Dr. Swati Moitra on Reading Cultures and Women’s Travel in 19th Century India

Sep 13, 2021


Dr. Swati Moitra, cultural studies scholar, is in conversation with Anahita Sachdev, producer at The Swaddle, on how reading groups challenged the ‘good’ woman ideal in colonial Bengal, the anxieties around women’s travel in 19th century India, and the impact of digital media on reading cultures in India today.

Note: At c. 5.30, Dr. Swati is referring to Gaganendranath Tagore’s work.


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