定海谈 Dinghai Talk 089
Kalimpong as Ethnography:
Writing from Elsewhere
Historical Kalimpong from 1933
讲述 Speaker：Prem Poddar
Discussants: Liang Jie, Lisa Lindkvist Zhang
Hosts: Chen Yun
时间：2018年1月21日周日14:00 - 17:00
Time: 14:00 - 17:00, Jan 21 Sun, 2018
Venue: No. 252, Dinghaigang Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai
Lanuage: English with Chinese Translation
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This talk is an attempt to give you a sense of some work I have been doing in the last 2 years or so. It relates to the border town of Kalimpong （噶伦堡）, which became quite central in terms of China-India interactions. (Incidentally this was also the town where I grew up as a boy) . The talk today relates to how the Eastern Himalayas in particular, and India in general, have been written and imagined. I am particularly interested in how the Himalayas, seen from there, that is, on the other side of China, look when seen through the lens of the colonial, local-national and transnational writings, whichever disciplines these texts might come from. Here I am going to present to you, broadly these three— colonial, national, transnational— moments, in terms of the three vectors that form the kernel of my paper. These vectors or directions attempt in their own ways to narrate the space of Kalimpong.