South Asia Research Seminar: India, Mauritius and the Indian Ocean - Literary Perspectives

Free Public Lecture

South Asia Research Seminar: India, Mauritius and the Indian Ocean - Literary Perspectives

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Australia India Institute, the University of Melbourne

147-149 Barry Street Carlton VIC 3053

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Drawing on representations of India in Mauritian literature and culture, this talk will examine an ‘off-shore’, ‘island-centered’ view of the ‘Grande Péninsule’. The talk will argue that despite historical linkages created through indenture migration in the 19th century and strengthened political ties between India and Mauritius in the postcolonial era, Mauritian literary cultures remain ambivalent with regard to India’s cultural dominance in the Indian Ocean region.

Presenter Srilata Ravi is Professor of French Literature at the Faculté Saint-Jean of the University of Alberta.

Presenters Srilata Ravi

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