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Shailaja Paik joins South Asia Center for Manuscript Workshop

November 10, 2020

On Thursday, October 22, the South Asia Center hosted Dr. Shailaja Paik (Associate Professor of History, University of Cincinnati) to discuss her new book project “Becoming Vulgar”: Caste, Sexuality, and Humanity in Modern India. Bringing together students and faculty across multiple departments at UW, this reading workshop gave junior scholars a rare opportunity to read and ask questions about Paik’s book proposal and manuscript development. A short presentation from Dr. Paik was followed by a lively discussion about Dalit politics in Maharashtra, discourses of humanity, and casteism in modern South Asia.