Lecture on Indo-Carribean Literature at PU

Chandigarh March 1, 2019

        Department of  English and Cultural Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh organized a lecture on ” India outside India : The Indo-Carribean Literary Space After Indentureship- An introduction” by Dr. Judith Misrahi-Barak, Associate Professor at University Paul Valery Montpellier, France,  here today.

        Dr. Judith  spoke about Slave trade in India during the times of British Colonization. The emergence of Indo-Carribean literature was brought into the discussion and the canonical texts were discussed for instance, “House of Mr. Biswas” by V.S. Naipaul, “The Jumbie Bird” by Ismith Khan and the works of Mahadai Das. These works have also been translated to various languages and she also talked about the problems faced while translating Carribean slang to colloquial one. She introduced a new perspective to look at the word “Kaalapani” which was an emancipatory route to Carribean.

        The lecture was informative and helpful for the scholars pursuing their researches in the Indo -Carribean Literature.

         Dr. Meenu Gupta, coordinator for the event prsesented token of love to the guest speaker.

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