New Voices in Asian Research is a collection of papers based on essays that won YCAR’s Undergraduate Asian and Asian Diaspora Essay Awards.
2017: Volume 02
In this essay, Behzad analyzes themes of gender, violence and nationalism in Rukhsana Ahmad’s short story, “The Spell and the Ever-Changing Moon.” An earlier version of this essay was produced for the course, South Asian Literature and Culture (HND 2700) at York University and was awarded the 2017 York Centre for Asian Research Undergraduate Essay Prize.
2016: Volume 01
The Making of Bangladesh
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.
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.