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Conference Proceedings :

With the permission of all involved presenters and chairs, we are uploading parts of the proceedings from our 2017 Delhi conference.

We are thankful to CSDS for hosting the videos on their official youtube channel.

  1. ‘Across Temporalities’: Uma Chakravarti, Sunil Kumar & Samita Sen. Chair: Prathama Banerjee.
  2. ‘Who are Servants’: Nitin Sinha, Lakshmi Subramanian. Chair: Samita Sen.
  3. ‘Bibis and Ayahs’: Ruchika Sharma, Satyasikha, Nitin Varma. Chair: Awadhendra Saran.
  4. ‘Across Popular Cultures’: Camille Buat, Ravikant. Chair: Rakesh Pandey.

Publications:

We have a series of publications planned for the coming months. Some of them are in the pipeline and hopefully should be out soon. Some are under review while others under contract. Please keep visiting this section for further updates.

Meanwhile, one publication undertaken during the project period, which albeit tangentially touches on the theme of domestic work, but centrally explores the role of migration, work and household, is of:

Nitin Sinha, ‘The Idea of Home in a World of Circulation: Steam, Women and Migration through Bhojpuri Folksongs’, International Review of Social History, 2018, open access.

Past Events:

2nd International Conference, Servants’ Pasts,  11-13 April 2018, Berlin, Germany. Conference Schedule Servants Past 2

Panel, ‘Domestic Service and Regulation in Colonial Societies’, European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC), 4 – 7 April 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.

Round table, ‘Domestic Service and Regulation in Colonial Societies’, European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC), 4 – 7 April 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.

1st International Conference, Servants’ Pasts, 16-18 February 2017, Centre for Studies of Developing Societies (CSDS), New Delhi, India. conference schedule

Panel, ‘Servants’ Pasts: Interrogating Forms of Domestic Service, 1600-1850’, 24th European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS), 27-30 July 2017, Warsaw, Poland.

Presentations:

Masters of Home: Regulating Master Servant Relationship in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century India, anel, ‘Domestic Service and Regulation in Colonial Societies’, European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC), 4 – 7 April 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK [Nitin Varma].

Nitin Sinha : The Power of Failure: Colonial Regulations and Domestic Servants in Early Colonial India, Panel, ‘Domestic Service and Regulation in Colonial Societies’, European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC), 4 – 7 April 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK [Nitin Sinha].

‘The Case of Ramonee from Patna: Ayahs and Divorce Trials’, Silver Jubilee Foundation Conference ADRI, Patna, March 2017 [Nitin Varma].

‘The ‘Servant Problem’ and the Early Colonial State’, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, February 2017 [Nitin Sinha].

‘Divorce Trials & Servants’ Testimonies in Colonial India’, Centre for the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, January 2017 [Nitin Varma].

‘Scaling Microhistories and Everyday Life: History meets Anthropology’, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, December 2016 [Nitin Varma].

‘Who are Servants? Early Colonial State and Regimes of Regulation’, Centre for the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin December 2016 [Nitin Sinha].

‘Domestic Servants in Colonial India: 1700-1900, An Overview’, CeMIS, University of Goettingen, Germany, June 2016 [Nitin Sinha & Nitin Varma].

‘Servants in South Asia– Project Presentation’, Re:Work, Humboldt University, Berlin, November 2015 [Nitin Sinha & Nitin Varma].

 

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