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Caste, Gender, and Citizenship in Contemporary India
Caste, Gender, and Citizenship in Contemporary India
WhenThursday, Jan 9, 2020, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Campus locationThomson Hall (THO)
Campus room317
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsSouth Asia Center
Department of History
Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
Simpson Center for the Humanities
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Presentations and a panel discussion featuring two distinguished scholars from India.

"The Dalit Question in Modi's India" - K. Satyanarayana 

K. Satyanarayana is a professor in the Department of Cultural Studies at the English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad, India. He has co-edited several volumes of new Dalit writing, including No Alphabet in Sight (2011), Steel Nibs Are Sprouting (2013), Dalit Studies (2016), and Dalit Text: Aesthetics and Politics Re-Imagined (2019). His research interests are in the fields of Dalit studies, literary history, and cultural theory. He is a regular commentator on Dalit issues in the media and public forums.

"Love Taboos: Hindus, Muslims, and Proscribed Intimacies" - Charu Gupta

Charu Gupta teaches in the Department of History, University of Delhi. She did her PhD from SOAS, University of London. She has been a Visiting Professor and ICCR Chair at the University of Vienna, a Rama Watamull Distinguished Indian Scholar at the University of Hawaii and a Visiting Faculty at the Yale University and the Washington University. She has also been a Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Delhi, the Social Science Research Council, New York, the Asian Scholarship Foundation, Thailand, the Wellcome Institute, London, and the University of Oxford. Her publications include the following books: Sexuality, Obscenity, Community: Women, Muslims and the Hindu Public in Colonial India (Permanent Black, Delhi, 2001 & Palgrave, New York, 2002) (paperbacks 2005, 2008, 2012; kindle e-book 2013); The Gender of Caste: Representing Dalits in Print (Permanent Black, India & University of Washington Press, 2016; paperback 2017) and Contested Coastlines: Fisherfolk, Nations and Borders in South Asia (Routledge, Delhi & London, 2008, 2018). She has edited various books and volumes, including Gendering Colonial India: Reforms, Print, Caste and Communalism (Orient Blackswan, Delhi, 2012) and more recently a special issue on ‘Caste and Life Narratives’ of the journal Biography (2017). Her writings have been translated into Bengali, Marathi and German. She has published several research papers in national-international journals on themes of sexualities, masculinities, caste and religious identities. She is on the Editorial Board of South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, Gender and History and Journal of Women’s History. She is presently working on life narratives in Hindi in early twentieth century north India.

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