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ILCAA Joint Research Project

Emotional Moments of Social Changes/Movements in South Asia

Emotional Moments of Social Changes/Movements in South Asia


  • emotion
  • South Asia
  • social movement
  • social change


  • South Asia



About the Project

Project term: April, 2020–March, 2023

There has been increasing academic interest in “emotions” that is rooted in the common acknowledgment that conventional approaches based on “reason” or “dialogue” have not been enough to understand phenomena such as populist politics and hate speeches. This joint research project aims to rethink social changes/social movements in contemporary SouthAsia from an “emotions” perspective, and explores the historical changes in “emotions” by examining specific historical events such as the Partition, populist Hindu right-wing politics, ethnic movements, and counter-movements against caste/gender.

Toshie AWAYA, Project Coordinator (Professor, TUFS)



  • Toshie AWAYA (TUFS)


  • Nobuhiro OTA

Joint Researchers

  • Hiroshi HAGITA
  • Katsuyuki IDA
  • Makiko KIMURA
  • Sachiyo KOMAKI
  • Hisae KOMATSU
  • Kazuya NAKAMIZO
  • Kyoko NIWA
  • Fumiko OSHIKAWA
  • SATO
  • Maya SUZUKI
  • Yoko TAGUCHI
  • Yuko YAGI
  • Keiko YAMADA



The 1st meeting

  • Date/Time: Sun 24 May 2020 13:00–16:30
  • Venue: Online meeting via Zoom
  • Jointly Sponsored by ILCAA, The Center for South Asina Studies (FINDAS)
  • 1. Toshie AWAYA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    “Emotions in South Asian Studies: Preliminary introduction”
    2. Yoko TAGUCHI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Prefectural University of Hiroshima)
    “The transaction of affect and the formation of the “body social”: Anthropological conceptions and South Asian movements”

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