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Conversations on South Asia with Ishita Pande

Join us on Tuesday, September 13 from 12:15–1:15 PM EDT (via Zoom) for the first webinar in the "Conversations on South Asia" series for 2022-23 with Ishita Pande.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
12:15pm – 1:15pm
Zoom: https://dartgo.org/conversations-pande
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

How did expanding ideas of childhood give rise to new forms of colonial governance? How did the need to protect children shape understandings of modern sexuality? And why did the child become a dominant political concern in the era of rising anticolonial nationalism? 

Looking at the ideas and ideologies surrounding the Child Marriage Restraint Act of 1929, historian Ishita Pande (Queen’s University) explores these questions in Sex, Law, and the Politics of Age: Child Marriage in India, 1891–1937 (Cambridge University Press, 2020). 

Now available in paperback (use code HIS1222 to receive a 20% discount), the book investigates colonial policies, local practices, and the gendered discourses that shaped them both. 

Join us to learn more!

Kristine Alexander (University of Lethbridge) and Susan Pearson (History, Northwestern University) will be joining the author for this conversation. 

Elizabeth Lhost will moderate.


Conversations on South Asia is sponsored by the Bodas Family Academic Programming Fund, the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program, and the History Department at Dartmouth College.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Lhost

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.