Mountstuart Elphinstone - between Local and Global Forces

Mountstuart Elphinstone - between Local and Global Forces

  • 20 Apr
    21 Apr

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Mountstuart Elphinstone - between Local and Global Forces
Taking as its rubric Mountstuart Elphinstone (1779-1859) around which to constellate the themes of colonialism, knowledge production and ideology, multiform social and political geographies, and colonial liberalism and its crisis, this conference will convene at Mumbai academics and public intellectuals from all over the world, but especially from across South Asia—India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. There we will explore the enduring intellectual and political impact of Elphinstone considered in the broadest sense, as a presiding figure over the historical nexus that was the 19th century Bombay Presidency and as a central figure in the history of the British administrative knowledge production of India and Afghanistan.

Papers by:
Afzali, Khalilullah (Independent Scholar—Afghanistan)
Aman, Shahida (University of Peshawar—Pakistan)
Bagade, Umesh (Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad)
Chandras, Jessica (George Washington University—USA)
Deshpande, Prachi (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta)
Durrani, Asfand Yar (University of Peshawar—Pakistan)
Gupto, Arun (Institute of Advanced Communication Education and Research—Nepal)
Hanifi, M. Jamil (Michigan State University—USA)
Hanifi, Shah Mahmoud (James Madison University—USA)
Kabir, Natasha Israt (Jahangirnagar University—Bangladesh)
Krishna, Anu (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar (Mumbai))
Krishnan, Shekhar (National University of Singapore)
Kumbhojkar, Shraddha (Savitribai Phule Pune University)
Laiq, Sulaiman (Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan)
Leonard, Spencer (University of Virginia—USA)
Naim, Hakeem (University of California at Davis—USA)
Naregal, Veena (Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi)
Naseer, Noreen (University of Peshawar—Pakistan)
Nazari, Masuma (National Archives of Afghanistan)
Panjshiri, Mohammad Habib (Kabul University—Afghanistan)
Rahimi, Mohammad Fahim (Kabul Museum)
Rasel, M. M. Azizul Islam (University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh)
Rasikh, Jawan Shir (University of Pennsylvania—USA)
Raza, Syed Sami (University of Peshawar—Pakistan)
Schubert, Andi (Social Scientists’ Association—Sri Lanka)
Wahab-Salman, Ramla (University of Kelaniya—Sri Lanka)

Keynote address: "From Pathan Menace to Frontier Gandhi: Afghans in Early 20th Century Bombay City" | Dr. Shekhar Krishnan | April 20, 6.30 pm

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Registrations open at the Jnanapravaha Mumbai office. For more information, please email us at

Duration -

April 20, 21, 2017

Timing: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM


Rs. 500

Registrations Closed