Hum Kagaz Nahin Dikhainge: Caste, Sexuality, Protest

Hum Kagaz Nahin Dikhainge: Caste, Sexuality, Protest

CISA Speaker Series

Monday, May 10, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific Time)

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Suturing histories of caste and sexuality to current histories of protest in India, this talk rearranges the grammar of our engagements with the past and present. At stake here are the historical vernaculars that found the evidentiary regimes of rights and representation for minoritized subjects.


Anjali Arondekar
is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies, and founding Co-Director, Center for South Asian Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research engages the poetics and politics of sexuality, caste, and historiography, with a focus on Indian Ocean Studies and South Asia. She is the author of For the Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in India (Duke University Press, 2009, Orient Blackswan, India, 2010), winner of the Alan Bray Memorial Book Award for best book in lesbian, gay, or queer studies in literature and cultural studies, Modern Language Association (MLA), 2010. She is the co-editor (with Geeta Patel) of “Area Impossible: The Geopolitics of Queer Studies,” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (2016). Her second book, Abundance: Sexuality, Historiography, Geopolitics (forthcoming Duke University Press), grows out of her interest in the figurations of sexuality, caste and capital in colonial British and Portuguese India.







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