New Voices in Asian Research is a special occasional paper series published by the York Centre for Asian Research and featuring award-winning undergraduate research papers. For more information:

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  • Views on the Model Minority Stereotype in a South Asian Canadian Context 

    Warsi, Safa (2020)
    Safa’s study focused on the Model Minority Stereotype (MMS), which depicts Asians as scoring high in certain seemingly positive attributes (e.g., competence and achievement), whilst also scoring high in seemingly negative ...
  • Understandings of Military Power, Intoxication and Love in Kashmir, India 

    Bhandal, Harkit (2020)
    In her essay, Harkit considers how patients at the Drug De-addiction Centre in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir reconfigure their relationship to substance abuse through the performance of alternate narratives that ...
  • A Spell to Empower Women: Religion, Culture and Domestic Violence in Pakistan 

    Behzad, Wardah (2017-11-15)
    In this essay, Behzad analyzes themes of gender, violence and nationalism in Rukhsana Ahmad’s short story, “The Spell and the Ever-Changing Moon.” The story is about a Pakistani woman, Nisa, who turns to black magic in an ...
  • From Roots to Rhizomes: Hybrid, Diasporic Identities in Hema and Kaushik 

    Rahman, Srijoni (2017-07-20)
    Rahman analyzes diasporic Indian characters from Jhumpa Lahiri’s book of short stories, Unaccustomed Earth. Focusing on two characters, Hema and Kaushik, Rahman draws out themes of displacement, genealogy and gender to ...
  • The Making of Bangladesh 

    Alavi, Fareeha (2017-07-20)
    In this paper, Alavi brings together an interview and academic scholarship on the 1971 partition of East and West Pakistan and the independence of Bangladesh. Throughout the paper, the author works through theories of ...