Announcing the third book event on South Asia-related topics held by Dartmouth College.
Conversations on South Asia Series
Akshya Saxena, “Reading the Anglophone in Postcolonial India: Vernacular English”, Feb. 15th, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM (EST).
You are cordially invited to a zoom book event featuring author Akshya Saxena. The book serves as a comparative study of three centuries of English literature and media in India. It tells the story of English in India as a tale not of imperial coercion, but of a people's language in a postcolonial democracy. Focusing on experiences of hearing, touching, remembering, speaking, and seeing English, Akshya Saxena delves into a previously unexplored body of texts from English and Hindi literature, law, film, visual art, and public protests.
📚Book Spotlight: “Reading the Anglophone in Postcolonial India: Vernacular English” by Akshya Saxena
📅Date: February 15th, 2024
⏰Time: 12:15 PM-1:30 PM EST
💻Register Here: https://forms.gle/grzc5SWh5V93HfzTA
Don't miss this opportunity to delve into the transformative influence of English as a language in India—serving both as a tool for state control and a powerful means for protest. Join us for a compelling discussion with the author, Akshya Saxena, exploring the political significance of English in the contemporary world. Discover how Reading the Anglophone challenges established notions, offering a fresh perspective on the language's role in shaping postcolonial democracies and its utilization by marginalized groups to contest state power.The book will be discussed by distinguished commentators Rashmi Sadana and Michael Allan.
Akshya Saxena, Assistant Professor of English, Vanderbilt University
Rashmi Sadana, Associate Professor of Anthropology, George Mason University
Michael Allan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Oregon
Preeti Singh, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College
Sponsored by the Department of Asian Societies, Cultures and Languages (ASCL) and the Bodas Family Endowment for South Asian Studies at Dartmouth College.
QR code (leads to registration form) on the poster.