NATIONAL SEMINAR (Multidisciplinary) on BALOCH: HISTORY, CULTURE AND THEIR ASPIRATIONS
Sponsored by Indian Council of Historical Research & University Grant Commission
The Baloch are an ethnically and historically distinct people, with an unique ethno-linguistic identity, inhabiting 375,000 square mile region, roughly the rise of Egypt along the Persian gulf, and are found in the modern states of eastern Iran, Afghanistan and South-west Pakistan.
Etymologically, Baloch is derived from Sanskrit word Bal, meaning strength, and och i.e. high or magnificent.
The fact that the Baloch are facing serious human rights violations, horrendous violence against women, humiliating their socio-cultural and ethnic rights, and that too by state, directly or indirectly, it is nothing but erga-omens.
The seminar is an attempt to explore Baloch nationalism through their history, culture and their aspirations.
Event Date: 25-26 March, 2017
Venue: Department of History, Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University, Mohaan Road, Lucknow-226017
The seminar invites research papers along the following sub-themes.
Papers on an aspect not listed below but broadly related to the central theme can also be presented.
Abstract of paper, in 250 words, must be submitted on or before March 15, 2017 as mentioned in the brochure.
Theme-I: Baloch People: Historical Perspective
Origin, Homeland and History
Baloch Demography : Issues and Concerns
Baloch History : From Ethnological Perspectives
Conflicts, Violence and Cultural Hegemony : Narratives in Baloch History
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