Emotions and Modernity in Colonial India: Book Discussion

Emotions and Modernity in Colonial India maps the history of emotions in India between the uprising of 1857 and World War I. Situating the prevalent experiences, interpretations, and practices of emotions of the time within the context of the major political events of colonial India, the book goes beyond the dominant narrative of colonial modernity and its fixation with discipline and restrain, and traces the contemporary transformation from a balance in emotions to the resurgence of fervor.


Margrit Pernau is a Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Professor at the Freie Univerisität, Berlin.


Sudhir Chandra is an Associate Fellow at Mizoram University, Aizawl.

Soofia Siddique is an Assistant Professor at St. Stephen's College, Delhi.


Rajeev Bhargava is a Professor at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.

Friday, 11 October 2019
5 pm, CSDS Seminar Room
29 Rajpur Road, Delhi