Guest Lecture Series: 40th


Date:  11 July 2014/ 27 Asar 2071(Friday)

Time: 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Topic: Indian Foreign Policy to South Asia

Guest: Ranjit Rae, Indian Ambassador to Nepal

Place: Seminar Hall, MIRD, Kathmandu

Introduction to Guest:

Ambassador Ranjit Rae was born on 25th February 1957. He did his Post Graduation (Economics) from Delhi School of Economics.  He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1980 after lecturing for two years (1978-80) at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.

 Ambassador Rae has served as Ambassador of India to Vietnam and Hungary (also accredited to Bosnia &  Herzegovina and Slovenia), First Secretary, Permanent Mission of India, New York (Alternate representative on the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board; Member of the United Nations Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions); Second Secretary/Acting High Commissioner, High Commission of India, Kampala    .

He was on deputation to the United Nations Mission in Kosovo and Department of Peace Keeping Operations of the United Nations in New York (Feb 2000-Aug 2002).
At headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi he has served as Head of Northern Division dealing with Nepal and Bhutan (Oct 2002-Jan 2006), Director in the office of the External Affairs Minister (Dec 1998-Feb 2000), Deputy Secretary/Director (Economic Cooperation Unit) (Feb 1994- Dec 1995), Under Secretary/Deputy Secretary, United Nations Division/ Foreign Secretary’s Office (Oct 1986-Jan 1991). He attended a course on Strategic Studies at National Defence College New Delhi (Jan 1998-Dec 1998).
He has also served as Press Secretary to the President of India (Dec 1995-Dec 1997).

Date-Sept 7,2014 Sunday 

Time 4:00-6:00pm

Guest Lecture-Professor Tatsuro Fujikura

Topic- Development Discourses of Nepal and Japan

Curriculum Vitae


Born:   6 March 1966, Kyoto, Japan

Citizenship:     Japanese

Position:                      Professor and Chair,

Department of South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies

Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS)

Kyoto University

Address:                      Reserch Building No.2

Yoshidahonmachi, Sakyo-ku,

Kyoto 606-8501 Japan

Phone: +81-75-753-7385

Fax: +81-75-753-7377



Feb. 2013-present       Professor, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University

July 2005-Jan 2013     Associate Professor, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University


1996-2004    University of Chicago, PhD in Anthropology, 2004.

2000-2001   Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, Exchange Scholar.

1992-1996   Department  of Anthropology, University of Chicago

MA equivalence,  PhD candidate 1996.

1991-1992       Yale Law School, LL.M., 1992.

1989-1991     Amherst College, B.A. summa cum laude Anthropology, 1991.

1988-1989    Graduate Faculty of Law, Keio University

1984-1988              Faculty of Law, Keio University, LL.B., 1988.

1981-1984       Doshisha International High School

Selected Publications:

Tatsuro Fujikura, Discourses of Awareness: Development, Social Movements and the Practices of Freedom in Nepal. Kathmandu: Martin Chautari. 320 pages

ERRINGTON, Frederick, Tatsuro FUJIKURA and Deborah GEWERTZ. 2013.The Noodle Narratives: The Global Rise of an Industrial Food into the Twenty-First Century.Berkeley: University of California Press.

ERRINGTON, Frederick, Tatsuro FUJIKURA and Deborah GEWERTZ 2012. Instant Noodles as an Anti-Friction Device: Making the BOP with PPP in PNG, American Anthropologist 114(1).

TONAGA, Y., FUJIKURA, T., KINOSHITA, A. and MARUYAMA, D. eds. 2011. New Horizon of the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Asian and African Area Studies. Kyoto: ASAGAS, Kyoto University.

FUJIKURA, Tatsuo. 2010. Development and Social Movements (in Japanese). Tanaka, M. and Tanabe, A. eds. Minami ajia shyakai wo manabuhito no tameni. Kyoto: Sekaishisosha.

FUJIKURA, Tatsuro 2009.  Stateless Societies (in Japanese). In Japanese Association for Cultural Anthropology ed. Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology. Tokyo: Maruzen.

FUJIKURA, Tatsuro. 2007. Sahayatadekhi saanthagaanthasamma (From aid to alliance; in Nepali), in Eiichi Sadamatsu, Saamaajik abhiyaan yaa bikaas sahaayataa, pp.5-17. Kathmandu: Martin Chautari

SHARMA, S., HANSEN, A.S.,FUJIKURA, T, and KOPONEN, J. 2007. ” Nepal and Its Donors – Partners in Learning to Cope.” In A. M. Jerve , Y. Shimomura and A. S. Hansen (eds.), Aid Relationships in Asia: Exploring Ownership in Japanese and Nordic Aid. 133-150. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

FUJIKURA, Tatsuro. 2007. The Bonded Agricultural Laborers’ Freedom Movement in Western Nepal. In Hiroshi Ishii, David Gellner and Katsuo Nawa eds., Political and Social Transformations in North India and Nepal: Social Dynamics in Northern South Asia Vol.2., Delhi: Manohar, pp. 319-359.

MARUYAMA, Junko, WANG, Liulan, FUJIKURA, Tatsuro and ITO Masako (eds.). 2006. Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries and Re-visioning Area Studies: Perspectives from Asia and Africa. Kyoto: Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University.

FUJIKURA, Tatsuro. 2004. Vasectomies and Other Experiments with Modernity: A Reflection on the Discourses and Practices of Family Planning in Nepal, Journal of the Japanese Association for South Asian Studies,16: pp. 40-71.

FUJIKURA, Tatsuro. 2004. Kamaiya Mobilization as a Politics of Patience (in Nepali). In Bhaskar Gautam, Jagannath Adhikari, and Purna Basnet eds., Nepaalmaa Gariibiko Bahas (Debates on Poverty in Nepal). Kathmandu: Martin Chautari, pp. 184-196.

FUJIKURA, Tatsuro. August 2004. Discourses of Awareness: Development, Social Movements, and the Practices of Freedom in Nepal. PhD dissertation. Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago.

FUJIKURA, Tatsuro. 2003. The Role of Collective Imagination in the Maoist Conflict in Nepal, Himalaya: The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan StudiesXXIII (1): pp. 21-30.

FUJIKURA, Tatsuro. December 2001. Discourses of Awareness: Notes for a Criticism of Development in Nepal,Studies in Nepali History and Society,6(2): pp. 271-313.

FUJIKURA, Tatsuro. 2001. Emancipation of Kamaiyas [bonded laborers]: Development, Social Movement, and Youth Activism in Post-Jana Andolan [post-democratization] Nepal, Himalayan Research Bulletin, XXI(1): pp. 29-35.

FUJIKURA, Tatsuro. December 1996. Technologies of Improvement, Locations of Culture: American Discourses of Democracy and ‘Community Development’ in Nepal, Studies in Nepali History and Society,1(2): pp. 271-311.

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