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Saturaday, December 19~Sunday, December 20, 2015
The 7th INDAS International Conference 'Structural Transformation in Globalizing South Asia: Comprehensive Area Studies for Sustainable, Inclusive, and Peaceful Development’

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  • Date: Saturaday, December 19 - Sunday, December 20, 2015
  • Venue: Conference Room 5, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
  • Language: English
  • Inquiries: 10-1 Senri Expo Park, Suita, Osaka 565-8511, Japan
    Minpaku Contemporary India Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology
    e-mail: mindas[at] idc.minpaku.ac.jp
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Program

Saturaday, December 19
9:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:25 Opening Addresses
Narifumi Tachimoto (President, National Institutes for the Humanities)
Koichi Fujita (Convener, INDAS)
Session 1 Sustainable Development Chair: Koichi Fujita (Kyoto University)
10:30 - 10:50 "Climate Change and Rice Yields: Analysis of the Impact and Adaptation Strategies in 13 Major Rice Growing States of India"
K. Palanisami (International Water Management Institute, India)
10:50 - 11:10 "Impact of Groundwater Depletion on Punjab Agriculture"
Daizo Sugimoto (Meijo University)
11:10 - 11:30 "Power Sector Reform in India: Current Status and Issues"
Atsushi Fukumi (University of Hyogo)
11:30 - 11:45 Tea Break
11:45 - 12:05 "Livelihood Transformability in Villages with Poor Water Resources in India: Case of Tamil Nadu"
Takahiro Sato (Kyoto University)
12:05 - 12:25 "Demographic Change and Women's Status in India"
Kazuya Wada (University of Nagasaki)
12:25 - 13:05 Comments
Ramesh Chand (National Institution for Transforming India, NITI Aayog, Government of India)
Kaoru Sugihara (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
Kohei Wakimura (Osaka City University)
13:05 - 13:30 General Discussion
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
Session 2 Inclusive Development Chair: Hidenori Okahashi (Hiroshima University)
14:30 - 15:00 "Has the Indian Automobile Industry Achieved 'Inclusive Development' of Employment?: Focusing on Contract-Based Workers in the State of Haryana"
Kazuo Tomozawa (Hiroshima University)
15:00 - 15:30 "Sustainable, Inclusive and Peaceful Urban Development through Smart Cities in India: Challenges and Vision"
R. B. Singh (University of Delhi, India)
15:30 - 15:45 Tea Break
15:45 - 16:15 "Exclusivity rather than Inclusion: Dalit Assertion in Contemporary Urban India"
Maya Suzuki (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
16:15 - 16:45 "The Real 'Brain Drain' : Schools and the Experience of Democracy in Contemporary India"
Janaki Nair (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
16:45 - 17:00 Tea Break
17:00 - 17:20 Comments
Etsuro Ishigami (Fukuoka University)
Toshie Awaya (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
17:20 - 18:00 General Discussion
18:20 - 19:50 Reception
12月20日(日)
9:30 - 10:00 Registration
Session 3 Peaceful Development Chair: Minoru Mio (National Museum of Ethnology)
10:00 - 10:30 "Doxography and Perspectivism in Pre-Modern India"
Akihiko Akamatsu (Kyoto University)
10:30 - 11:00 "Pious Pluralism: The Culture of Multireligious Shrines in India"
Anna Bigelow (North Carolina State University, USA)
11:00 - 11:15 Tea Break
11:15 - 11:45 "Next-Door Strangers: Explaining 'Neighbourliness' between Hindus and Muslims in a Conflict Setting"
Raheel Dhattiwala (University of South Australia, Australia)
11:45 - 12:15 "India's Thucydides Trap?"
Takenori Horimoto (The Open University of Japan)
12:15 - 12:30 Tea Break
12:30 - 12:50 Comments
Katsuyuki Ida (Kanazawa University)
Kazuya Nakamizo (Kyoto University)
12:50 - 13:30 General Discussion
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 Concluding Discussion
Chair: Minoru Mio (National Museum of Ethnology)