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3Oct

Dr. Anurima Banerji takes a historical look at colonial legal discourse in 19th-century India and analyzes how female dancers, transgender performers, and gay men became symbols of a “queer India” for the British imperial regime. Dr. Banerji argues that these bodies collectively became a metaphor and metonym for a national body politic; the laws she examines expose how the idea of abnormal movement was central to the formation of the “queer" politics of the Raj.

10383 Bunche Hall 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

17Oct

Anjum Hasan, author, discusses the ‘stories’ that we tell ourselves about Indian English literature today, how it jostles in our imaginations and shape us as readers and writers.

10383 Bunche Hall 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

19Oct

A film screening and conversation with the directors. The Poetics of Fragility (63 minutes) explores the texture, vitality and aesthetics of fragility. It interweaves stories of bodily frailty with optical vignettes of nature’s delicacy to reclaim fragility as intrinsic to existence, not something to be bemoaned or overcome.

Young Research Library, UCLA 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

31Oct

Dr. Alf Nilsen reflects on what conceptual lessons the trajectories of Bhil social movements hold for the study of subalterity, resistance, and state-society relations in India today

10383 Bunche Hall 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

14Nov

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10383 Bunche Hall 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Talk by Dr. Sangay Mishra
CISA Lunchtime Talk

6Feb

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10383 Bunche Hall 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

27Feb

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10383 Bunche Hall 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

24Apr

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10383 Bunche Hall 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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