Workshop [Paper Development] on Bridging Social Divides in India & Beyond @ IIT Hyderabad [July 11-12]: Submit by Jan 15

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Workshop [Paper Development]  on Bridging Social Divides in India & Beyond

@ IIT Hyderabad [July 11-12]: Submit by Jan 15


IIT Hyderabad invites papers from candidates for publication in a scholarly book and presentation in associated paper development workshop. This workshop is related to a project supported by the Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India,

The focus is on the India context, but we are also open to submissions based on other contexts that may hold significance for the India context, for example, in terms of comparison and learning from challenges and solutions in other contexts that may be relevant to India and may spark a broader conversation on the topic. In this regard, in addition to the India context, given the social, cultural, administrative, and colonial shared histories, we particularly encourage work from the surrounding contexts of South Asia.

The potential audience for the book comprises those with an interest in developing a deeper and broader understanding of social bridging initiatives. These include scholars from various disciplines, along with engaged organizational leaders, activists, policymakers, and common citizens. The book will be published by an internationally respected publisher of scholarly work.


  • What are the specific challenges of bridging different types of social divides and polarizations, such as those around class, religion, region, caste, gender, race, ethnicity, indigenous communities, tribal communities, socioeconomic status, and economic inequality?
  • What can we learn about the similarities or differences in social bridging activities across regions/countries, particularly among countries in South Asia and what implications could that have for social bridging in India? What can we learn from the Indian diaspora context in this regard?
  • What are the different contexts in which bridging activities take place and how, such as around communities, workplaces, organizations, online, etc.?
  • Who are the actors – individuals, organizations, communities, or any others – involved in social bridging? What do we know about their approaches to the social bridging?

Call for Papers

  1. The editors will organize a workshop on July 11-12, 2020 at Hyderabad, India.
  2. To be considered for the workshop, please submit an extended abstract (maximum 2000 words excluding references, figures, and tables) by the deadline January 15, 2020.
  3. Upon receiving an accept decision in February 2020, full papers (maximum 10000 words excluding references, figures, and tables) for the workshop will be due by June 15, 2020. 
  4. Participation in the workshop is highly encouraged to develop the papers but is neither necessary nor a guarantee of acceptance for the book.
  5. All submissions must be made to [email protected].

Contact Info

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