In this final session Catherine Servan-Schreiber and Camille Buat will introduce selected texts from the vendetta epics and the bidesiya tradition (songs of migration).
In this week-long course, Prof Catherine Servan-Schreiber (CEIAS, Paris) and Camille Buat (Sciences Po, Paris and University of Göttingen) will explore the living traditions in the Bhojpuri language of Northern India.
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?
In an ecocritical reading of Hindi author Phaniswarnath Renu, Amul Gyawali explores the dichotomies in his writing: state-society, centre-periphery and, crucially, man-nature
A three-day workshop (14, 15 and 16 December 2017) hosted by MULOSIGE in collaboration with the Raza Foundation (New Delhi) and Delhi University