Julia Stephens: The Crafty Widow: Mapping Gendered Mobilities Across InterAsian Geographies
The Center for South Asia Spring Lecture Series 2022
Thursday, March 3, 2022
206 Ingraham Hall
This lecture pushes back against the pervasive masculinist gendering of mobility in the emerging field of “InterAsian” studies, exploring preliminary strategies for pursuing this wider project through a close study of the life and legacies of Janbai, the matriarch of a family of Khoja-Muslim merchants who built substantial religious, economic, and cultural influence across the Indian Ocean.