Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:30 PM
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
South Asia Center presents
Audacious Raconteurs of Colonial India: A Discussion with
The Audacious Raconteur (Cornell University Press,
2020) engages history, anthropology, literary studies, and religion to argue
that even the most hegemonic circumstances cannot suppress “audacious
raconteurs”: skilled storytellers who fashion narrative spaces that allow
themselves to remain sovereign and beyond subjugation. Four Indian narrators of different castes and
religious backgrounds who lived in colonial India—an ayah, a lawyer, an
archaeologist, and a librarian—show that the audacious raconteur is a necessary
ethical and artistic figure in human experience.
Joanne Punzo Waghorne, Professor of Religion at Syracuse
University, will talk with Dr. Prasad about her book and its contributions.
Professor, Religious Studies
Prasad is Professor of Religious Studies
at Duke University. Her primary
interests are the anthropology of ethics, with a focus on South Asia,
colonialism & decoloniality, prison pedagogy & Gandhi, and
religion & modernity. Her work is at the intersections of religious studies,
anthropology, history and literature.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Religion.
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