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Virtual Lecture – A Multifaceted Glimpse into Modern India

Date(s) - Tuesday, July 12th
7:00 pm CDT - 8:15 pm CDT


dsc0801-version-2India is one of the most diverse countries globally. From language to religion, the country has been hailed as one of the most complex amalgamations of various cultural identities. Despite these differences, Indian society has upheld its unity and cohesiveness. 

Join Dr. Rochona Majumdar, author and Associate Professor at the University of Chicago in the Division of the Humanities – South Asian Languages and Civilizations, for this introduction to modern Indian history, focusing on the histories of caste, gender, and religion over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to better understand contemporary Indian lives and realities.

Museum Members $5 | Nonmembers $10

In connection with Beyond Borders: The Art of Siona Benjamin, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, June 17 – September 25, 2022. 

About the Presenter
Rochona Majumdar is an Associate Professor in the departments of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Marriage and Modernity: Family Values in Colonial Bengal (Duke University Press, 2009), Writing Postcolonial History (Bloomsbury, 2010), and Art Cinema and India’s Forgotten Futures (Columbia University Press, 2021). Majumdar is also the editor of From the Colonial to the Postcolonial: India and Pakistan in Transition (with Dipesh Chakrabarty and Andrew Sartori, Oxford University Press, 2007).

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