The Postcolonial Studies Association of the Global South (PSAGS) is a collective of academics and professionals in academia in the countries of the global south such as India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Indonesia, (it may also include the Arab countries) etc which being former colonies had to negotiate a lot in forging their decolonizing mission of indigenous culture and history. The postcolonial paradigm had its genesis from the independence movement of these former colonies and today the postcolonial state continues to encounter questions of recolonisation, citizenship, governance and justice and academics in the domain of humanities and social sciences deliberate on all these issues to address the notion of postcolonial justice and freedom. The academia has played a crucial role in forging the weltanschauung and official ideology of policy formation as well as of various resistance movements demanding larger addressal of the people`s cause. While there are myriad postcolonial studies associations in the European countries, surprisingly we do not have such collectives for academics of the former colonies in our own subcontinent which witnessed the highest form of colonization. This association
therefore would fill in that void to push ahead with the mission of postcolonial studies in countries of the global south.
PSAGS would seek to consolidate greater and more engaging forms of studies in
postcolonial research. The originary tropes of postcolonial studies have undergone
many changes in recent days and the field itself has witnessed expansions of horizons
and epistemes and hence this association would explore possibilities of new epistemic
openings and new territories to constitute fresh road maps of postcolonial studies in
today`s world. It attempts to give a platform to budding scholars to exchange views and
to facilitate collective forms of research in the global south so that emerging areas of
subjugations and recolonisations can be foregrounded and new forms of resistance
movements can be deciphered.