Global Partitions Series for K-12 Educators: Impact of Partition on Bangladesh

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Join us for the first of three lectures in The Global Partitions Series for K-12 educators.

On May 4, Yasmin Saikia will present on the impact of partition on Bangladesh.

Yasmin Saikia is the Hardt-Nickachos Chair in Peace Studies at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict and a professor of history in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. Her work focuses on the histories of memory and identity; women, war, and peace; histories of premodern and contemporary South Asia (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) and engaging the history of Islam and Islamic values of peace. She is the author of the award-winning books, “Fragmented Memory: Struggling to be Tai-Ahom in India” (Duke, 2005) and “Women, War, and the Making of Bangladesh: Remembering 1971” (Duke 2010).

This event will consist of a 45-60 presentation by Professor Saikia followed by discussion and a Q&A session.

The first 10 Wisconsin K-12 public school teachers who register for this event will receive a copy ofWomen, War, and the Making of Bangladesh: Remembering 1971, Yasmin Saikia (Duke University Press, 2011).

This event is co-sponsored by Center for South Asia and IRIS NRC, UW-Madison.