South Asia Seminar Series
Thu, April 30, 2009 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)
The SAI seminar series features lectures by distinguished South Asian specialists from UT and abroad. Regular seminars occur on Thursdays at 3:30 pm, preceded by a reception at 3:00 pm, in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118).My current work is situated at the intersection of the new visual studies, history of cartography, and gender history. I have just completed a book which considers the visual entanglement of the map form of India with the anthropomorphic figure of Mother India, and explores the implications of this entanglement for gendered citizenship and belonging in colonial and post-colonial times. My work in popular visual history has also led me to co-establish Tasveerghar: A Digital Network of South Asian Popular Visual Culture at http://www.tasveerghar.net/. I am also continuing work on an ongoing project on the Indian travels of the terrestrial globe and the Copernican turn in colonial India, and will soon be launching a brand new project on philanthropy and higher education in modern India.