Populism, Identity and Religion in South Asia and Latin America

Populism, Identity and Religion in South Asia and Latin America

Mardi 3 décembre, 15 h 30 - 18 h 30
Campus Condorcet, Cours des Humanités 93300 Aubervilliers - salle 3.11, centre de colloques

This second session of the Seminar Expressions, traditions and institutions. Formation of the political in South Asia and Beyond is an attempt to look upon the relationships between ongoing structural transformations and moral imaginaries, and how it affects a) ethnic and religious boundaries b) political narratives and public sphere. Since the financial melt-down of 2008 the populist type of politics is getting seem around the world. The rise of populism simultaneously depends on and reinforce a particular religio-cultural imaginary. How the different groups imagine and reimagine themselves have important social and political implications.
 We will discuss some of these issue in this session using case studies from South Asia and Latin America.

  • We are not Hindu, but we are Muslim Hindus: The Case of Sami Community of Sindh, Pakistan — Saba Sindhi (Doctoral Candidate, CEIAS)
  • Infusing democracy with Emotions? Religion and politics in Latin America —  Jose Egas (Doctoral Candidate, CEIAS)
  • Segments, Beliefs and Identity in a Punjabi Village —  Asad ur Rehman (Doctoral Candidate, CEIAS)

Note: Please find the recommended reading for the session below: