21 May 2024, 06:30 pm
Writing the Self: Women’s Questions in South India, Early Twentieth Century
Programme Type
Conference Room I, IIC main building

Speaker: Prof. Shanta Sinha, formerly Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad. Prof. Sinha is a recipient of the Padma Shri Award in 1998 by the Government of India, Albert Shanker International Educational Award, presented by Educational International in recognition of outstanding personal contribution for education in 1998; and Ramon Magsaysay Award, 2003 for community leadership

Chair: Prof. Sucheta Mahajan, formerly Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

An intergenerational narrative on the social transformation of women across a century. Constructed from the forgotten memories about the lives of three generations of women in the speaker’s own family from the early twentieth century, and taking it beyond.

The lecture is based on the paper prepared by Prof. Shanta Sinha as part of the IIC Sectoral Policy Group on History