Symposium on Women and Poetry in Premodern India

Speakers and Presentation Titles: Dr. Dolores Pizarro Minakakis (Independent Scholar, Cambridge, MA): “I Am That Same One: Women as Object and Subject in Sanskrit Poetry” Prof. Neelima Shukla-Bhatt (Wellesley College), “Moving Dreamlike on a Fading Road: Women Bhakti Poets of Medieval India” Prof. Sunil Sharma (Boston University), “Why Shouldn’t I Be Proud: Indo-Muslim Princesses and Courtesans as Poets” Abstract: This symposium will explore the roles of women in the three main South Asian literary cultures: the classical tradition in Sanskrit, vernacular traditions in languages such as Gujarati and Kashmiri, and the Indo-Muslim tradition in Persian and Urdu. The presentations will focus on women as both creators of poems and their representation in poetry by male poets. This symposium is co-sponsored by the BU Department of World Languages and Literatures, the BU Center for the Study of Asia, the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies & Civilizations, and the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program.

Speaker(s): Dr. Dolores Pizarro Minakakis, Prof. Neelima Shukla-Bhatt, and Prof. Sunil Sharma
Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 at 2:00pm until 5:00pm on Thursday, Apr 4, 2019
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), 725 Commonwealth Avenue (Room 200)
Open to General Public
Admission is free
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BU Center for the Study of Asia
Robert Murowchick
Boston University