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October 2021

The Instrumental Past: Colonialism and Ethno-Nationalism in South Asia and Eastern Europe

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The second of CES’s events for Colonialism, Interwar Europe and Archaeopolitics Thursday, October 21, 11:00 am-1:00 pm Sadia Abbas (Rutgers), Tamara Sears (Rutgers), Jan Kubik (Rutgers), Marta Kotwas (UCL) Moderator: Faisal Devji (Oxford)   Sadia Abbas (Rutgers) Ruin-Man: Curzon, The Frontier and Unmixing George Nathaniel Curzon brings together Indian and Afghan discourses of ruins and monuments with population management at the turn of the nineteenth going into the twentieth with effects that have reverberated through South Asia as well as…

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Graphic Novel: Aminder Dhaliwal’s Cyclopedia Exotica

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom

"Dhaliwal created a fictitious community facing xenophobia, fetishization, and media misrepresentation. It's resonating with her thousands of Instagram followers."―Robert Ito, The New York Times “The characters in Dhaliwal’s stories sparkle. They’re tenderly rendered and their problems are real... The struggle of the cyclops unfolds in metaphors for race, sexuality, gender, and disability, tangling with ideas about fetishization, interracial relationships, passing, and representation.“―Carmen Maria Machado, author of In The Dream House     Following the critical and popular success of Woman World―the hit…

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November 2021

Book Talk: Prof. Durba Mitra on Indian Sex Life

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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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…

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