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Gender and Criminality in Bangla Crime Narratives: Late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries

By | 2018-07-31T11:45:15+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gender and Criminality in Bangla Crime Narratives: Late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries examines Bangla writings related to crime in the late 19th and early 20th century Bengal in terms of gender.

Re-imagining Histories through Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War (Raghu Karnad)

By | 2018-07-25T12:09:44+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are nations created by their histories? Raghu Karnad's book 'Farthest Field' problematizes British and Indian memorialisations of WWII.

MULOSIGE recommends: Multiple impressions: the coexistence of scribal practices and printing technologies in texts

By | 2018-06-06T14:10:20+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

An interdisciplinary symposium and workshop for graduate students and early-career researchers on the, Histories of the production and reproduction of texts in Asian and African geographies by copyists, scriptoria, or printers.

Orature, Literature and History: Exploring Northern Indian Popular Culture (19c-20c) – PART 1

By | 2018-05-02T13:22:32+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

How does awareness of contemporary orature change the way we approach historical texts? How can we use these texts as sources to write a history of the region which produced them? How can we use narrative patterns to compare distant forms of orature? And how can we make orature seriously part of the study of world literature?

William Wellington Gqoba’s Isizwe Esinembali Xhosa Histories And Poetry (1873 – 1888)

By | 2018-06-06T13:10:06+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Sanele Ntshingana recently received an honours degree in African languages from Rhodes University. He is now studying for an MA in African Languages with a focus on historical sociolinguistics. His research interests include Xhosa historiography, the making and unmaking of archive and the production of "history". The late eighteenth century southern seaboard

Approaches to Global Intellectual History: Jürgen Osterhammel

By | 2017-08-19T19:36:44+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Categories: Interventions|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Jürgen Osterhammel discusses Eurocentrism and the status of world history in the German academy

Entangled Histories: Qurratulain Hyder’s Fireflies in the Mist

By | 2017-05-23T14:43:34+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Categories: North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When does a book become part of world literature? When it is translated into a major language, published by a metropolitan publisher and endorsed by renowned writers? So why has Qurratulain Hyder’s novel failed to register?