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Alka Kurian leads discussion of Jhumpa Lahiri's The Interpreter of Maladies

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IAS Faculty member Alka Kurian led a discussion of Jhumpa Lahiri's The Interpreter of Maladies for Columbia Library-hosted Arts Gumbo Book Chats in partnership with SEEDArts this fall. The discussion book featured South Asian/Indian immigrant’s experiences.

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Alka Kurian publishes New Feminisms in South Asia: Disrupting the Discourse Through Social Media, Film, and Literature

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published a co-edited book New Feminisms in South Asia: Disrupting the Discourse Through Social Media, Film, and Literature (Routledge, 2017). This book is a study of the resurgence and re-imagination of new feminist discourse on gender and sexuality in South Asia as told through its cinematic, literary, and social media narratives. It brings incisive and expert analyses of emerging disruptive articulations that represent an unprecedented surge of feminist response to the culture of sexual violence in South Asia. Here, scholars across disciplines and international borders chronicle  ...

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Alka Kurian leads book chats at Columbia City Library

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian led a book chat on Mohsin Hamid's novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist on October 19 at Columbia branch library and moderated a film-screening program at Rainier Arts center on October 20. These programs...

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Alka Kurian publishes review of The Big Sick

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published “The Big Sick is Bold, Pushes Boundaries" in the International Examiner (6 September 2017, p. 14). Kurian suggests that this Pakistani diasporic film that has every one talking represents a new turn in South Asian representation in mainstream Hollywood film.

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Alka Kurian publishes "Post-colonial Transgression in Deepa Mehta's Feminist Quartet"

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published "Post-colonial Transgression in Deepa Mehta's Feminist Quartet," in Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan and Vimal Mohan John's co-edited collection of essays Behind the Scenes: Contemporary Bollywood Directors and Their Cinema.  In this chapter Kurian ...

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