The panel seeks papers that examine South Asian cultural encounters with the various parts of the East. Possible topics: South Asian travel accounts, memoirs, histories, and fictional narratives about the Orient.from the 19th century to the 21st century (e.g. V. Seth, Iyer, Ghosh, Rushdie and M. Alexander); S. Asian diasporas in East Asia and the Gulf; South Asians traveling in the far East; and role of race, caste, gender, and ethnicity. Papers examining works written in South Asian languages and Anglophone are welcome. Send 250-300 word proposals to Suha Kudsieh at email@example.com.
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