HM SOUTHASIA Conference is organised under the aegis of Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory, which supports a journal, a book series and Marxist conferences across the globe.

Organising Committee

Ashok Kumar is a lecturer of International Political Economy at Birkbeck University of London.

Azhar Khan C A is a PhD research scholar at the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru, India. He is working on the research topic related to state policies towards the development of religious minorities in Karnataka.

Feyzi Ismail has degrees in Philosophy and Social Policy, and completed her PhD in Development Studies at SOAS, University of London, where she now teaches. She is on the executive committee of the Britain-Nepal Academic Council and the editorial board of the journal Capital & Class.

Kanishka Goonewardena was trained as an architect in Sri Lanka and has since 1999 been a professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. His writings have dealt with Marxist theories of space, ideology and culture, while focusing on questions concerning urban studies, nationalism and imperialism.

Manushi Yami Bhattarai is the publisher-editor of Raato Jhilko journal, and teaches Gender Studies at K&K International College, Kathmandu, Nepal. She completed an MPhil from the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India.

Noaman G. Ali is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan. He previously taught at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University), and completed his PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His research interests revolve around the political sociology of underdevelopment, agrarian change, and radical politics. His research has been published in Rethinking Marxism and the Journal of Agrarian Change.

Omkar Nadh is a PhD student at the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru, India. His research interests include political economy, science-technology society studies, and public health.

Sardar Babur Hussain is a doctoral research fellow in Development Studies at Centre for Decentralization and Development at the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru, India. His broader research interests include the political economy of development, agrarian transition and border capitalism.

Shambhu Katel has been a teacher/professor and a researcher in Nepal, Canada and the USA in biological (plant genetics and environmental entomology) and social sciences (social stratification, land and environmental economics and development planning and evaluation) before and after receiving his MPA (Nepal) and MS/PhD (USA) degrees. Currently, he is affiliated with the Fundamental Rights, Peoples' Democracy and Socialist Forum in Nepal.

Ujjwal Prasai is a lecturer of Sociology at Thames International College, Kathmandu, Nepal. He is also a columnist for Kantipur Daily.