University of California, Irvine
School of Humanities
Date & Time: 4/20/2006 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Department: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Event Title: Uma Chakravarty, University of Delhi: "The Blue Tin Trunk: Archiving women's lives"
Location: 300 Kreiger Hall
Uma Chakravarti is a historian and activist, and authored The Social Dimensions of Early Buddhism Oxoford UP, 1987; Rewriting History: The Life and Times of Pandita Ramabai with Kali For Women, Gendering Caste: Through a Feminist Lens, Stree, Kolkata, 2004, and co-edited From Myths to Markets: Essays on Gender, published by the Indian Institute for Advanced Study, Shimla in 2000 and Shadow Lives: Writings on Widowhood, published by Kali for Women, Delhi in 2001.
Uma Chakravarti has also been part of collaborative academic and democratic interventions on community strife and the complicity of the state in violence against particular segments of society, and has co-authored an oral history of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots titled The Delhi Riots: Three Days in the Life of a Nation. Her most recent involvement in this capacity has been with the International Initiative on Justice for Gujarat, an international feminist Tribunal that heard testimonies of survivors of the Gujarat carnage of 2002 whose report was published in December 2003.
Co-sponsored by UCI Women's Studies Program, Center for Asian Studies and History Department.