Mother Tongues: The Disruptive Possibilities of Dalit Feminist Vernaculars
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 11:30am - 01:00pm
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A talk by Laura Brueck (Northwestern University)

This talk considers the critical possibilities of the term ‘mother tongue’ as part of Dalit feminist critiques of caste hierarchies and Dalit and non-Dalit patriarchies. It focuses on the works of Anita Bharti and Meena Kandasamy, both Dalit women authors who write in Hindi and English.

co-sponsored by the South Asian Studies Program and African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages & Literatures