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  • Upasana

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    Upasana Sinha
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    from Dhanbad, Jharkhand


My name is Upasana Sinha, Doctoral Fellow (4th Year) at the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India. The topic of my research revolves around a place of international importance, and a key to holding peace in the region, i.e. Kashmir. The topic of my dissertation is Storm in the Valley: Topography of Violence and Political Belongingness of Kashmiris in Select Narratives.

I want to bring to your kind attention that my paper titled “An Elegy of Dispossession: Poetics of Violence and Identity Crisis in Kashmir” has been selected for the prestigious “Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA),” to be held at the Michigan State University (MSU) on October 4th To October 6th, 2019.
I have spent significant time in Kashmir, as a part of my research. This conference is an opportunity for me to share my findings at the global platform and contribute intellectually to the cause of people of Kashmir. However, my sources of funding are limited. I cannot manage all the expenses associated with the travel on my own.
This is my first international conference, and I would be highly obliged & indebted if you can grant me for INR 1,80,000, approximately USD 2600. My total estimated cost is INR 2,30,000 out of which I shall be self-funding the amount of INR 50,000 (Fifty Thousand) through friends & family.To bring to your knowledge, I possess a good academic background. Since the conference invites the best of the minds in the field, the feedback received will not only aid me in developing my dissertation better but will also substantially enhance the quality of the paper that I expect to publish in top tier venues hence I would be able to reach out to the larger public and work for the cause of Kashmir
Since it also gathers academics working on similar themes, I also hope to explore and develop future possibilities of academic collaboration.
Most importantly, I expect the research & findings would contribute some significant solution to the plight of the Kashmir valley and its inhabitants.
Therefore I request you to come forward and help me out with the travel grant because... EVEN A SMALL CONTRIBUTION COUNTS!
I have attached the letter from Michigan State University for your perusal.

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