New Voices in Asian Research

New Voices in Asian Research is a collection of papers based on essays that won YCAR’s Undergraduate Asian and Asian Diaspora Essay Awards.

2016: Volume 01

The Making of Bangladesh
Fareeha Alavi

Based on an oral narrative, Alavi analyzes competing nationalist myths that informed the events and aftermath of the 1971 Bangladesh War of Independence in this paper. An earlier version of this essay was produced for the course Introduction to South Asian Studies (SOSC 2435) at York University.

From Roots to Rhizomes: Hybrid, Diasporic Identities in Hema and Kaushik
Srijoni Rahman

In this paper, Rahman analyzes diasporic Indian characters from Jhumpa
Lahiri’s book of short stories, Unaccustomed Earth.  An earlier version of this paper was produced for the course South Asian Literature and Culture (HND 2700) at York University.