May 4: Conversations on South Asia @ Dartmouth College with Karuna Dietrich Wielenga

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Join us on Tuesday, May 4 from 12–1:15 pm EDT (17:00 GMT | 21:30 IST) for a bonus event in the Conversations on South Asia series at Dartmouth College featuring Karuna Dietrich Wielenga's Weaving Histories: The Transformation of the Handloom Industry in South India 1800–1960.

Using an expansive array of sources—textual, material, and agricultural—Weaving Histories places the history of South India's handloom industry within the wider frames of global and economic history. Looking at changes in the growing, cleaning, spinning, and weaving of cotton, the book provides an insightful and illuminating look at the interplay of regional, national, and global influences and their effects on the lives of ordinary weavers.

Prasannan Parthasarathi (History, Boston University) and Maxine Berg (History, University of Warwick) will be joining the conversation as discussants.

Elizabeth Lhost (History, Dartmouth College) will moderate.


This event was organized by Doug Haynes with support from the Bodas Family Academic Programming Fund and the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program at Dartmouth College.

All are welcome to attend. Register for the webinar here: