Lecturer’s Research in South India

Having promised lots of writing on this blog while away on a fellowship this summer, I failed miserably, but here is a blog I wrote for the Geography Department at Liverpool explaining what I’ve been up to all summer. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to write up some more on this over the coming weeks, and put some more thought into some of the key ideas around politics, exile and territory in Pondicherry that I was working on this summer…

Geography at the University of Liverpool Blog

This summer, one of our lecturer’s, Dr Andy Davies, is undertaking a research fellowship in Southern India exploring the political and cultural history of the state of Tamil Nadu, and in particular the city of Puducherry (or as it’s more often known, Pondicherry). Here he explains what he’s up to and why.

“I’m in India on a fellowship organised by the British Association of South Asian Studies, in collaboration with the European Consortium for Asian Field Study and the British Academy, and will be spending two months in New Delhi, Chennai and Pondicherry, where I’ll be based in the Ecole Francais d’Extrême Orient.

The research I’m doing is looking at anti-colonialism in south India in the early 20th Century, particularly looking at Pondicherry because, as a French colony, a group of nationalist activists who wanted India to become independent from British rule, sought political exile…

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