The Ebb and Flow of Everyday Contacts: Forging Literary Communities in Early Modern Panjab by Dr. Purnima Dhavan

Texts in Punjabi have for much of its history been written in multiple scripts and engaged deeply with myriad textual, aural, and oral communities. The words and letters of literary agents in 17th century Punjab, this lecture argues, actively shaped communities and networks, pointing to the boundaries some wished to enforce, and the boundaries that others transgressed. Join Purnima Dhavan, Associate Professor, UW Seattle, for an interesting information session on the literary communities in early modern Punjab.

Co-sponsored by the Centre for India and South Asia Research and the Department of Asian Studies, UBC

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