Volume 2. Issue 1. 2014
Violence/Erasure/MemoryRidhima Sharma Of Reigning Silences and Quivering Words: Kumher Kaand of 1992 Sriram Mohan The Memories of a Spark: Reconstructing the 1965 riots in Madurai against the imposition of Hindi Shweta Singh Representation of Dalit Women in Dalit men’s autobiography and in Dalit women’s autobiography Mohamed Shafeeq K Reading the Malappuram Debate: Postcolonial State and the Ethics of Place Gayatri Viswanath Power and Resistance: Silence and Secrecy in Avatar - The Last Airbender Nithila Kanagasabai The Din of Silence: Reconstructing the Keezhvenmani Dalit Massacre Ronojoy Sircar Bearing Witness: A Study of Shadows, Dreams, and Tales Amit K Suman and Namita Singh Event, Memory and Historical Analysis: A Reconstruction of Temple Destructions in India
SubVersions | Volume 2. Issue 1. 2014 | Violence/Erasure/Memory
The papers in this issue of SubVersions have their genesis in the 5th edition of Frames of Reference (FoR), the annual student-organised seminar of the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The theme of the seminar, ‘Violence/Erasure/Memory’ was an attempt to initiate conversations around the wave of communal violence that swept through many parts of the country two decades ago in the aftermath of large-scale mobilisation by various Hindu fundamentalist outfits around the Babri Masjid dispute. The contemporary resurgence of the chauvinist right-wing forces in the country, built upon a sustained campaign to rewrite history and erase memories, warrants an engagement with voices that explore memories of violence and the violence of erasure, not only in the context of religion but also in the context of everyday, normalised – physical as well as symbolic – violence that preserves and perpetuates the oppressive edifices of patriarchy, caste, and class.