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Once Upon a Time in the Present

UCLA Postcolonial Literature and Theory Colloquium Series and the Center for India and South Asia presents author and historian, Lata Mani.

Thursday, February 10, 2011
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Humanities Building Room 135
Los Angeles, CA 90095

It would not be considered radical to propose that the world is an interdependent singular whole of which everything is an integral, albeit complexly related, part. Yet the ways of thinking and being we have come to privilege tend to disaggregate self and phenomena from the multiple dimensions with which they are inextricably bound. This talk explores some dimensions of this problem by means of a meditation on language, labour and poststructuralist theory.


Lata Mani is the author of SacredSecular: Contemplative Cultural Critique, Routledge, 2008; The Tantra Chronicles (compiled with Ruth Frankenberg) 2007, Interleaves: Ruminations on Illness and Spiritual Life, 2001 (second edition forthcoming from Yoda Press) and Contentious Traditions: The Debate on Sati in Colonial India, University of California Press, 1998; Oxford University Press, India, 1999. She has published articles in Modern Indian History, Cultural Studies, Feminist and Post-Colonial Theory. She is also the author of three childrens books.

Co-sponsored by:

UCLA "Cultures in Transnational Perspective" Mellon Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities

UCLA Center for the Study of Women

Parking is available at Lot 2 or 3 for $10 all day or hourly rates. Please see the following link for a campus map:

Cost : Free

Juliana Espinosa

Sponsor(s): , Gender Studies, UCLA "Cultures in Transnational Perspective" Mellon Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities

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