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[Talk] Ponni Arasu: The past, present and futures of Queer movements in India

Dr. Ponni Arasu will share her insights about the history of the fight for Queer rights in India, including decriminalisation, over the past two decades, based on her work as a queer feminist lawyer, activist, researcher and theorist.


Time: July 10th | 18.15

Location: Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Anton-Wilhelm-Amo-Str. (formely M*str.) 41, 10117 Berlin, Room 408

Contact: Urmila Goel and Beate Binder


With an approach that emerges from queer organising and discourse-making, she will place queerness in India within a web of interconnected structures of power/hegemony and corresponding interconnected movements of resistance. This will be a story of an 'intersectional' legal battle which is based on an understanding of social hegemony and resistance that is not adequately represented by 'intersections' but is better understood through an idea of 'wholeness' of our identities and experiences. Ponni will present history that is partially autoethnographic as she played a part in these historical processes.

The presentation will offer insights about: queerness; social identity and experience; processes of movement building and analyses; and of interconnected hegemonies and resistance - grounded in a specific history which can be useful for any context.

 

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