Audacious Raconteurs of Colonial India: A Discussion with Leela Prasad

Please join Dr. Leela Prasad on Tuesday, February 23rd at 12:30PM as she discusses her book, The Audacious Raconteur. Prasad's writing 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.

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