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The Feminist Dialogue Series: Gender and Violence

Gendered bodies are sites of power and contestation. The task at hand for feminist scholarship, particularly in countries such as India, has been to complicate questions of female subjectivity, agency and violence. How does violence impact upon intersectional identities? In what ways can feminists integrate theory and practice? This panel discussion explores the nuances of theoretical frameworks and experiences of feminists working on issues of gender and violence. The discussion seeks to examine the efficacy of historicizing the problem, feminist methodologies, and evaluating the theme in contemporary contexts

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2019 -

The Feminist Dialogue Series aims to bring together various individuals across creative and academic fields to discuss questions of contemporary relevance and locate feminist methodologies and praxis. This was the first in the series co-organised by the Departments of History and IR.


Janaki Nair is professor of modern Indian history at the Centre for Historical Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, India. Her research interests span colonial India, gender, labour and urban history. Her books include Mysore Modern: Rethinking the Region Under Princely Rule, The Promise of the Metropolis: Bangalore's Twentieth Century, Women and Law in Colonial India, and Miners and Millhands work, culture, and politics in Princely Mysore, and other reputed journal publications.

Urvashi Butalia is a writer, activist and publisher. Butalia co-founded Kali for Women in 1984 and in 2003, Zubaan Books of which she is currently the Director. She is known for authoring books like the path-breaking The Other Side of Silence: Voices from and the Partition of India and Speaking Peace: Women's Voices from Kashmir.


Thursday 26, Sep 2019
04:15 PM - 06:45 PM
D 330