UKNA roundtable
16/12/2016 - 10:00 to 20/12/2016 - 18:00


  • Ambedkar University Delhi (Centre for Community Knowledge)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University (Institute of Advanced Study)
  • International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) in Leiden
  • Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA)

Objective - Unpacking the city of Delhi through layers of

a) Lived History and Heritage
b) Urban infrastructure
c) Ecological landscape
d) Architectural Histories

Local Partners

UKNA lecture
20/10/2016 - 15:30 to 16:30
Leiden/ the Netherlands

In this lecture, Dr Rituparna Roy will speak about the presence of Kolkata in her maiden collection of shorts - GARIAHAT JUNCTION. It is a collection of ten stories, of contemporary Indian women who have reached a critical juncture in their lives. Set primarily in post liberalized, post-millennial Kolkata, it mostly explores the lives of middle-class Bengali women in or from the city. Kolkata is just not a backdrop in GARIAHAT JUNCTION; it is also one of the characters, one of the threads that bind the stories together.

UKNA lecture
19/11/2015 - 12:00 to 13:30

Lunch Lecture byIIAS fellow Dr Surajit Sarkar.

UKNA seminar
12/11/2015 - 13:00
The Netherlands

Asian Cities: Colonial to Global
Seminar and Book Presentation
(In conjunction with the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) and the Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA))

UKNA lecture
04/12/2014 - 00:00

Lunch lecture by UKNA fellow Dr Gao Hui.

With the increasing demand for services of the elderly, the gradual weakening of more traditional family care functions and the increasing scarcity of institutional supply, the community home-based care service for the aged is becoming the dominant and an effective model in China.