Gondwanalandings: Voices of the Emerging Indian Diaspora in Australia Conference
Lecture Theatre G08, Ground Floor
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham St Carlton
T: (03) 9035 7538
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Conference Organisers: Dr Sukhmani Khorana (Chair), Roanna Gonsalves, Ana Tiwary, Dr Devaki Monani and Postgraduate Travel Funding Sponsor: Australia India Council present :
This conference is expected to play a key role in generating a framework for cultural understanding between India and Australia that capitalises on the strengths of the vibrant Indian diaspora in Australia, and addresses the following goals:
Mapping the history of Indian-Australians, and bringing the social-cultural as well as political issues faced by the vast array of people of Indian origin living in Australia to the discussion table.
Showcasing Indian-Australian artistic talent and facilitating arts policy to include more Indian-Australian voices in the mainstream.
Sharing research and stories that shed light on the benefits of inter-cultural dialogue, and hurdles encountered in facilitating the same.
Plenaries and panels cover critical, community and creative perspectives. The event will also cover themes related to Critical Perspectives on Gender and Migration, Indian-Australian Literature in the Asian Century and Diasporic media and film beyond Bollywood.
**Please note: the second day of the conference will be held at the State Library of Victoria. Registrations are essential and guests should book for each day individually.