Seminar: African topographies in India: mapping a research across Indian Ocean heritages, African prints and art pr…

This presentation draws on Pedro Pombo’s ongoing research as a LeidenASA ASC-IIAS fellow that aims to situate the contemporary presence of Africa in India through three main locations: the (in)visible presence of diverse Afro-Indian communities, the production of African prints by Indian textile companies and art projects that critically approach the recent violence faced by African migrants in the country. While proposing disciplinary crossings, he researches for the possibilities of widening critical engagements with histories of Afro-Indian fluxes and the ways past heritages have been simultaneously informing the present and erased from contemporary discourses.

While the recent African migrant communities in Guangzhou, Hong Kong or New Delhi has been understood as connected to recent…

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