South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

South Asian Writers Speak: Women, War and Trauma

In honor of International Women¢€™s Day, a group of South Asian writers (from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh) will examine the role of women in literature in times of war and trauma. The writers offer a wide spectrum of perspectives on living through wartime and trauma, either in their native countries or abroad. Readings from original works will be interspersed with discussion about themes and contexts, the topics ranging from partition narratives and the 1971 civil war in Pakistan th

Wed, March 8, 2006 | Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

WRITERS: Sorayya Khan: Books published: Noor. New Delhi: Penguin, India, 2004. Waqas Khwaja: Books published: Mariam¢€™s Lament and Other Poems. Lahore, Pakistan: Sang-e-Meel, 1992. Short Stories from Pakistan, Edited, with translations, notes and a critical introduction, UBS and South Asian Books, New Delhi, India, 1992. Mahmud Rahman: Independent writer. Alka Roy: Independent Writer. Sehba Sarwar: Books published: Black Wings. Islamabad: Alhamra Publishing, 2004. Ilana Yusof: Books published: Picture This . . . , Islamabad, Pakistan: Alhamra Publishing, 2001. Sponsored by The South Asia Institute, The University of Texas at Austin The Center for Women and Gender Studies, The University of Texas at Austin VBB (Voices Breaking Boundaries)

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