Liza Oliver, History of Art, Wellesley College
South Asian Studies Council Colloquium Series: Visualizing Peasant and Bovine Self-Sustainability in the Famine Tracts of Colonial India.
In the second half of the 19th century, the Raj sponsored cattle competitions across India to educate ryots in ‘responsible’ bovine husbandry practices to mitigate famine. Photographs of these competitions, which demonstrate the fraught convergence of economic liberalism and colonial humanitarianism, aimed to constitute a model ryot of measurable self-improvement even as they reveal traces of bovine-peasant relationships that unsettle this newly-conceived colonial subject.
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Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
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