Venue: Russell Square College Buildings Room: G51 Speaker: Professor Assefa Tefera Dibaba (Addis Ababa) In Oromo worldview, land and land resources are not just to be used but also to be revered and cared for. However, with the advent of both Christianity and Islam, land was removed
Professor Catherine Servan-Schreiber (CNRS Paris) offers a reading list that explores orature and mobility in North Indian popular culture.
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