How to Read an Indian When You See One: The 1857 Uprising and Crisis in London -- Presented by Priti Joshi, Department of English
The Daedalus Society Presents Professor Priti Joshi in an evening of community and scholarly debate.
On May 10, 1867, the sipahis (Indian soldiers) of the British East India Company’s army in India mutinied, initiating the most significant challenge to British colonialism on the subcontinent. For Britons, one of the villains of the Uprising was a man named Nana Sahib about whom they knew little. In September two illustrated London newspapers were each able to procure an image of the “arch-fiend” – though the images are of two patently different men. This talk examines the dueling images to analyze forms of representation – visual, judicial, and sovereign – at play and the role the mass-production of images for the press played in fixing Indians in the popular imagination.
All members of the university community including faculty, staff, retirees, partners, and friends are welcome.
Faculty and staff members are encouraged to bring interested students to this event as their guests.
*Please note, for this rescheduled event, we are starting at 5:00pm with the reception and there will not be dinner, so no need to RSVP.
Rasmussen Rotunda, Wheelock Student Center