Amerdeep Singh’s Blog

After studying at Cornell and Tufts, Amardeep Singh received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 2001. His book, Literary Secularism: Religion and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Fiction was published in 2006 by Cambridge Scholars Press; more information about it can be found here. Professor Singh’s primary interests include World Literature in English (also known as “Postcolonial Literature”) and 20th/21st Century British literature. Professor Singh also has an interest in film; he is currently completing a book-length manuscript on the filmmaker Mira Nair for the University of Illinois Press.

Asia-Pacific Writing Partnership

The Asia-Pacific Writing Partnership is a not-for-profit initiative that brings together writers, scholars, writers’ organizations, translators, publishers and others interested in the development, exploration, distribution and promotion of writing from Asia and the Pacific.

Asia Writes

We would like to introduce to you The Asia Writes Project, an independent initiative conceptualized to be the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource for writers in English from Asia or of Asian origin. The Asia Writes Project has a vision of creating a multicultural venue for artistic expression and recognition.

Currently, the developmental site is up and running at http://asiawrites.blogspot.com with a network of the most prominent writers, artists and publishers from the Philippines, India, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, etc. both on Facebook and Twitter. It features select poems from notable Asian writers, legitimate calls for submissions, writing competitions, events, book launches and other news on the Asian literary scene. It also contains directories of Asian/cross-cultural literary websites, personal web pages of Asian writers, and The Definitive Asia Writes Calendar.

Colonial and Postcolonial Literary Dialogues

A resource for students, scholars, and teachers of postcolonial and multicultural approaches to British and world literature.

Francis Pritchett: Urdu Literature

An impressive academic website maintained by Dr. Pritchett, Columbia University.

Igbo Language

Igbo Language

This is Ms. Frances Nkiru W. Pritchett, secretary of SPILCA (Society for Promoting Igbo Language and Culture, Inc., in America).

Thanks to her and also to their director, Nnanta C. Uwadineke.

Nkiru advises the Igbo people to love their language and to be using it to have discussions in every appropriate place so that it will not die. 

HERE IS HER MESSAGE:

My friends, I greet you all. I am very happy about the work you are doing in publishing this magazine, “Igbo Ga-adi.” I encourage you in this work. It has been a long time since I went to your country to attend the SPILC meeting at Nsukka. I will never forget that journey. Nor will I forget the time that I went to visit the A.I.C.E. campus in Owerre.

The Igbo language is beautiful. I study it every day. It is important that we keep it alive. Anyone who discards his language is lost. Please, don’t give up!

Jewish Voice for Peace

Jewish Voice for Peace members are inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, equality, human rights, respect for international law, and a U.S. foreign policy based on these ideals.  JVP opposes anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression.  JVP seeks an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem; security and self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians; a just solutionfor Palestinian refugees based on principles established in international law; an end to violence against civilians; and peace and justice for all peoples of the Middle East.

Postcolonial Digital Humanties

Postcolonial digital humanities has taken shape recently as an emergent academic field. Its lineage reaches back to the 1990s, when scholars Deepika Bahri and George Landow first created websites such as “Postcolonial Studies at Emory” (original version) and “The Postcolonial Literature and Culture Web.” These scholars marshaled the text-based internet culture of Web 1.0 to establish sites of knowledge; identify key terms, theorists, and stakes for postcolonial studies; and to publicize the field. Since the publication of these projects, rapid digital and technological changes around the world have provided untapped rich opportunities for the application and analysis of postcolonial studies.

Postcolonial Studies, Emory University

The Postcolonial Studies website (PS) is a project in progress at the English Department at Emory University. Begun in Spring 1996, it is intended to serve primarily as a resource for students of postcolonial literature and theory at Emory University. Another important objective, however, is to provide a site on the Web where people from around the country and around the world can come for an introduction to major topics and issues in Postcolonial Studies. The information provided is not intended to be either exhaustive or authoritative, but rather to furnish a scaffolding for more intensive explorations into a field that is rapidly becoming very important.

Postcolonial Theories

Post-Colonial Theory (Non-Western Thought)–PHILWEB

Post-Colonial Theory (Non-Western Thought)–PHILWEB

Post-colonial theory is frequently classified in relation to cultural origin (e.g. Africa, Asia, Caribbean, and the like).  For further information on this, please go to Regions.  Here, however, I have attempted to offer an alternative framework that classifies Non-Western / Post-colonial theorists in relation to contemporary schools of thought.

Ralph Russell’s Website

Ralph Russell (1918 – 2008) was the leading western scholar of Urdu of his generation.
This website introduces you to his writings on Urdu and Islam in South Asia, and to his autobiography.

Settler Colonial Studies

Settler Colonial Studies

Settlers are not migrants. They come to stay. Settlers are more than just colonisers. They are founders of political orders and exclusivist economic regimes. Settler colonialism is ubiquitous, as much a thing of the past as a thing of the present. Sometimes it overlaps with colonialism, sometimes it evolves from colonialism, but is always and everywhere extremely hard to dislodge.

This blog seeks to advance a critical appraisal of settler colonialism as a distinct and separate form. It follows scholarly developments that contribute to a greater historical awareness of this phenomenon within the disciplines of history and law, indigenous and colonial/postcolonial studies, as well as economics, politics, sociology and philosophy. Historical awareness, however, should always be accompanied by an awareness of the present. Therefore contemporary developments are also important to recognise.

Subaltern Studies

A biliogrphy of the works of the Subaltern Studies Collective.

The South Asian Idea

We are a group of individuals with an interest in South Asia. We wish to explore the past to explain the present and to speculate about the futures that are possible. Only one future will become the past and it will depend on what we do in the present.

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