What Have Cartoons Got to Do with Gandhi's Truth?

Khadi, Salt and Sathyagraha of Graphic Satire

  • Mon 18 Mar 19

    13:00 - 14:00

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event speaker

    Dr Ritu Khanduri Associate Professor of Anthropology University of Texas

  • Event organiser

    Sociology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Dr Sandya Hewamanne

Take part in this 30 minute talk and 20 minute question and answer session for students, academic faculty staff and interested members of the public.  Learn more from Associate Professor Ritu Khanduri who is a cultural anthropologist and historian.

Dr Ritu Khanduri is the author of Caricaturing Culture in India: Cartoons and History in the Modern World (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Her research, publications and teaching focus on media, Gandhi, science education,globalization and South Asia, specifically in the contexts of colonial and contemporary India, and the Indian Diaspora.

Over the past few years, her research has advanced in three inter-related directions. The politics of shared media spaces is a central thread that runs through her current research on visual culture, which includes newspaper cartoons, comic books and Hindu images. The material cultural surrounding public perception of Gandhis politics and philosophy forms the next strand of Khanduris research.

This seminar is an open seminar series, hosted by Dr Sandya Hewamanne from Essex South Asia Research Network.

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