Cancelled | Transnational perspectives in juvenile literature: Gay-Neck (1927) and Dariyalal (1938)

Thursday, 5 July, 2018 - 12:30

With apologies, please note that this seminar has been cancelled


WiSER, Oceanic Humanities and CISA invite you to a lunch time seminar by

Rimli Bhattacharya

Transnational perspectives in juvenile literature: Gay-Neck (1927) and Dariyalal (1938)’

‘While movement across the seas and oceans have been mapped for millennia, it is only in the first half of the 20th century that many of these transnational links found space and a ‘voice’ in juvenile literature in different part of the world. This chapter selects two unlikely writers, both of Indian origin but with otherwise quite disparate trajectories, and studies the episteme of the ‘adventure tale’ set in ‘other lands’.

Wednesday, 4th July

WiSER Seminar Room,
6th Floor, Richard Ward Building,
East Campus, Wits University

All welcome.

Rimli Bhattacharya works on gender and performance, primary education and children’s literature. She is the author of Binodini Dasi: ‘My Story’ & ‘My Life as an Actress’ (1998); Public Women in British India: Icons on the Urban Stage (2018) and co-author of Sur Pippa: ‘Notes on Running Feet’ (2012). Her forthcoming works include The Dancing Poet: Rabindranath Tagore and Choreographies of Participation  and Children’s Literature in India: Many Tongues, Many Realities.

Her translations from Bangla into English include novels by Rabindranath Tagore and Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay, the latest being Restless Waters of Ichhamati (2018). She has collaborated with artists and filmmakers on several projects and is currently working on a script on expressive forms in the subcontinent straddling land and sea. She has trained in Comparative Literature at Jadavpur and Brown Universities and currently teaches at the University of Delhi.