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Saturday, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 205, JW Marriott

Censorship in South Asia: Vernacular (Post)Colonial Contexts

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Program arranged by the South Asian Literary Association. Presiding: Nalini Iyer, Seattle Univ.

1. “Iqbal, the Figure of Spinoza, and Ahmadis,” Rebecca Faulkner, Princeton Univ.

2. “The Vernacular, the National, and the Global in Old and New Nepal,” Pramod K. Mishra, Lewis Univ.

3. “‘If She Doesn’t Come Back to the Faith . . . [S]he Should Be Executed’: Literature, Censorship, and Taslima Nasreen,” Debali Mookerjea-Leonard, James Madison Univ.

4. “Perumal Murugan and the Dishonoring of Caste,” Subramanian Shankar, Univ. of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

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