Center for South Asia Weekly Lecture Series
"Illicit Sex in a ‘Globalizing’ World: Gender, Mobility, and Law in Eighteenth-Century Marwar" Divya Cherian (Assistant Professor, History, Princeton University)
Thursday, March 01, 2018
206 Ingraham Hall
By examining archival references to non-marital sexual relationships and their repercussions, such as abortion, in the changing context of eighteenth-century Marwar, this paper will seek to trace the effects of an increasingly inter-woven globe upon the bodies and lives of elite women. In doing so, the paper explores how the early modern period reshaped the lives of those who appeared fixed, immobile, and seemingly beyond the pale of the energetic flows of an incipient modern age.