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Center for South Asia Weekly Lecture Series

"Namaste Nation: Postcolonial Orientalism and the American Yoga Industry" Rumya Putcha (Assistant Professor, Performance Studies, Texas A&M University)

Event Details

Thursday, February 22, 2018
12-1 p.m.
This research indicates that rather than cultivate tolerance and inclusivity, the American yoga industry, with the support of the Indian government’s policies, including a yoga visa program aimed at Americans, is instead breeding new incarnations of orientalist and postcolonial white supremacy.