Atlantic Gandhi, Caribbean Gandhi

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Title: Atlantic Gandhi, Caribbean Gandhi
Alternative Title: Atlantic Gandhi, Caribbean Gandhian
Author: Natarajan, Nalini
Description: Presented on April 2, 2009, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Skiles building room 2, Georgia Tech campus. Sponsored by GT's Writing and Communication Program and the Gandhi Foundation of USA. Nalini Natarajan was born in Madras (now Chennai) and raised in New Delhi and Bombay (now Mumbai). Upon graduation with an MA from Delhi University, she taught at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. She obtained her Ph.D as a British Council Scholar and a recipient of the Fellowship from the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the United Kingdom from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, U.K. Thereafter, she was hired into a tenured faculty position at Miranda House, Delhi, and taught there for a while. After a short stint as a postdoctoral scholar at Yale University, she moved to Puerto Rico in 1987 with her husband, tropical ecologist John Parrotta. Through her background and domicile, she combines an interest in India and its many regions, local languages and cultures, British domestic and imperial culture in the Nineteenth Century, feminist theory, and Caribbean and Latin American issues. She has proposed innovative courses in these areas, including her latest ones focusing on the city. She is the author/editor of two books and numerous articles. She is working on a book scheduled for publication with Callejon Press entitled The Resonating Island, a series of intercultural essays on the Caribbean and South Asia. She currently divides her time between San Juan and Washington DC where she occasionally helps coordinate the panels on a yearly South Asia Literary festival of new authors in conjunction with the Smithsonian.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/28693
Date: 2009-04-02
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Literature, Communication, and Culture
University of Puerto Rico (Río Piedras Campus). Faculty of Humanities
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Indian diaspora
Diasporic nationalism
Indo-Caribbean people
Modernity and non modernity

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