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Being an honourable hindu girl: understanding sexuality, agency, and the city in hindu nationalist disourses

Titel der Veranstaltung Being an honourable hindu girl: understanding sexuality, agency, and the city in hindu nationalist disourses
Veranstalter Göttinger Centrum für Geschlechterforschung (GCG) und Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS)
Referent/in AASTHA TYAGI
Einrichtung Referent/in CeMIS
Veranstaltungsart Podiumsdiskussion
Kategorie Campus Leben
Anmeldung erforderlich Nein
Beschreibung The current ruling government in India belongs to the largest Hindu
nationalist coalition in the country. Rashtra Sevika Samiti (hereon,
Samiti) is the parallel women’s organisation to the ideological head of
Hindu nationalism in India, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Together, along with affiliate organisations, they believe in the idea of the
Hindu nation (Akhand Bharat/Hindu Rashtra) devoid of the undesirable
‘other’. This project seeks to understand how young women are sought to
be socialised into a particular idea of nationhood. Based on participant
observation in the organisations‘ camps in 2013 and 2017, this paper uses
the pedagogic narratives used by the Samiti authorities that create the aura
of threat rooted in the city and the body of the ‘other’ (male, Muslim).
The paper argues that by collapsing and combining the threat of sexual
violence into the space embodied by the ‘other’ and vice-versa, Samiti
creates a cautionary ideology against mobility and choice. Secondly, such
a discourse enables the mobilisation and creation of a desired form of
‘Hindu masculinity’. Additionally, through in-depth interviews with young
women attending the camp, it has emerged that young women actively
negotiate and respond to such narratives, and devise strategic methods to
navigate the everyday of the public sphere.
Discussants:
Lalit Vachani, filmmaker (CeMIS)
Dr. Nandagopal R. Menon, anthropologist (CeMIS)
Zeit Beginn: 12.12.2017, 18:00 Uhr
Ende: 12.12.2017 , 20:00 Uhr
Ort Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum
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