Monday, 26 January 2015

Reflections on gender violence, neoliberalism and the Hindu Right

A panel discussion with Tanika Sarkar and Kavita Krishnan

6.30-8.00 pm, Thursday 12 February 2015
Khalili Lecture Theatre
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Eminent feminist historian Professor Tanika Sarkar and leading feminist and left activist Kavita Krishnan will reflect on multiple forms of gender violence in India, both in the recent past and under the current government of Narendra Modi, the challenges faced by those confronting this violence, and how it has been affected by India’s neoliberal policies and the rise of the right-wing political forces of Hindutva.

Tanika Sarkar is Professor of Modern History in the Centre for Historical Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. She has published extensively on women and the Hindu right, cultural nationalism and the politics of Hindutva, as well as social reform in colonial and postcolonial India.  
Kavita Krishnan is secretary of the All-India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA). She is also editor of ‘Liberation’ which is the monthly journal of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist).

Co-chaired by Navtej Purewal (SOAS South Asia Institute) and Kalpana Wilson (LSE Gender Institute).

Organised by SOAS South Asia Institute and LSE Gender Institute in collaboration with Freedom without Fear Platform