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Subject: songs of Defiance (N. Bengal) 15 Dec 6.3-=8.30 GMT
Songs of Deviance and Defiance
Wed, December 15, 2021 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM GMT
A proposition of decolonial subjectivity through Bhawaiya folk songs of North Bengal
By Dr Nasrin Khandoker
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Jahangirnagar University

Chair: Dr Richard David Williams, SOAS, University of London

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 6.30 - 8.30 pm GMT

Zoom Session, organised by Brick Lane Circle

Nasrin’s ethnographic journey to examine the subversive possibilities to defy oppressive marital norms with Bangla folk songs has been embedded with her lived experience of being a Bengali woman. She was part of her research tracing the perils and pleasures of embodied sexual subjectivity through various Bangla social-cultural fields. The histories of Bengal were made by the political, religious and cultural encounter between British colonial mechanism and nationalist collective struggle of reconstructing the tradition of the Indian subcontinent.