-10:30 | Chair: Farina Mir, Director, Center for South Asian Studies; Department of History

Manual Scavenging in India: The Stark Reality of Untouchability

Bezwada Wilson, Safai Karmachari Andolan

10:30-11:30 | Chair: Paromita Vohra, Parodevi Pictures

The Road to Justice gets Rockier

P. Sainath, Founder Editor, People’s Archive of Rural India

11:30-11:45 | Coffee Break

11:45-12:30 | Concluding Discussion

*Saturday access to Tisch Hall will be on the south side of building via doors facing UMMA