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769. The Sacred and the Sexual in South Asian Literatures

Sunday, 12 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Mayfair, Sheraton Chicago

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on South Asian Languages and Literatures

Presiding: Indrani Mitra, Mount Saint Mary's Univ.

1. "Islam: The Rights of Women and the Patriarchal Readings," Masood Raja, Univ. of North Texas

2. "Loyalty, Polygamy, and the Conjugal Modern," Sukanya Banerjee, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

3. "Secular Sexualities: Material Manifestations of the Sacred and Articulations of Resistance in Shyam Selvadurai's Funny Boy," Rahul Gairola, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

Responding: John Charles Hawley, Santa Clara Univ.

For abstracts, write to after 15 Dec.


  • Asian Literatures

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