Conveners: Zobia Haq and Alizeh Tariq Paracha
Speaker: Professor Janaki Bakhle (UC Berkeley)
Dr. Janaki Bakhle is currently an Associate Professor in History at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, she taught at Columbia University where she was also the Director of the South Asia Institute. Her research interests include the intellectual history of religion in India, Indian political history, Indian feminist history, nationalism, gender and culture. Her first book, Two Men and Music: Nationalism, Colonialism and the Making of an Indian Classical Tradition, was published by Oxford University Press in 2005. Her forthcoming book is on Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, known as the chief ideologue of Hindu fundamentalism. In her book, she writes about sedition, colonial surveillance, and the emergence of Hindu fundamentalism in late nineteenth-century India. Dr Bakhle has a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University, an MA in History from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Economics from the University of Bombay.
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