Interaction Session: Europe-India

One of the larger goals of the initiative of which CIRHS is a part, is to bring the two continents and cultures -- India and Europe -- closer. They have much to learn from each other and to set right many wrongs they have committed in the past. The project IERDM turns this dream into … Continue reading Interaction Session: Europe-India


Team CIRHS bags Jean Monnet Project

     We are happy to share the news that team-CIRHS of SDMES has bagged a prestigious Jean Monnet Modules project, under the European Union's Erasmus+ programme, for the period 2017-20.          Since the inception of this project, SDMES is the third institution to be awarded this esteemed project in India, besides Manipal University and Jawaharlal Nehru University.     … Continue reading Team CIRHS bags Jean Monnet Project

Western Foundations of the Caste System (book released)

Hello Friends, The book co-edited by us (Sufiya Pathan and Dunkin Jalki of CIRHS), with others, is out in the market now. This book, is a collection of articles on an important issue of our times: the way the notion of the 'caste system' emerged from the European descriptions of their experience in India and … Continue reading Western Foundations of the Caste System (book released)

Do We Know ‘Hinduism’? (Course Postponed)

Do We Know 'Hinduism'? A Three-day Intensive Course “Hinduism” has enjoyed an interesting career. From being condemned as “devil worship and gross idolatry” to “a corruption of God’s revelation” to “a pan-theistic spiritual system” to being “a way of life rather than a religion”, it has taken many avatars in popular and scholarly perceptions. From … Continue reading Do We Know ‘Hinduism’? (Course Postponed)

Basics of Research Skills–Workshop at Alva’s

SDM CIRHS organized a day-long workshop on 9th June 2017, titled ‘On Basic Research Skills’ for the social sciences and humanities faculty of Alva’s College, Moodubidire, on their campus. The course was formulated as an introduction to research in social sciences and humanities, and addressed the familiar questions and issues of choosing a research problem, … Continue reading Basics of Research Skills–Workshop at Alva’s

Report: Summer Course-1

CIRHS successfully conducted two five‐day summer courses titled ‘Do We Know India?’ on the SDM PG College campus. The first course was held from 10‐14 May and the second from 22‐26 June, 2017. Students and scholars from some of the well-known institutions across India (like IIT Madras, Amrutha University, Delhi University etc.) attended these courses. Without exception, … Continue reading Report: Summer Course-1

Panel discussions at Alvas’ IE: Report

Dr. Sufiya Pathan and Dr. Dunkin Jalki of CIRHS were invited as permanent panelists and main discussants on series of a panel discussions organised at Alva’s Institute of Engineering, Moodbidri on 1 April 2017. The panel discussion was organised by Rostrum, the speaker’s club at Alva’s Education Foundation, with the aim of generating discussions that … Continue reading Panel discussions at Alvas’ IE: Report