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Workshop Series: Technology, Empire, and Decolonization in South Asia

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
ZOOM | REGISTRATION CLOSED
Technology, Empire, and Decolonization in South Asia
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am

Animesh Chatterjee (TU Darmstadt), "Light in the Dark Temple: Braiding 'Modernity' Around Electricity in Colonial Calcutta," respondent Projit Mukharji (University of Pennsylvania)

This workshop brings together recent PhDs from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, along with invited commentators, to discuss the relationships between technology, empire, and decolonization in South Asia. It aims to give scholars the opportunity to interrogate how they use the concept of “technology” in their work. Participants in the workshop analyze the application of technologies of colonial modernity in South Asia, as well as projects of local meaning-making for and through technology. While the workshop explores how technologies of empire were wielded by the colonial state, at its core is an effort to highlight diverse and divergent South Asian interpretations and engagements with technology in colonial and post-colonial contexts.

Registration is now closed as we have reached capacity for this workshop.

Sponsored by
Program in South Asian Studies