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Conversations on South Asia with Shailaja Paik

Join us for the next event in the Conversations on South Asia series at Dartmouth College for a discussion of Shailaja Paik's latest book "The Vulgarity of Caste."

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
12:15pm – 1:15pm
Zoom: https://dartgo.org/conversations-paik
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

In Maharashtra, Tamasha is a popular genre of traveling theater performed by Dalits. Focusing on the everyday lives of Tamasha women, The Vulgarity of Caste provides the first intellectual and social history of Tamasha and its performers—who represent both desire and disgust in Indian society.  

Drawing from interviews, recordings, and archival sources, Shailaja Paik (University of Cincinnati) shows how the sex-gender-caste complex shapes and defines Tamasha women’s lives and builds on and departs from Ambedkar-centered histories of caste oppression to focus on ordinary Dalit lives and struggles to claim manuski (human dignity).

Rasika Ajotikar (SOAS, University of London) and Juned M. Shaikh (UC Santa Cruz) will be joining the author for this discussion.

Elizabeth Lhost will moderate.

Register to attend the webinar: https://dargo.org/conversations-paik

For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Lhost

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