South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

Book Discussion on Forgotten Friends: Monks, Marriages and Memories of Northeast India by Indrani Chatterjee

Mon, February 17, 2014 | Garrison 4.100 (fourth floor)

2:00 PM

The Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History 
invites you to the History Faculty New Book Series
Join us next Monday for a book discussion on Forgotten Friends: Monks, Marriages, and Memories of Northeast India
 (Oxford University Press, May 2013), by Indrani Chatterjee, Professor of History.
"With vast erudition and intrepid research, Indrani Chatterjee has shown us how intensively gendered, multi-sectarian monastic institutions organized everyday life and political authority in regions of Tibeto-Burman language prevalence … from ancient to modern times. This book provides a new starting point for scholarship on regions that form what is called Zomia, where intricate histories have forever moved among mountains, valleys, and lowlands, mostly out of reach of historians, until now."
- David Ludden, Professor of History, New York University
"This powerful new work will captivate a wide readership … Though an historically precise and theoretically creative attention to the gendered relations of labor, landholding, marriage, and gifting that extended and localized the monastic institutions of Buddhism, Saivism, and Sufi Islam, Chatterjee reconnects the landscapes of Himalayan South Asia, eastern India, and western Burma.
- Anne M. Blackburn, Professor of South Asian Studies and Buddhist Studies, Cornell University
Monday, Feb. 17 | 2:00 p.m.
Garrison 4.100 (fourth floor)
Light refreshments served. No RSVP needed.
Please email Courtney to request a .pdf of the short reading selection to be discussed.

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