PSU Friends of History Lecture: "The Superhero on Mumbai Streets"
Gyan Prakash, Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, Princeton University
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011
Time: 7 PM
Place: Lincoln Hall 75, Portland State University, 1620 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR
Based on a chapter from his new book, Mumbai Fables: A History of an Enchanted City (Princeton University Press, 2010), Gyan Prakash's talk concerns the crisis of the liberal-democratic state in the 1990s and the appearance of a superhero in a popular comic-book series. In particular, Prakash will examine locally produced comic books as a way of understanding perceptions of modernization and corruption in that city.
The talk is sponsored by PSU's Friends of History and the Indian Student Assocation.
For more information visit www.pdx.edu/foh.
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