10/21: Rajeswari Sunder Rajan’s “The Novel and its Double: Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence and Indra Sinha’s Khaufpur”

The Novel and its Double: Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence 
and Indra Sinha’s Khaufpur”

A talk by Rajeswari Sunder Rajan

In this project, Rajan explores the implications of the curious fact that two major contemporary novelists, Orhan Pamuk and Indra Sinha, have constructed substantial and significant artifacts in the form of a museum and a website, respectively, as supplement to their novels, The Museum of Innocence (2008) and Animal’s People (2007)

Rajeswari Sunder Rajan is Global Distinguished Professor in the Department of English at New York University. She works in the areas of postcolonial studies, feminist theory, gender, law and religion in South Asia, British Victorian literature and the Anglophone novel in India. Her publications include Real and Imagined Women: Gender, Culture and Postcolonialism, and The Scandal of the State: Women, Law and Citizenship in Postcolonial India and the co-edited volume Crisis of Secularism in India

Friday, October 21, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

365 5th Avenue, Rm. 5414

The Graduate Center, CUNY