Research Group 2:India as a Contact Zone

India has created a unique multi-cultural world through conflicts, merging and grouping of diverse cultural elements, peoples, and religions. Today, it is assuming increasingly pluralistic and complex characteristics due to the process of globalization where information, people, and goods pass through it at quantities and speeds previously unimaginable. The goal of this project is to uncover the structure and dynamics of present-day India, not only through analysis of discourses, representations, and group dynamics, but also by concentrating on the conflicts, creations, and changes within social life observed from the standpoint of the individual.

Representative:TANAKA Masakazu
(Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University ,Professor)