[CANCELLED] Sohar: Becoming a Mother in Indian Women’s Folksongs by Dr. Archana Kumar

This event has been cancelled.

“Indian women’s folksongs are the voices that uninhibitedly articulate their pains, desires, longings, and fears.  I have viewed these “unmediated expressions” beyond the paradigm of conformity and dissent as the subtle shades of women’s lives in India are overlooked in this compartmentalization.  Through these songs of birth  – Sohar, I look at how woman is at the centre in these songs and how  her changing role as mother can be empowering and it would involve redefining the term and discourse.  These voices being sung, I also “hear” their music as it traverses other domains.”

Archana Kumar, Banaras Hindu University

Join Archana Kumar at CISAR as she divulges her intimate understanding of women’s self-expression and experiences through the medium of folk music.