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THE THREE PATRIARCHS OF EMBATTLED LOVE: CASTE, RELIGION AND STATE

November 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A talk by Meena Kandasamy

In this talk, Meena Kandasamy, Gallatin’s Global Faculty-in-Residence and author of The Gypsy Goddess (Harper, 2014), discusses her site-responsive chronicle of the Dharmapuri atrocity which occurred in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On one day in October 2012, in response to the love affair between a caste-Hindu Vanniyar woman and a Dalit man, the homes of 300 Dalit people were burned. Kandasamy reflects on the event, explores how one bears witness to violence and the social realities of India’s caste-embattled terrain, and considers what it means to be a politically engaged writer who seeks to unravel the specifics of caste violence in contemporary Tamil history.

This event is co-sponsored by SouthAsiaNYU.

Details

Date:
November 13, 2018
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Website:
http://gallatin.nyu.edu/utilities/events/2018/11/ThreePatriarchsOfEmbattledLove.html

Organizer

SouthAsiaNYU.
Email:
southasia@nyu.edu
Website:
https://southasianyu.org/

Venue

The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
1 Washington Pl,
New York,, NY 10003
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Phone:
212) 998-7370
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