Events and Updates

Publication for Sanam Roohi
August 29, 2017

ProGlo announces the publication of Sanam Roohi's research article 'Caste, kinship and the realisation of the "American Dream": High-skilled Telugu migrants in the U.S.A.' in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. This article is part of a special issue of the journal titled 'Highly skilled migration between the Global North and South: Gender, life courses and institutions', coedited by Clara Mulders and Ajay Bailey.

To access the article please click on the link.

ProGlo Publication
August 10, 2017

We are pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of the Journal of South Asian Development (August 2017) titled 'Reconsidering the Region in India', guest edited by Dr. Leah Koskimaki and Prof. Carol Upadhya. This issue is an outcome of the 'Provincial Globalisation' research programme and includes a co-authored introduction, Leah's article on 'Youth Futures and a Masculine Development Ethos in the Regional Story of Uttarakhand', 'Mobility and the Region: Pathways of Travel within and beyond central Gujarat' by Sanderien Verstappen, 'Revisiting the Kerala Model: Place-making, Environmentalism and Regional Pride in the Periyar Tiger Reserve' by Tapoja Chaudhuri, and Carol Upadhya's paper titled 'Amaravati and the New Andhra: Reterritorialization of a Region'.

The articles are available here:

Sanam Roohi Awarded PhD Degree by University of Amsterdam
December 7, 2016

Sanam Roohi successfully defended her thesis on December 6, 2016, and was awarded the PhD degree by the University of Amsterdam.The title of her dissertation is ‘Giving Back: Diaspora Philanthropy and the Transnationalisation of Caste in Guntur (India)'. The ProGlo team congratulates Sanam on her achievement.

Final Colloquium: Ms. Sanam Roohi
August 29, 2016

ProGlo PhD candidate Ms. Sanam Roohi will present her doctoral thesis -  'Giving Back': Diaspora Philanthropy and the Transnationalisation of Caste in Guntur (India) - at the Final Colloquium at NIAS on August 29, 2016. 

Title: 'Giving Back': Diaspora Philanthropy and the Transnationalisation of Caste in Guntur (India)

Advisor: Prof. Carol Upadhya 

Co-Advisor: Prof. Willem van Schendel 

Date: August 29, 2016 

Time: 2.00 pm 

Venue: Lecture Hall, NIAS

Please refer to the attachment to access the abstract of her thesis.

Publication for Prof. Carol Upadhya
August 22, 2016

ProGlo announces the publication of Prof. Carol Upadhya's research article 'Engineering equality? Education and im/mobility in coastal Andhra Pradesh, India' in the Contemporary South Asia Journal, Vol. 24, 2016. To know more please visit the following link.

Publication for Molly Fitzpatrick and Prof. Mario Rutten
August 1, 2016

ProGlo announces the publication of Molly Fitzpatrick and Prof. Mario Rutten's article  'Contextualising Transnationalism: Local Embedment and Global Engagement amongst Gujarati Indians in Cape Town' in the Economic and Political Weekly Vol. 51, Issue No. 30, 23 Jul, 2016. The article maybe found at the following link 

Publication for Prof. Carol Upadhya
July 10, 2016

ProGlo announces the publication of ProGlo programme Co-director, Prof. Carol Upadhya's book 'Reengineering India: Work, Capital and Class in an Offshore Economy' by Oxford University Press. The book is an anthropological account of the relationship between work, class, capital and culture in India's new economy and is essential reading for thinking about the future of the post-IT revolution nation. To know more please visit the following link.

Anthropological Documentary Film
April 30, 2016

Return of the Non-Resident

Coastal Andhra Pradesh in southern India is the birthplace of many highly educated professionals, such as doctors, engineers and scientists, who have emigrated to the USA and other western countries since the 1960s. These 'NRIs' (Non-Resident Indians) constitute an affluent regional diaspora, many of whom are engaged in philanthropic projects for the development of their home region, especially in the fields of education, health and social welfare. NRI-supported projects can be found in many villages and towns of the region, but they are often entangled with local politics and business interests. The film depicts various ways in which affluent NRIs (Non-Resident Indians) engage with their home region, by supporting social welfare and devleopment projects as well as business investments.

The 'Return of the Non-Resident' is made by C. Vanaja of Mahua Media in collaboration with anthropologists Carol Upadhya and Sanam Roohi. The film was produced as part of the Provincial Globalisation research programme, a collaboration between the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam, and the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore, India, funded by WOTRO Science for Global Development of the NWO (Netherlands). 

The film is based on Roohi's doctoral research in the Coastal Andhra region and among the Telegu diaspora in the USA.

Copyright: National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore; Mahua Media, Hyderabad.

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ProGlo featured in the NIAS Newsletter
April 26, 2016

The Provincial Globalisation research programme has been featured in the April 2016 edition of the NIAS Newsletter (Vol. 2 Issue 2).

Please click on the link to download the newsletter and access the full article.

Prof. Mario Rutten Obituary by Prof. Tim Scrase
April 12, 2016

A warm and touching obituary on Prof. Mario Rutten by Prof. Tim Scrase in South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies.

Please click on the link  to view the article