Conversations on South Asia with Jessica Namakkal

Sri Sathvik Rayala Announcement
Subject Fields
Asian History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, French History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies, European History / Studies

With all of the attention given to Britain’s interventions in India, France’s colonial projects in South Asia are often ignored and overlooked.

Focusing on French India’s scattered territories, historian Jessica Namakkal (Duke University) draws attention to the problematic discourses of “good” and “bad” colonialism and uses settler-colonial spaces like ashrams and utopian communities to explore how experiences of decolonization linger after the end of imperial rule. Join us to learn more!

Sana Aiyar (History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Ananya Jahanara Kabir (English Literature, King’s College), and Jayita Sarkar (International Relations, Boston University) will be joining the author for this conversation. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 12 from 12:15–1:15 pm (ET) over Zoom.

Elizabeth Lhost (Dartmouth College) will moderate.

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All are welcome to attend.

This event is sponsored by the Bodas Family Academic Programming Fund, the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program, and the Department of History at Dartmouth College.

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