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Telling Women’s Stories through Painting and Filmmaking in Mithila, Bihar, India

ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave

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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

South Asia Center


Coralynn Davis
Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and Anthropology
Bucknell University

This presentation describes the unique role that Mithila Art has played in the making of a film about changing women’s lives in Mithila. Davis explores how Mithila Art has helped illuminate various aspects of the relationship between gendered Maithil narratives and social roles in conjunction with a participatory action research project, begun in late 2016, in and around the town of Madhubani in Bihar, India. 

Part of the Ray Smith Symposium—in conjunction with Syracuse Symposium. 

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