Janaki Nair, Center for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata
Indian Historiography after Feminism: Crisis or Business as Usual?
THURSDAY, April 30, 4 PM / Humanities 210
What spaces have been occupied by feminist historiography? Has the very success of “women's history” been at the cost of longer-term intellectual gains? This paper will discuss some of these challenges to the thinking of feminism’s mission within and beyond the academy.
Janaki Nair is currently Visiting Professor in the Department of History at UC Berkeley. Her publications include Women and Law in Colonial India (Kali for Women, 1996); Miners and Millhand: Work Culture and Politics in Princely Mysore (Sage, 1998); The Promise of the Metropolis: Bangalore's Twentieth Century (Oxford, 2005), and the forthcoming Mysore Modern.
Co-sponsored by History of Consciousness.
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