Postcolonial Theory


Saturday, April 2nd 2022,
9 AM PST  / 12 NOON EST / 9:30 PM IST

Colonialism is more than economic exploitation and exertion of political power, it involves a tremendous "transformation" in the social and cultural spheres through the process of generating literature on the colonized and then pumping that “knowledge” into the consciousness of the colonized through the establishment of institutions and universities. Long after colonialism has come to an end politically, the colonial discourse on India and Hinduism continues even today, albeit in seemingly politically correct ways, and gets replicated at various levels in mainstream academia across the world.

In this webinar, we will explore the theoretical tools that help us understand the impact of colonialism on the psyche and culture of the Hindu people and the parallels between other colonized indigenous people.

The Webinar will also introduce a graduate course titled "Postcolonial Theory" which is set to begin in April 2022.

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