Farooq Sulehria, Department of Liberal Arts (DLA), will be on three-member panel for a webinar titled, ‘Partition through Popular Media’. The webinar is organized by the Centre for South Asia, University of Pennsylvania.
Date: Feb 10 (Friday evening)
Time: 8:00 pm (pst).
Other discussants include Afroja Shoma (American International University, Bangladesh) and Amit Ranjan (National University Singapore).
To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-on-partition-through-popular-media-tickets-512632606927
This session will be moderated by Professor E. Sridharan (Uni of Pennsylvania, Editor-in-Chief India Review) and Dr Anthony Cerulli (Uni of Pennsylvania, Editor India Review).
The discussants are recent contributors to the special issue on Partition in the peer-reviewed academic journal India Review (Volume 21, Number 3) published by Taylor and Francis under their Routledge imprint.
This special issue has been guest edited by Amit Ranjan and Farooq Sulehria.
All the articles in this volume interrogate the continued portrayal of ‘otherness’ or communal differences, which were at the root of the partition, in the various forms of mass media, films and textbooks across India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. These analyses are of immediate importance in the current environment in the subcontinent. Partition, therefore, is viewed not just as a historical episode, but a living memory that is continuously being portrayed in a variety of ways that shape how later generations understand it. Building on this volume, the speakers will provide analyses on the larger theme of Partition studies in their respective countries.