The idea behind the conference is to draw together a team of experts working on the theme of everyday dissent and resistance among women in India in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries against contemporary dominant male discourses. The conference aims to provide a coherent all-India picture of this struggle, with participants trying to unearth a narrative of resistance in the daily lives of ordinary women. Songs and poetry, domestic norms and practices, family photographs and legal records, among others, will be examined for this purpose. The papers will also, to a certain extent, try to set up a working framework to theorise this 'resistance' in the historical context of colonial South Asia.
Speakers include, Geraldine Forbes, Tanika Sarkar, Veena Oldenburg, Amina Yaqin, Lalita du Perron, Nita Verma Prasad, and Anindita Ghosh.
Dates: 19th and 20th of August, 2004.
Venue: Woolton Hall, University of Manchester,Fallowfield, Owen's Park Campus
This is a conference announcement only. Papers have been finalised already.
Dr Anindita Ghosh
School of History and Classics
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL
Ph: 00 44 161 275 3095
Fax: 00 44 161 275 3098 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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