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TRG India event: Oral History Workshop

19-20 October 2013

Venue: Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) / Centre for Historical Studies (CHS), Delhi

This workshop is taking place to start off the following project, run by our project partners at JNU, Janaki Nair and Neeladri Bhattacharya:

Oral History/Life Stories Project of the TRG, 2013-14

As members of the Transnational Group Poverty and Education in India, Neeladri Bhattacharya and Janaki Nair, Professors, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, will develop an archive of Oral Histories/Life stories of the poor, with special emphasis on the question of the experience of poverty and elementary education/skill building.

Those whose oral histories will be sought will be between the ages of 20 and 50, and should have passed through one of the following:

  1. A government school
  2. An “alternative” school
  3. An Industrial Training Institute
  4. A school run by religious orders/missions/madrassas

An effort will be made to include as diverse a geographical area as possible: at this point, the chosen areas could include: NCR, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, UP, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Bengal. Due attention paid to questions of gender, caste, ethnicity, and region (rural/urban) in the choice of those whose oral histories have been sought.

Participation by invitation only, contact person: Rashmi Singh, email: darkbloodstone(ghi)

Workshop programme (PDF file)