South Asia Center Speaker Series: Tarini Bedi
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 12:30 PM
Cultural Life of Motoring: Automobilities
and Urban Lives in Mumbai
lecture will focus on the history and present of a community of hereditary
taxi-drivers known as chillia in the Indian city of
Bombay/Mumbai. It will move between historical archives, oral history, and the
lived experiences of driving and repair to explore how the labor of
transport-workers in the Global
South structures circulations, religious
and ethnic identities, and urban space. It also explores the shifts in the
changing conditions of work in contemporary contexts of globalizing capital and
the emergent articulations of “non-consent” that are produced as result.
For more information, please contact Emera Bridger Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sponsoring Department: South Asia Center, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs