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Historian Lisa Trivedi to deliver a talk on women in 20th century India, October 6, 2016

Cultural and social historian Lisa Trivedi will explore the lives of women in 20th century India in the lecture, “Depicting Labor, Performing Labor: Women at Work in Ahmedabad, 1937.” The talk will be held on Thursday, October 6, 5:30pm. This event will be held in Taylor Hall, room 203. It is free and open to the public.

Trivedi’s talk will focus on photographs that were commissioned by the Jyoti Sangh, a women's philanthropic organization dedicated to women’s advocacy, support, and vocational training organization. “Capturing ordinary aspects of these women’s lives and the enterprises through which they survived, the photographs are important material products of both philanthropy and photography of the era,” says Trivedi.

A professor of history at Hamilton College, Trivedi is currently working on a broad comparative study Bound By Cloth: Women Textile Workers in Bombay and Lancashire, 1890-
1940. This project focuses on the health, housing and consumption practices of Indian and British textile workers in the first half of the 20th century. Most recently Trivedi's scholarship has focused on photography in 20th century India, which will be the focus of her talk at Vassar.

This event is sponsored by Asian Studies Program, with co-sponsorship from the Office of Dean of Faculty, History, Political Science, Sociology, Art History and Anthropology.

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Posted by Office of Communications Friday, September 30, 2016