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Caste, Gender and Sexuality: On the Figure of The Dalit Woman in P. Sivakami’s Fiction

Kiran Keshavamurthy, South and Southeast Asia Studies

9/8/10 CRG Forum: Violence, Gender, and the Construction of Communities in the 20th Century Indian Novel
"Caste, Gender and Sexuality: On the Figure of The Dalit Woman in P. Sivakami’s Fiction ," Kiran Keshavamurthy, South and Southeast Asia Studies

The narratives of P. Sivakami’s novels The Grip Of Change(1989) and Author’s Notes: Gowri (1999) critique the sexualized and supposedly violable caste body of the dalit woman. In The Grip of Change the battered body of the dalit woman frames the opening scene; her past is constituted by her widowhood that in some sense makes her a ‘surplus’ or ‘sexually available’ woman subject to sexploitation by her caste Hindu landlord and harassment by her in-laws; the assault on her by caste Hindu men owing to her apparent sexual/social misdemeanor.

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Violence, Gender, and the Construction of Communities in the 20th Century Indian Novel

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"Caste, Gender and Sexuality: On the Figure of The Dalit Woman in P. Sivakami’s Fiction," Kiran Keshavamurthy, South and Southeast Asia Studies

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"The Nationalist Male Subject: Agyeya's Sekhar: A Life and Sarat’s Pather Dabi," Nikhil Govind, South and Southeast Asia Studies

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Wed, 09/08/2010 - 16:00 to 17:30

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691 Barrows Hall

***PLEASE NOTE THE DAY OF THIS FORUM IS ON A WEDNESDAY!***

VIOLENCE, GENDER, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF COMMUNITIES IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY INDIAN NOVEL: SOME CASE STUDIES

Race Erotica: Sexuality & Racialized Representation on Film & Stage

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“Straitjacket Sex Screens: Mapping Asian American Manhoods in the Movies," Prof. Celine Parreñas Shimizu, UC Santa Barbara

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"The Final Reveal: Neo-Minstrelsy in US Neo-Burlesque," Xandra Ibarra, San Francisco State University

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Thu, 04/22/2010 - 16:00 to 17:30

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691 Barrows Hall

RACE EROTICA: SEXUALITY & RACIALIZED REPRESENTATION ON FILM & STAGE

Straitjacket Sex Screens: Mapping Asian American Manhoods in the Movies
Prof. Celine Parreñas Shimizu, UC Santa Barbara

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