Andy Kavoori’s talk, titled “The Word and the World: Lessons from South Asia and Beyond,” will focus on a theorization of contemporary media practices around the interrelated network of what he calls the “logics of globalization”. These include capitalism, nationalism, modernity and post-colonialism. He will seek to demonstrate the complexity of these logics in the working of media in South Asia and beyond.
Vibrant Table: A Culinary Tour of South Asia - Part 1: Pakistan
Anna Morcom is Professor of Ethnomusicology at Royal Holloway University in London. She will speak from her book, Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance: Cultures of Exclusion, which was awarded the 2014 Alan Merriam prize book award by the Society for Ethnomusicology. In this talk, Professor Morcom covers multiple worlds of Indian dance - from courtesans to the Bollywood fitness craze. She examines male, female and transgender dancers and details the forces of inclusion/exclusion that have shaped these worlds of Indian performing arts.