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In-charge Sports Board AU.
The registration for selection and trials of Allahabad University Handball (men) Teams for Inter University Tournament 2018-2019 will be held on 28.01.2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Sports Board, MCC Campus, AU. All the interested players of the University and its constituent colleges are required to report with latest Identity Cards and fee receipt.
 
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हिन्दी के्रट डी0फिल0 प्रवेश 2018 की मौखिक परीक्षा में अर्ह अभ्यर्थी दिनांक 31 जनवरी 2019 तक अपना शोध विषय शोध निर्देशक से अनुमोदित करा कर समस्त शैक्षिक प्रमाण पत्रों एवं शोध प्रस्ताव की छायाप्रतियों को हिन्दी विभाग के कार्यालय में जमा कर दें।
 
Joint Registrar (Exam.), AU:
Programme Examination of B.P.A. Examination 2018-19.
B.P.A. First Yaear 2018-19
Place: Music Department
Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm
Date
Name of Paper
08/04/2019
First
10/04/2019
Second
15/04/2019
Practical
B.P.A. Second Year 2018-19
09/04/2019
First
11/04/2019
Second
12/04/2019
Practical
B.P.A. Thlird  Year 2018-19
12/04/2019
First
15/04/2019
Scond
16/04/2019
Practical

 

Head, Department of Anthropology, AU
While celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Department of Anthropology in collaboration with the Institute for Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies, University of Allahabad organised a Special Lecture on Friday 25th January 2019 on the theme “Gandhi and Diaspora: Some Explorations in Contemporary India”. This lecture was delivered by eminent social anthropologist and scholar Prof. Chandrashekhar Bhat, Founder-Director of Centre for the Study of Indian Diaspora (CSID), at theUniversity of Hyderabad, the first ever national Centre in India devoted to diaspora studies and later inducting ‘diaspora studies’ into the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.  Prof. Bhat delved into the concept and discourses on diaspora, identity and citizenship. He also established linkages between the concept of diaspora and Gandhiji’s journey as Non-Resident Indian (NRI). He argued that there is anthropology behind diaspora and diaspora can be comprehended as a globally mobile category of identification emerged with subjugation, state oppression, suffering and displacement, thereby connecting it with anthropology. Commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi, he added that Gandhiji and his personalities motivated diaspora communities and he was the first person to integrate the then Indians who were the part of diaspora communities dispersed in different corners of the globe. Prof. Bhat concluded that Gandhiji’s contribution had been immense in making of the Indian diaspora in South Africa, Mauritius, Surinam, Fiji, Trinidad and Tobago, to name a few here and consequently, the making of the Mahatma by the diaspora communities. The event was chaired by Prof. V. K. Rai, Director, Institute of Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies, UoA and also the Head, Department of Anthropology, UoA. Prof. Rai welcomed the key speaker and shed light on Gandhiji’s ‘Satyagraha’ in South Africa and Gandhi happened to be the first person to understand the plight of the then Indians in South Africa. Further, he contended that Gandhi has not been focused adequately in the discourse of diaspora as compared to other areas of discourse. It is in this context, the study of ‘Gandhi and Indian Diaspora’ owes its relevance in contemporary times in order to discuss: Why Gandhi and Indian Diaspora are so important. Dr. Rahul Patel, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, flagged the methodological challenges faced by the anthropologists during diaspora study, in reference to ethnographic fieldwork. Dr. Subhasis Sahoo, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, raised the issue of socio-political dimension of the diaspora in the era of globalisation. Mr. Sarvesh, a research scholar, Department of Anthropology enquired the emerging and new diaspora at the backdrop of the Tibetan diaspora. While offering vote of thanks and special remarks on the theme of the event, Dr. Khirod Chandra Moharana, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, emphasised on the need for the study of Indian Diaspora as a subject matter of anthropological investigation and anthropologists have been working on issues pertaining to diaspora such as homeland-making, political subjectivity, refugees, asylum-seekers, transnational kinship and etc. The event started with the presentation of the copies of Srimad Bhagvad Gita to the key speaker and the dignitaries on the dais. Mr. Vikas Kumar, UGC-JRF & research scholar, Department of Anthropology, successfully compeered the programme; while other faculty members, research scholars and students of the Department of Anthropology and Department of Sociology, namely, Monika Dwivedi, Somesh Kumar, Vinay Kumar Yadav, Rajkamal Shukla, Rohit Singh, Deepika Srivastava, Shesh Narayan Ojha, Garima Prajapati, Vineet Singh, Sachin Giri, Avesh Gautam, Shivani Mishra, Prabhakar Singh, Dr. Waseem Fatima, Dr. Prashant Khattri, Dr. Ashok Pandey, Rita, Atul Maurya, Anand Mishra and many more undergraduate and postgraduate students attended the collaborative academic event. The event would not have been successful without the active support of Mr. Amitabh Keshari, Office-in-Charge, Department of Anthropology, UoA.            

आज दिनान्क् 25 जनवरी  2019 को  मानवविज्ञान विभाग, इलाहाबाद विश्वविद्यालय तथा  गाँधीवादी विचार एवम् शांति अध्ययन संस्थान, इलाहाबाद विश्वविद्यालय के संयुक्त तत्वावधान में गाँधी जी की 150वी जयन्ती वर्ष के उपलक्ष्य में विशेष व्याख्यान आयोजित किया गया। इस अवसर पर प्रो.चंद्रशेखर भट, जो कि भारतीय डायसपोरा अध्ययन केन्द्र, हैदराबाद विश्वविद्यालय के संस्थापक निदेशक हैं, ने "गाँधी एंड डायसपोरा : सम एक्सप्लोरेशन्स इन कन्तेम्पोरेरी इंडिया"  विषयक वक्तव्य प्रस्तुत किया। प्रो. भट ने डायसपोरा, अस्मिता और नागरिकता के  विमर्श पर विचार प्रस्तुत करते हुए कहा कि डायसपोरा के सिद्धांत और गाँधी जी की प्रवासी भारतीय के रूप में यात्रा में गहरा अंतरसम्बन्ध है। उन्होंने बताया कि डायसपोरा को शोषण, दोहन, परिपीडा के सन्दर्भ में समझे जाने की आवश्यकता है। आगे कहा कि डायसपोरा के   पीछे मानवविज्ञान की भूमिका भी बड़ी अहम रही है। गाँधीवादी विचार एवम् शांति अध्ययन संस्थान के निदेशक तथा मानवविज्ञान विभाग, इलाहाबाद विश्वविद्यालय के अध्यक्ष प्रो. वी. के. राय ने स्वागत उद्बोधन में कहा कि गाँधी जी से बड़ा डायसपोरा विचारक कोई और नहीं है क्योंकि  उन्होंने अनेक देशों में फैले भारतीय डायसपोरा को अपने सत्याग्रह आंदोलनों के समय एकजुट किया, उनको एक डोर में बाँधा। उन्होंने यह भी बताया कि गाँधी जी को 'महात्मा' बनाने में यही महत्वपूर्ण रहा। प्रो राय ने कहा डायसपोरा के नजरिये से गाँधी जी को और फोकस् करने की जरूरत है। डा राहुल पटेल ने डायस्पोरा के शोधपद्धतिशास्त्र पहलू और सम्बन्धित चुनौतियों की बात उठाई। डा शुभाशीष साहू ने डायसपोरा और वैश्वीकरण के  सामाजिक राजनीतिक चिंतन की बात की। डा के. सी. महाराना ने मानववैज्ञानिक अध्ययन में डायसपोरा की विषयवस्तु को और गम्भीरता से लेने पर बल दिया। शोधार्थी विकास पान्डेय ने सन्चालन किया। कार्यक्रम में बड़ी संख्या में शिक्षक, शोधार्थी और छात्र उपस्थित रहे।  

 
Head, Department of Sociology, AU
Special  lecture on ‘Understanding Indian Diaspora: An Overview’
The Department of Sociology, in collaboration with UGC Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), University of Allahabad, organized a special Lecture on “Understanding Indian Diaspora: An Overview” by Prof.Chandrashekhar Bhat, retired professor from the Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad. The lecture was chaired by Prof. R.K Singh, the Dean, Academic Affairs and currently, the director, HRDC, University of Allahabad. Prof. Ashish Saxena, the head Department of Sociology, formally welcomed the gathering and explained about the proceedings of the programme. 
Prof. Bhat began his lecture with a brief history of the socio-cultural contexts in which the indentured labourers explored new economic avenues in different colonies like Surinam, Jamaica, Fiji, Mauritius etc. as early as 1830 and how these sojourns not only altered their economic fortunes but also their cultural perceptions and practices. However, their sense of belongingness with their homeland made them reconnect with their cultural roots through different possibilities including new means of transportation, communication, literature and through new social media. He recalled some of the terminologies used in old diasporic literature like girmitiya, kalapani, boat people etc. to capture the historical pains and cultural strains that the early indentured migrants had taken to reach the unknown land.     
Speaking on the ‘new India diaspora’, Prof. Bhat explained about the way in which globalization of labour and capital has shattered the boundaries of nations and how new technologies have made immigrants to easily connect with their homeland. He invoked the significance of ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’ as a new occasion for the Non-resident Indians (NRIs) and People of Indian Origin (PIOs) to effectively engage with their homeland. He hoped that ‘the diaspora connect’ can go a long way for the overseas Indians to participate in the development process in India.     
Dr. Muneer Illath, faculty member in the Department of Sociology, proposed formal vote of thanks. The special lecture was attended by the participants of UGC HRDC Orientation Program as well as by the guest faculties, research scholars and PG students of the Department of sociology.