Launched in 2014, Noria’s South Asia Program (SAProg) has become an international reference for South Asian Studies. Through the organization of roundtables and a series of conferences in partnership with prestigious academic institutions such as Sciences Po Paris, the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (CSH, New Delhi), the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Cultures (Inalco, Paris), and the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris), the SAProg has built a wide network of researchers in France and abroad. This network has been even more extended thanks to the South Asia Research Observatory (2018-2021), which is headed by the SAProg and has also contributed to developing the expertise of the program’s researchers.
SAProg’s publications have examined the contemporary social and political transformations taking place in South Asia, as well as the wider region’s ongoing trends. This body of work has broadened the program’s analytical scope.
Since spring 2020, the SAProg has built on its past work to develop a research program on the construction of majoritarianism in South Asia and the ensuing relation to ethnic and religious minorities. By focusing on the evolution of the use of power and the attacks against minority groups in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh, the SAProg offers a critical and sociological take on majoritarianism, whose theoretical content will be later presented here more extensively
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Centralism and Authoritarianism in India: The Abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s Autonomy6 October 2020
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From Arms to Politics: The New Struggle of the Tamil Diaspora23 May 2017
During the Sri Lankan civil war, the Tamil diaspora played…Read More
Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf: New Phenomenon or Continuation of the Political Status Quo?22 October 2016
Founded by Imran Khan in April 1996, the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf…Read More
Rule of Law, Justice and Constitutionalism in Pakistan: The ‘Lawyers’ Movement for the Restoration of Judiciary and Democracy5 June 2016
In March 2007, lawyers across Pakistan rose up against the…Read More
Back to 1945: the Memorial and Strategic Meaning of the 70th Anniversary of the Japanese Defeat in East Asia1 March 2016
On September 3, 2015, the largest military parade ever organized…Read More