Lecture: "Orientalism", Anthropology and the South Asia Institute - Tuesday, 23rd August 6:30 pm, IIC Annexe
South Asia Institute Branch Office New Delhi and IIC cordially invite you to a lecture by
Prof. William S. Sax, Head, Department of Ethnology, SAI
"Orientalism", Anthropology and the South Asia Institute
Tuesday, 23rd August 2011
Auditorium, IIC Annexe
All are welcome!
In different ways and from various points of view, scholars from such diverse fields as Feminism and Gender Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and Transcultural Studies have questioned the value, and sometimes even the possibility, of a non-Indian achieving an adequate understanding of South Asia. In this lecture, Prof. Sax defends the possibility, and more importantly the value, of the kind of regional studies that is embodied by the South Asia Institute at Heidelberg University in Germany, which celebrates its fiftieth birthday next year.
Posted on 03 Aug 2011