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Anthropology Pratyoush Onta (Martin Chautari) - The making of a newly inclusive public sphere in Nepal during the 1990s

Friday, October 21, 2011 at 3:30pm to 6:00pm

McGraw Hall, 215
740-750 University Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

This talk has two main foci to demonstrate how: (a) magazines published during the early 1990s by the identity, history & pride associations of the newly active ethnic communities (janajati) transformed the previously restrictive panchayatera public domain; and (b) the work of not-for-profit media outlets was crucial to the realization of this long-form journalism of the mid and late 1990s in Nepal.

Dr Pratyoush Onta is an active public intellectual in Kathmandu. He received his PhD in 1996, in History, from the University of Pennsylvania and, in addition to his frequent writings in and on the medial in Nepal, is currently the General Secretary and Director of Research, Martin Chautari, Kathmandu, Nepal.

A question and answer session and reception will follow the talk. This event is open to the public and all members of the Cornell Community.

Co-sponsored by the South Asia Program and Department of History