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Wednesday, 8th July, 2020

Mukulika Banerjee

Mukulika Banerjee

Mukulika Banerjee is the inaugural Director of the LSE South Asia Centre and is Associate Professor in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has conducted ethnographic research in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan between 1990-1993 and in India since 1998. Her publications include Why India Votes?, The Pathan Unarmed and The Sari and, as editor, Muslim Portraits. She is currently completing a monograph entitled Cultivating Democracy based on 15 years of research in rural India.

Session

The Sari:

Mukulika Banerjee and Malika Verma in conversation, introduced by Rta Kapur Chishti

A session that explores the beauty, adaptability and fluidity of India’s most iconic garment. Writer and anthropologist Mukulika Banerjee has co-authored The Sari. Malika Verma has spearheaded The Sari : An Anthropology of Drape. Together, they speak of their relationship and connection with the sari and it’s timeless history. Introduced by Rta Kapur Chishti.