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International Conference on ‘Childhood Youth and Identity in South Asia’ co-organized with Department of History Shiv Nadar University and Centre for Publishing (CfP henceforth) January 6-7 2020 at Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida

12 papers were presented at this conference by doctoral and postdoctoral scholars and early career academics from across the globe, namely: Rutgers USA, London School of Economics UK, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva, ETH Zurich, University of Oxford

A special session on Children’s literature was held under the aegis of the Centre:

  • In Conversation: Children’s Literature/Publishing in India Rukmini Sen, Director CfP, Ambedkar University Delhi in conversation with Rinchin and Shefalee Jain

Rinchin writes short stories for children as well as for grown-ups and her recent collection of short stories called Ajooba, published by Eklavya is out now. She explores many layers of politics, gender, struggles of everyday lives and love in her stories. Rinchin has been part of many social movements in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh since last two decades and has been working with women and queer groups. She is a member of Ektara Collective. Ektara Collective is an independent, autonomous, non-funded group of people who seek to combine creative efforts and imagination and collaborate with trained and untrained people to make films that are content-wise and aesthetically located in people’s subjective, contextual realities and experiences.

Shefalee Jain is an artist based in New Delhi, India. She is currently teaching Visual Art as Assistant Professor at the School of Culture and Creative Expressions, Ambedkar University Delhi. She is the Co founder of BlueJackal, a platform for engaging with and creating visual narratives, comics, picture books and initiating dialogue and learning within these contexts through interactive programs. She occasionally writes and illustrates for children and adults.


Panel Discussions

1. Women’s Voices, Visions of Democracy and Publishing

CfP organised this Round Table in collaboration with UGC UKEIRI research project ‘Teaching Feminisms Transforming Lives: Questions of Identity, Pedagogy and Violence in India and UK’ (Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University Delhi and University of Edinburgh) on October 30, 2019. The panelists were:

  • Urvashi Butalia (Zubaan)
  • Radha Chakravarty
  • Bhasha Singh (Newsclick)
  • Pamela Phillipose (Wire)
  • VK Karthika (Westland Publishers) and
  • Abdu Rahman (PhD, University)

2. CfP organised a Story-Telling Session in collaboration with AUDay Vatika Creche and Day Care Centre, Critical Childhood and Youth Studies Collective on Children’s Day November 14 2019

Kapil Pandey of Kutumb Foundation, acted as a story teller (using music and drama) at a programme in which children of staff and faculty of University participated

3. Democratising Publishing: Challenges and Possibilities

CfP organised this panel discussion on the occasion of University Research Festival- Shodatsav, January 17, 2020. The panelists were:

  • Indu Chandrasekhar, Tulika Press
  • Meghna Singh, Cuban
  • Gurinder Azad, Hindi Round Table India

4. Celebrating the Constitution of India: Questions of Freedom, Citizenship and Democracy

CfP organised this panel discussion on the occasion of the year long activities of Constitution day 70 year commemoration in collaboration with School of Human Studies, January 31, 2020. The panelists were:

  • Dr Anushka Singh, School of Law Governance and Citizenship University
  • Ambar Ahmad, Department of Political Science, Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi
  • Leki Thungon, Independent Researcher, New Delhi
  • Srishti Srivastava (PhD, University)

5. Laws, Pandemic and Public Health in India

CfP, responding to the public health concern and the pandemic in India organised an awareness generation event in collaboration with School of Law, Governance and Citizenship, June 10, 2020. The speakers were:

  • Vivek Divan, Lawyer and Head Centre for Health Equity and Policy
  • Malini Aisola, Researcher and Public Health Advocate, Co-Convenor, All India Drug Action Network (AIDAN)

6. Celebrating International Women’s Day: Rights and Empowerment

CfP and School of Human Studies celebrated International Women’s Day March 8, 2021 remembering the histories of women’s struggles for centuries beginning with voting rights and narrating various stories of empowerment of women in India. The panelists were:

  • Professor Anu Singh Lather, Vice Chancellor, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University Delhi
  • Professor Radha Chakravarty, Womenspeak—poetry reading
  • Wheels of change and Empowerment—Meenu Wadera, Director Azad Foundation, New Delhi
  • Change Leaders/Change Makers—Women Taxi Drivers

7. Beyond Crisis: Ways of Reconstructing Lives


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