Please join the History Department for a symposium on South Asia

May 10, 2016


South Asia Symposium

Thursday, May 19
1:30 - 4:00 PM
Humanities 1, 520

Light refreshments will be provided.

Speakers include:

Utility and Culture in British India

G.S. Sahota (Ph.D. University of Chicago) graduated with a B.A. from History at UC Santa Cruz with highest honors and was given the Chancellor’s Award for his senior thesis on early Indian nationalism. He now teaches in Literature at his alma mater, has completed a manuscript on Late Colonial Sublime: Neo-Epics and the End of Romanticism, and is continuing a second book project on the critique of philosophy through an exploration of medieval Sanskrit and vernacular expressions in northern India tentatively titled “The Name of Reason.”

Reading the Visible: The Politics of Caste and Sexuality in the Public Space

Carmel Christy is an assistant professor of Journalism at Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi, India. Currently, she is a Fulbright-Nehru postdoctoral fellow at UC Santa Cruz. Her postdoctoral project attempts to analyze the interconnections between landlessness, community and Dalit women subjects in the context of Kerala, India. Her book on caste and sexuality titled 'Sexuality debates in the public space of India: Reading the visible' is set to come out by late 2016. Her research interests include the cultural politics of language, polyvalence of gender and sexuality and spatiality.