This workshop is being organized by MC as part of its project on
‘Ruptures and Repairs in South Asian History’ (April 2012 - March 2013).
It is being executed in collaboration with the Department of South Asia
and Indian Ocean Studies, Graduate School of Asian and African Area
Studies (ASAFAS), Kyoto University, Japan and the Central Department
of History, Tribhuvan University, Nepal with partial financial support from
the Japan Foundation.
Workshop Theme: This workshop is about momentous events and their
aftermath in the history of South Asia. The term ‘ruptures’ in the
title refers to phenomena such as revolutions, catastrophes, wars,
riots, disasters, crises, failures and breakdowns while the term
‘repairs’ encompasses human efforts such as building peace,
reconstruction, rehabilitation, recovery and gaining public tolerance.
The workshop will bring together researchers, policy makers and other
stakeholders in South Asia and elsewhere in order to help develop
historically-informed anticipating mechanisms, coping strategies and
repair policies in South Asia about both human-made and natural