- Women’s Subjectivity, Modernity and Conjugality: Historicising Popular Women’s Writing in Kannada, 1950s-1980s
- Can We Practice What We Preach? An Inquiry into Systems of Knowledge in the Social Reform Period
- Megastar: Chiranjeevi and Telugu Cinema after N.T. Rama Rao
- Masculinity and the Structuring of the Public Domain in Kerala: A History of the Contemporary
- Subalternity and Religion: The Prehistory of Dalit Empowerment in South Asia
- A Historical and Theoretical Investigation into ‘Communalism’
- FAREWELL AND NEW BEGINININGS
On August 15, 2014, HEIRA ceases to exist under that name.
As part of its interest in working towards changing the higher education sector in India, the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS), established in 1998, set up a Higher Education Cell in 2007 in collaboration with the Sir Ratan Tata Trust. The ground for this had been prepared when CSCS faculty members Tejaswini Niranjana and Mrinalini Sebastian had researched the history and present situation of Indian higher education to write up a Strategy Paper for the Trust.
The Paper listed the possible directions in which independent funding could help address the different kinds of crises in the sector – to do with inflexible institutional structures, outdated and non-relevant curricula, poorly trained teachers, and lack of new resources for students.
- CSCS Updates - 2013
In 2001, CSCS
had launched its academic programme with a PhD in Interdisciplinary Cultural
Studies, set up under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Manipal University
(then MAHE). Upto 2012, the PhD programme saw
over 60 taught courses of 42 hour/14 week sessions, over 40 students registered
and 12 students already completed in two affiliating locations. Both the
courses and the individual research done by students have been widely
recognized as important and pathbreaking contributions to Indian social
sciences and humanities. Ex-students of CSCS now occupy faculty and
post-doctoral positions in several well-known universities in India and