Malathi de Alwis gives 2014 Asia Lecture

  Lt-Rt: Doris Sung, Gunjan Sondhi, Janice Kim, Harini Sivalingam, Philip Kelly, Arun Nedra Rodrigo, Malathi de Alwis, Jennifer Hyndman, Sailaja Kirshnamurti

Lt-Rt: Doris Sung, Gunjan Sondhi, Janice Kim, Harini Sivalingam, Philip Kelly, Arun Nedra Rodrigo, Malathi de Alwis, Jennifer Hyndman, Sailaja Kirshnamurti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malathi de Alwis gave the 2014 Asia Lecture at York University on 4 November 2014, Trauma, Memory and Forgetting. In post-war Sri Lanka, the battle for memory and forgetting plays a central role in the state’s fraught relationship with its Tamil population who have borne the brunt of a 3-decade long war. Her lecture delineated certain contours of this festering wound while exploring an alternative politics of bereavement and memorialization encompassed in the work of one of Sri Lanka’s foremost artists, T. Shanaathanan.

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