We are privileged to have Dr. Tanika Sarkar, acclaimed historian of womens histories and social movements in colonial and post-colonial India and former Professor of History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, in residence as the Indo-American Community Lecturer at the Institute for South Asia Studies in April 2019.
Tanika Sarkar is an acclaimed historian of womens histories and social movements in colonial and post-colonial India. She retired as Professor of History at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, and is the author of numerous books including, Bengal 1928-34 : The Politics of Protest ( Oxford, 1987 ); Hindu Wife, Hindu Nation: Community, Religion and Cultural Nationalism (Permanent Black Indiana University Press and Hurst , 2001 ), and Rebels, Wives, Saints: Designing Selves and Nations in Colonial Times (Permanent Black and Seagull, 2009), and has published widely in numerous journals and edited book volumes. Her more recent research focuses on the rise of the Hindu right and particularly on the implications and impacts for women in the emergence of contemporary right-wing Hindu movements in India.
About the Lecture Series
The Indo-American Community Lectureship in India Studies is a part of UC Berkeley's Indo-American Community Chair in India Studies, a chair endowed in 1990-91 with the support of the CG of India in San Francisco, the Hon. Satinder K. Lambah and hundreds of members of the Indo-American community. This lectureship enables ISAS, with the support of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), to bring prominent individuals from India to Berkeley to deliver a lecture and interact with campus and community members during a two-week stay. Past Lectureship holders include Upendra Baxi, Andre Beteille, Madhav Gadgil, Ramachandra Guha, Meenakshi Mukherjee, Narendra Panjwani, Anuradha Kapur, Ashis Nandy, Amita Baviskar, Romila Thapar, Nivedita Menon, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, and Nandini Sundar. Read more about the series or listen to past lectures HERE