Center for South Asia Weekly Lecture Series
"There's Nothing Naive About Teasing Eve: Sexual Harassment Culture in North India” Lalita du Perron (Associate Director, Center for South Asia, UW-Madison)
Thursday, February 15, 2018
206 Ingraham Hall
The euphemism "eve-teasing" in North India is frequently used to represent street sexual harassment. In this talk I suggest there is a parallel between the apologetic insistence on Krishna’s innocence and divinity in the stories of his “erotic pranks”, and the ongoing refusal to take seriously the street sexual harassment that pervades the lives of women in North India.