"Engels' Misses: Notes Towards another History of Gender and Captial from Eighteenth-Century India" by Prof. Indrani Chatterjee
Fri, September 27, 2013 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM • Garrison Hall 1.102 (Conference Room)
Please join us in welcoming Professor Indrani Chatterjee to the History Department at UT Friday, September 27, 12-2PM. Professor Chatterjee will present her chapter-in-progress titled “’Engels’ Misses: Notes Towards another History of Gender and Capital from Eighteenth-Century India” that probes the possibilities of women’s wealth being used in indigenous banking and money-lending from the vantage point of eighteenth-century Bengal. Using both a Marxist interpretation of the Asiatic Mode of Production as well as European socialist feminist theory, Professor Chatterjee’s chapter and presentation seek to form a historic relationship between patriarchy and capital.
The Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality has been a fixture in Department of History since 2001, offering a forum for graduate students and faculty to present papers and works-in-progress for discussion in a relaxed and collegial atmosphere.