Recent Conferences
Talk by President of African Development Bank at IIC organiseded by ASA/PRIASA on 1st February2013
Round Table on "China in Francophone and Anglophone Africa: Implications on India", 24th August 2012 at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Conference to Establish Asian Africannist Network at Seoul, Korea on 27-29 April 2012
Symposium on “Indian Diaspora in Francophone and Lusophone Africa: Comparing Opportunities for Indian Foreign Policies” 27th September 2011,Conference Room-001 School of International Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University
Talk by Nigerian Foreign Minister on 17th April 2011 at 5 PM
International seminar on 'India-Africa Enduring Partnership: Emerging Areas of Co-operation' at Mumbai organised by African Studies Association of India (ASA India) and Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai on 2-3 March, 2011
Round Table on "Democratic Tremors in North Africa: Implications for India", 9th February 2011 at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Public lecture cum discussion by Prof. Denis Venter on "The Imperatives of Democracy and Governance for African Renewal" at Conference Hall I, India International Centre on 27th January 2011 at 6:30 PM
ASA Interaction with visiting Journalist from Africa January 2011
International Seminar on India and South Africa: Political, Economic, Strategic and Diaspora Relations, 2-3 December, 2010 in collaboration with ASA India and IIC
Lecture cum discussion with Highcommissioner of the Republic of Gambia, 9th November 2010
Round Table on China and Africa: Perspective from India on 7th September 2010 at SIS, JNU
A talk by Prof. Peggy Levitt, 18 August 2010 at IIC
Teaching , Researching and Resourcing African Studies in India" on 19th March 2010 at Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
International Seminar on “India and Africa: An Emerging Partnership” SIOS and Teen Murti Bhavan in Collaboration with ASA India on 4-5th March 2010, Inaguration by External Affairs Minister Mr. S. M. Krishna and Valedictory by MOS Sashi Tharoor
International Seminar on India and Africa: Partnership for Capacity Building and Human Resource Development organized by African Studies Association of India in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) & IIC on 9-10 Feb. 2010
South Africa under Globalisation: Issues in Foreign Policy and Development at New Delhi (JNU) on 11-12 Nov 2009
Asia - Sudan Internation Seminar organised in collaboration with Denmark School of International Studies at New Delhi (at IIC) on 10-11 Nov. 2009
International Seminar on India and SADC: Role and Importance of South Africa’ , Organised by African Studies Association of India and Punjabi University on 9-10 October 2009 at Punjabi University, Patiala.
International Seminar on India and North Africa under Globalization’ Organised by African Studies Association of India and Academy of Academy of Third World Studies on 18-19 February 2009 at JMI New Delhi.
 
Symposium on “Indian Diaspora in Francophone and Lusophone Africa: Comparing Opportunities for Indian Foreign Policies” 27th September 2011,Conference Room-001 School of International Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University

 Symposium

On
“Indian Diaspora in Francophone and Lusophone Africa: Comparing Opportunities for Indian Foreign Policies”
27th September 2011
at
Conference Room-001
School of International Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University
 
 
Africa has more than three million people belonging to Indian Diaspora. They are spread in Francophone, Lusophone and Anglophone countries. They had gone into different capacities as indentured workers, labourers, artisans and some early ones as slaves. They are spread all along Indian Ocean coastal region of Africa as well as in the Western Indian Ocean island countries. The history, identity issues and socio-economic status of Anglophone Indian Diaspora in Africa is a well researched area. However, Indian Diaspora in Francophone and Lusophone area not adequately researched and written on. The absence of Commonwealth connection which Anglophone countries enjoyed and the assimilative policy of Francophone countries made this section of Indian Diaspora dilute many of its cultural identity and practices. The new Diaspora policy of India which is ‘pro-active association’ with Indian Diaspora and is in contrast to its ‘active disassociation’ of Indian Diaspora needs fine tuning of its policy instrument to target these latent Diasporas to have effective linkages with India.
The symposium will compare and contrast these two latent Diasporas, their identity issues, their socio-economic status and their expectations from India. Besides, this symposium would also focus as how far the Indian policy instruments of linkages with the Diaspora are suitable or irrelevant for Francophone and Lusophone Diaspora which form a minority section in overall Indian Diaspora. Further it will be attempted to analyse voices of their protest and their allegations of covert biases of Indian policies towards Indian Diaspora in Anglophone.
Date: 14-Aug-2012
 
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