Gaiutra Bahadur, Author
Chair: Sunil Amrith, Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Professor of History, Harvard University
In this talk, Bahadur will offer her reflections on migration and indentured servitude. Gaiutra Bahadur is an award-winning American journalist who writes frequently about migration, literature and gender. Her reporting, criticism and essays have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Dissent, History Today, Washington Post Book World, The Nation, Foreign Policy Magazine, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The (London) Observer and Ms., among other publications.
Her first book Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture was shortlisted for the 2014 Orwell Book Prize and won the 2014 Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Prize. The book provides a stunning analysis of indentured servitude while raising critical questions regarding the relationship between history and literature, space, indentured servitude, slavery, free labor, and migration, gender, etc.
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