Gender Studies Program to Host Lecture on Feminism From Indian Perspective

Anita Singh will visit Nebraska Wesleyan University on Thursday, October 24 to present “Mapping Feminist Debates: Questions from the Indian Context.”

Singh teaches in the English Department at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India, where she is also the co-coordinator of the Centre for Women’s Studies and Development. She is currently a Fulbright Nehru Visiting Lecturer at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, teaching a course on gender and theater.

Her presentation begins at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 24 in Old Main, room 308.

Singh will discuss the inescapable linkages with western feminism, the position of women in colonial and independent India, and the challenges to Indian feminism postured by globalization and the Hindu Right. She suggests that feminist theories in India are a challenge to the reduction of local feminism.

Her recent book is Gender, Space and Resistance: Women and Theater in India. In 2008 her short story “The Wait” won the Special Commendation Award in the Muse India Fiction Contest.

This lecture, sponsored by NWU’s Gender Studies Program, is free and open to the public. 

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