He has been selected by the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Centre, New Delhi, for the Taiwan Government’s scholarship for one year’s study in Taipei in eth department of performance studies. His research area will be aesthetics and culture. B. Prakash will be joining in September. B. Prakash is the cultural editor of Insight and is pursuing his MA in the school of Arts and Aesthetics in JNU.
She presented a paper titled “Constructed Gender and Oppressed Sexuality” at the Sixth Annual Conference of the International Social Theory Consortium 2005 at the National University of Singapore. This conference was hosted by the Department of sociology National University of Singapore in collaboration with Thesis Eleven, Centre for Critical Theory, La Trobe University. She would like to thank the international Dalit community for its generous moral and financial support without which her participation would not have been possible.
N R Suresh Babu
In May 2005, he joined the Department of Sociology Bharathiar University, Coimbatore University, TN, as lecturer. He is about to submit his PhD thesis in JNU on ‘Caste Conflicts in some selected villages of Tamil Nadu : A Sociological Analysis’.
He was selected for the Indian Revenue Service through the Civil Services Exam 2004 conducted by the UPSC. He is pursuing is M. Phil in the Department of Sociology, JNU. He is working on “Poverty and Information Technology”.
He has been conferred with the Annabhau Sathe Award by the Annabhau Sathe Mitra Madali, Majalgaon for his dissertation on Annabhau Sathe titled: “Annabhau Sathe: From Marx to Ambedkar”. He is pursuing his P.hd in English Department, JNU.