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Lecture - Impossible Decoloniality? Unspeakable Histories of Gender in Modern India

Thursday, March 15, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Indrani Chatterjee


This event is free


Dr. Leslie Orr
514-848-2424 ext. 2065


Samuel Bronfman Building
1590 Docteur Penfield
Room Atrium



What would it mean to decolonize gender? Is a "longue durée" history necessary to such feminist endeavors?

This talk argues that it is. Using material from South Asian archives, it makes us rethink, and re-examine, our affective attachments to colonial modes of disregarding the long enduring histories of Indian women and men in the current moment.

Speaker Dr. Indrani Chatterjee (University of Texas, Austin) is the author of Gender, Slavery and the Law in Colonial India (1999) and Forgotten Friends (2013), editor of Unfamiliar Relations: Family and History in South Asia (2004) and co-editor of Slavery and South Asian History (2006). Winner of two fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies in 2004 and 2016, and of the Srikant Dutt Award given by the Nehru Memorial for 2009-2014, Chatterjee has consistently offered decolonized interpretations of the histories of gender, work, government, and geography in South Asia.

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