African Worlds: Gaurav Desai

Date(s) - 03/19/2015 - 03/20/2015
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Gaurav Desai is Professor of English and African and African Diaspora Studies at Tulane University. While on campus he will be featured at three events. On Thursday, he will give a lecture considering Mohandas Gandhi’s formative, early career in South Africa, focusing on his conceptions of race in the context of the long cultural exchange in the Indian Ocean between Africa and India. On Friday, Desai will meet with students in Peter Leman’s and Aaron Eastley’s African Literature classes. If you have students who might be interested in more direct interaction with Desai, they are welcome to attend. On Friday, Desai will also meet with the African Worlds research group to discuss his book Commerce With the Universe.

March 19
Gandhi As Allegory: The Politics of Race Relations in Early Twentieth Century South Africa
JFSB B192, 3:00-4:00pm

March 20
Student Meeting
JFSB 4188, 11:00am

African Worlds Research Group Meeting
JFSB 4101, 3:00pm

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