South Asia Seminar Series: Women and Conflict in India
The book launched at this talk analyses the impact that prolonged socio-political conflict in India has had on political and social spaces for women. Focusing in particular on Assam in the North East of India, it looks at how the conflict can be restricting, and yet can also have the potential to expand these spaces for women owing to the collapsing of boundaries of gender roles, thereby creating niche areas that may be leveraged for socio-political transformation.
A discussion of the book will be followed by a screening of A Measure of Impunity, a short documentary by Sanjoy Hazarinka and Mauleenath Senapati on the effects on women of conflicts in Nagaland and Assam.
Drinks will be served in the foyer of the Hilda Besse Building after the discussion and screening.