E. Dawson Varughese (Independent scholar, UK and India) presented his research entitled Public wall art in Mumbai: ‘seeing’ Indianness, gendered violence and patriotism at the Sociological Research Colloquium.
When: Friday, 16th March 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room (First Floor), Department of Sociology, University of Delhi
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.
Other Research Colloquiums
- ‘Disciples of the Word’ by Savyasaachi
- ‘Imagery as Discourse: Locating Developmentalism in Indian Currency and Coinage and its Contestations’ by Amit Prakash
- ‘Go-Betweens in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Science Studies’ by Kapil Raj
- ‘Bollywood’s Law: Cinema, Justice and the Gujarat 2002 Mass Violence’ by Dr. Oishik Sircar
- ‘Petitioners from the Meanest Cast: Petitions and the Early Colonial City in South India’ by Dr. Aparna Balachandran