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Public wall art in Mumbai: ‘seeing’ Indianness, gendered violence and patriotism  


E. Dawson Varughese
Independent scholar, UK and India



Friday, 16th March 2018 at 3:00 p.m. 

Venue: Seminar Room (First Floor),Department of Sociology, University of Delhi 

You are cordially invited to attend the presentation and participate in the discussion.



This research paper examines public-generated wall art in two locations in Mumbai. Through semiotic analysis, I explore how ideas of ‘Indianness’, gendered violence and patriotism are communicated by way of image and text, highlighting how meaning resides in the palimpsestic – in the layers of paint, languages, the physical sites and cultural contexts in, and through which, the wall art resides.

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Address: Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, 
University of Delhi (North Campus)
Delhi - 110007

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