A two-day National Seminar on Unfamiliar Margins in the Social, organized by Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad (UoH) was inaugurated on 14th October 2014. Prof. K. Laxmi Narayan, Head, Department of Sociology gave the welcome address. The Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. E. Haribabu welcomed all the delegates and said that such kind of seminar will definitely bring change in the society. This seminar is sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi and the Centre for Women Studies, UoH.
The two-day seminar will bring together scholars working on unfamiliar silenced social issues and new emerging questions of citizenship, body and resistance in globalizing times in South Asia.
Dr. Radhika Chopra, currently working on militancy and migration in Punjab and an Associate Professor in Sociology at University of Delhi, gave the key note address on Sexual Insults and Dependent Husbands. Speaking to a packed audience of students, faculty, staff and delegates, she said that more men move to their in-law’s house to inherit their property and for this they are ready to face any kind of discrimination. Dr. Chopra also stated that both men and women are subjected to sexual insults. Further she shared that her studies and interviews with most of the families in Punjab has shown that more and more men are becoming dependent husbands. Dr. Radhika also referred some examples of movies in which men are shown as household husbands (ghar jamai).
Dr. G. Nagaraju, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology proposed the vote of thanks.
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