Perceptions on indigeneity shared at meet in DU college
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Scholars and creative practitioners from multiple nationalities engaged in extensive deliberations on perceptions of indigeneity across diverse linguistic, literary and cultural registers in the capital.
Delegates from Canada, the USA, Nigeria, England, Taiwan and Germany, including Professor Julie Cruikshank of University of British Columbia and Professor Ronald Strickland of Michigan Technological University, attended the event.
The two-day conference 'De-territorializing Diversities: Cultures, Literatures and Languages of the Indigenous', was held at Maharaja Agrasen College. The Conference, organised by the college's Department of English, was held in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, Department of English, DU, and Forum for Teachers of English Language and Literature.
The conference brought together research ranging from cultural practices of Inuit communities in northern Canada and folk music of the Baul community in Bengal on the other. An exhibition titled Akhyan was put up by the IGNCA as part of the conference.