Avishek Ray: On the Roma’s Indian Origin: Genealogical Fantasy Reexamined
The Center for South Asia Spring Lecture Series 2022
Thursday, March 10, 2022
This talk focuses on the epistemic and political implications of ascribing an ‘Indian origin’ to the Roma. How do scholars and savants seek to understand Roma populations with reference to their purported origin and what ideas of Indian-ness does this entail?