The Kerala Council for Historical Research (KCHR) invites you to a webinar on ‘Spaces, Bodies, Absences: Some Questions While Writing a History of Trivandrum, ca. 1800–1930’ by Professor G. Arunima.
Date: 6 July 2020 (Monday)
Time: 3:00 p.m. (IST)
You can join with a valid Gmail ID. Or watch the live stream here
. The webinar will be recorded.
About the Lecture: Critical geographies, and urban studies, have recast ways of studying towns and cities. This talk is on Trivandrum, and is part of the ongoing work on reading the history of Kerala through a lens of its different religious groups and claimants.
This is an attempt to understand the ways in which towns and cities are produced as a relationship of bodies and spaces, marking differential claims, entitlements, and erasures.
The talk will also unpack the paradoxical ways in which the archive of the city determines both ways in which its history may be written, while containing significant absences that limit our understanding of histories of caste, labour, or gender that are critical to a study of city formation.
About the Speaker: Professor G. Arunima teaches in the Centre for Women’s Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and has researched and published on both historical and modern contexts in India, focusing particularly on cultural, visual, and material texts, and rethinking the politics of the contemporary.
Some of her areas of interest have been the study of family and kinship; different aspects of aesthetics and modernities; visual culture and theory; and religion and faith practices.
She is the author of There Comes Papa: Colonialism and the Transformation of Matriliny in Kerala, Malabar, ca. 1855–1940 (Orient Longman, 2003), and translated Rosy Thomas’s biography of her husband, the iconic playwright C.J. Thomas, from Malayalam to English (He, My Beloved CJ, Women Unlimited, 2018).
More info: <http://kchr.ac.in/articles/191>
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