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Conversations on South Asia with Mytheli Sreenivas

November's "Conversations on South Asia" event features Mytheli Sreenivas (OSU) discussing "Reproductive Politics and the Making of Modern India."

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
12:15pm – 1:15pm
Zoom: https://dartgo.org/conversations-sreenivas
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars
Registration required.

From the publisher's website:

Beginning in the late nineteenth century, India played a pivotal role in global conversations about population and reproduction. In Reproductive Politics and the Making of Modern India, Mytheli Sreenivas demonstrates how colonial administrators, postcolonial development experts, nationalists, eugenicists, feminists, and family planners all aimed to reform reproduction to transform both individual bodies and the body politic. Across the political spectrum, people insisted that regulating reproduction was necessary and that limiting the population was essential to economic development. This book investigates the often devastating implications of this logic, which demonized some women’s reproduction as the cause of national and planetary catastrophe.

Register to attend: https://dartgo.org/conversations-sreenivas

More details forthcoming.


The "Conversations on South Asia" series is sponsored by the Bodas Family Academic Programming Fund, the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program, and the Department of History at Dartmouth College.

All are welcome.

For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Lhost

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.