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South Asia Seminar with Kumkum Sangari

Date: 03/31/2010

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: 710 Social Sciences,West Bank

Cost: Free


Talk title: Medieval into modern: the episteme of romance in the Nehruvian era

Notes on transience, separation and failed romances in the fiction and cinema of the late 1940s and 1950s in the twin context of partition/independence, and the reconfiguration of medieval motifs into a 'modern' imaginaire.

About the speaker:

Kumkum Sangari has published extensively on literature, critical theory, religious conversion, medieval oral and devotional traditions, nationalist figures such as Gandhi and Annie Besant, as well as contemporary gender issues such as personal law, domestic labour, the beauty industry, widow immolation, communal violence and televisual disaster. She is author of Politics of the Possible: Essays on gender, history, narratives, colonial English, and coeditor of Women and Culture, Recasting Women: Essays in colonial history and From Myths to Markets: Essays on gender.


  • Name: Consortium for the Study of the Asias
  • E-mail: asias@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Study of the Asias, Asian Languages & Literatures



Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Consortium for the Study of the Asias at asias@umn.edu or 612-625-6103.

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