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Conversations on South Asia with Karuna Wielenga

Join us for a bonus talk in the Conversations on South Asia series featuring Karuna Dietrich Wielenga’s new book, Weaving Histories (OUP 2020).

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
12:00pm – 1:15pm
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars
Registration required.

What can the history of South India’s handloom industry tell us about economic history? How did changes in growing, cleaning, spinning, and weaving cotton shape this history? And how did local, regional, national, and global forces affect the lives of ordinary weavers?  

Using an expansive array of sources— textual, material, and agricultural—Karuna Dietrich Wielenga’s new book, Weaving Histories: The Transformation of the Handloom Industry in South India 1800–1960, addresses these questions. Join us for a bonus event in the Conversations on South Asia series to hear more!     

Prasannan Parthasarathi (History, Boston College) and Maxine Berg (History, University of Warwick) will join the conversation as discussants.

Elizabeth Lhost (History, Society of Fellows, Dartmouth College) will moderate.


This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration for the zoom meeting is recommended: https://dartgo.org/weavinghistories

The "Conversations on South Asia Series" is sponsored by the Dartmouth College Society of Fellows | Bodas Family Academic Programming Fund | Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program | Department of History

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For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Lhost

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