Saloka Sengupta to Discuss Kinship Is Hardship: An Ethnographic Study of the Nachnis of West Bengal, India

Saloka SenguptaOn Tuesday November 8th, the South Asia Center is pleased to host Saloka Sengupta to discuss Kinship Is Hardship: An Ethnographic Study of the Nachnis of West Bengal, India. Saloka Sengupta is a PhD Candidate of anthropology at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. The lecture will take place in 341 Eggers Hall at 12:00PM.

Nachni nach, a dance form from the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, is witnessing tough times in its five hundred year history. Looking at how the nachni moves from one musician to another, this discussion explores the redefining of kinship amongst women performers of a folk art form which is in crisis, in the age of the Internet.