EIHS Lecture: "Forensic Proofs of Age and the Enactment of Childhood in Colonial India"
Ishita Pande is Associate Professor of History at Queen's University, focusing on post/colonial South Asia and the British Empire. In 2013, she was a Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, London (UK) and at the Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College, Hanover (US). She is the author of Medicine, Race and Liberalism in British Bengal: Symptoms of Empire (2010). She is currently working on the emergence of childhood and sexuality as disciplinary and governmental problems in the early twentieth century, with a focus on child marriage in India. This book-length project is provisionally titled "Coming of Age: Law, Sex and Childhood in Colonial India."
Free and open to the public.
This lecture is part of the Thursday Series of the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. It is made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.