Nalini Natarajan will speak on
“Tamil Women of the Transvaal”
The paper contextualizes the mobilization of the Tamil women of the TRANSVAAL by Gandhi in relation to the history of women's indenture and that of the 'Madrasi' 'coolie.' It discusses the 'problem' of the coolie woman worldwide, the specificity of South African 'coolie' women, and the role Gandhi played
Nalini Natarajan, is Professor of English at University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, author most recently of The Resonating Island: The Caribbean in Postcolonial Dialogue (Terranova), and the forthcoming Atlantic Gandhi (Sage).
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