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Book Talk: Prof. Durba Mitra on Indian Sex Life

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought

How British authorities and Indian intellectuals developed ideas about deviant female sexuality to control and organize modern society in India

RESPONDENT: Prof. Preetha Mani, AMESALL

 

 

During the colonial period in India, European scholars, British officials, and elite Indian intellectuals—philologists, administrators, doctors, ethnologists, sociologists, and social critics—deployed ideas about sexuality to understand modern Indian society. In Indian Sex Life, Durba Mitra shows how deviant female sexuality, particularly the concept of the prostitute, became foundational to this knowledge project and became the primary way to think and write about Indian society. Read more

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Details

Date:
November 11
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Website:
https://tinyurl.com/ypkyb7ae

Organizer

Allan Isaac

Venue

Zoom