Guest lecture: Prof. Jyoti Atwal

Guest lecture: Prof. Jyoti Atwal

FACULTY  LECTURE: PROFESSOR JYOTI ATWAL  
Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and Adjunct Professor, Department of History 
 
Margaret Cousins (1878 – 1954):  An Irish Woman in the Indian National Movement 
 
In 1992, Barbara Ramusack in her pioneering article discussed different categories of British women’s engagement with women in colonial India -- maternal imperialists, feminist allies and cultural missionaries.  While the assemblage of these categories popularized the idea of a variety of feminist ideologies and practices, it broadened the space and scale of geographies of Western feminism.  Professor Atwal’s paper proposes to explore the anti colonial dimensions of these geographies of Western feminism through the experience of an Irish suffragette – Margaret E. Cousins (1878-1954). 
 
Wednesday 11 October:  17h00
 
Venue:  D1049, Main Building
 
Jyoti Atwal is Associate Professor at JNU and Adjunct Professor in the Department of History. She teaches gender history. Her major publications include a book on Real and Imagined Widows: Gender Relations in Colonial North India (2016). Presently she is writing a biography of an Irish suffragette Margaret Elizabeth Cousins (1878-1954).