ODID-OSGA Indian Elections Workshop I: Politics in the run-up to Indian elections 2019

Conveners: Nikita Sud (ODID) and Nayanika Mathur (OSGA/Anthropology)

Speakers: Vidya Narayanan (OII); Amogh Sharma (ODID); Zaad Mahmood (ODID); Nandini Gooptu (ODID); Garima Jaju (ODID); Nakul Singh Sawhney (ChalChitra Abhiyaan, India); Nikita Sud (ODID); Indrajit Roy (York)

Full programme

9:30am Introduction by Nikita Sud and Nayanika Mathur, co-convenors

10:00am-11:00am GEARING UP: CAMPAIGNING, ELECTIONEERING, PROPAGANDA

'The Use of WhatsApp for Political Propaganda in Indian Elections' (Vidya Narayanan, OII)

'Election Campaigns in an era of 'Post-Truth Politics': Reflections from the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections (Amogh Sharma, ODID)

11:00-11:30am Coffee

11:30am-1:00pm POLITICS AT WORK

'From bargaining to ballot: industrial democracy and political participation in contemporary West Bengal' (Zaad Mahmood, ODID)

'Religion in everyday life and the cultural substratum ofHindu politics: Religious myths in the construction of a new 'Indian' corporate culture' (Nandini Gooptu, ODID)

'Politics and Politics as same-same: studying petty politics on the work floor' (Garima Jaju, ODID)

1:00-2:00pm Lunch 

2:00pm-3:30pm PARTY POLITICS AND POLITICKING IN THE EVERYDAY

'Shooting the socio-political churnings of UP' (Nakul Singh Sawhney, ChalChitra Abhiyaan, India)

'Hindutva and development in a Gujarat village today' (Nikita Sud, ODID)

'Reflections on the possibilities of a 'Third Front'' (Indrajit Roy, York)

3:30pm-4:00pm General Discussion

4:00-4:30pm Coffee

4:30pm Screening of Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai

 

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