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National Seminar on Contesting Spaces & Negotiating Development - A Dialogue on Domestic Migrants, State and Inclusive Citizenship in India


Mumbai, India, 25-26 March 2016 

Sponsored by Indian Council of Social Sciences Research (ICSSR) New Delhi


Organized by Center for Public Policy, Habitat & Human Development School of Development Studies


The two-day seminar from 25 March to 26 March 2016 aims to bring together leading social theorists, social scientists, policy makers, development researchers, demographers and civil society practitioners to examine the contested relationships between state and domestic migrants and their implications for discursive and material practices of space, territory, nation-state , development and democracy in India


Important Dates:

Last date for submission of abstracts: 15th January, 2015

Shortlisting of abstracts: 20th January, 2016

Last date for submission of papers: 20th March, 2016

The seminar is open for senior researchers/academics, independent researchers, post-doctoral, PhD and MPhil scholars from relevant social science disciplines. The seminar also plans a poster session for select papers/ visuals/ documentaries from students in any discipline or course.

An abstract of maximum 500 words, with a brief resume of maximum 300 words should be sent by 15th January 2016. A committee will review and select from the proposals the final list of presenters to be invited. Invitations will be sent by 20th January 2016. The deadline for the submission of papers is 20th March, 2016.


We plan to invite presenters/speakers as well. Though we will try our best to accommodate all participants, due to limited budgetary support, only select participants will be provided travel and stay expenses. [ Read More ]

The convener of the seminar is Dr. Ashwani Kumar and co-convener is Dr. Sandhya Iyer.

Abstracts may be sent to Shashwat Dhar (conference coordinator) at & Souradeep Banerjee (conference coordinator)

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