Regulating Romance: Hindus, Muslims, and Proscribed Pleasure in Modern India by Charu Gupta
Thursday, Apr. 19 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMFree
This talk juxtaposes disjunctive invocations of Hindu male prowess and constructions of ‘licentious’ and sexually ‘ferocious’ Muslim male on the one hand, and assertions of recalcitrant romance on the other, in modern India. Taking as its cue manufactured campaigns by hegemonic homogenized Hindu identities and patriarchies around ‘abductions’ and conversions of Hindu women by Muslim men in early twentieth century colonial north India and in present-day India under the supposed threat of ‘love jihad’, the talk will probe intersections between masculinities, sexualities, religious identities, intimate lives and political articulations.