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[Notice] 51st Regular Conference of the Korean Society for Indian Studies Inc.

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51st Regular Conference of the Korean Society for Indian Studies Inc. & Joint Conference of the KSIS·Institute of Indian Studies HK+ Project  


Dear members of the Korean Society for Indian Studies, 

It is already December and nearly the end of the year. I hope you have all been well. 

At our last conference in June, we expressed a shared desire that the winter conference would be held in person so that we could meet face to face. Until just recently our executives were preparing for an in-person conference. However, as the situation surrounding the infectious disease worsened, we had to take the safety of participating presenters, discussants, and members as the No. 1 concern. As a result, we have opted for an online conference once more. 

In the upcoming conference, researchers from HK+ Project, co-hosted of this conference will discuss in depth various topics including studies about the Hindutva propaganda on social media, a comparative study of the perception of women and discrimination by different regions in South Asia, and the history of missile development in India. We will also have presentations that examine British intellectuals' perception of India and women thereby approaching the grand theme of subordination in history, and that track ancient cultural exchanges between India, Korea, and Central Asia based on the Pasa Stone Pagoda in Korea. 

We cannot help but feel disappointed that the Korean Society for Indian Studies' Academic Conference, which is held only twice a year, has had to go online for two years already. Despite the obstacles, Indian Studies in Korea has continued to grow internally thanks to the efforts of many of our members and their continued research. Though we have grown accustomed to online interaction, we hope that this December 11 may be a precious time to share our achievements thus far. We will see you at the conference. Thank you.