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Author Nagar, Richa, author

Title Hungry translations : relearning the world through radical vulnerability / by Richa Nagar, in journeys with Sangtin Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan and Parakh Theatre
Published Urbana (Ill.) : University of Illinois Press, [2019]
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Series Transformations: womanist, feminist, and indigenous studies
Transformations: womanist, feminist, and indigenous studies
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Photographs; Series Editor's Foreword; Note on Transliterations, Translations, and Poems; Aalaap; Part One Staging Stories; Part Two Movement as Theater: Storylines, Scenes, Lessons, and Reflections; Walking Together; A Long War: Diary of a Battle: From Job Cards to Unemployment Allowance; The Journey Continues; Part Three Living in Character: "Kafan" as Hansa; Nourishment; Mumtaz and Budhiya; Hansa, Karo Puratan Baat!: Based on Premchand's story,"Kafan"; Entangled Scripts and Bodies: Theater as Pedagogy; Hungry for Hansa
Part Four Stories, Bodies, Movements: A Syllabus in Fifteen ActsPrologue; One More Time; Synopsis and Backdrop; Initial Keywords, Props, Premises; Formal Outcomes, Expectations, Grades, and Assignments; The Fifteen Acts; Closing Notes: Retelling Dis/Appearing Tales; Backstage Pages; Glossary of Selected Words and Acronyms; Notes; Works Cited; Index; Back Cover
Summary Experts often assume that the poor, hungry, rural, and/or precarious need external interventions. They frequently fail to recognize how the same people create politics and knowledge by living and honing their own dynamic visions. How might scholars and teachers working in the Global North ethically participate in producing knowledge in ways that connect across different meanings of struggle, hunger, hope, and the good life?Informed by over twenty years of experiences in India and the United States, Hungry Translations bridges these divides with a fresh approach to academic theorizing. Through in-depth reflections on her collaborations with activists, theatre artists, writers, and students, Richa Nagar discusses the ongoing work of building embodied alliances among those who occupy different locations in predominant hierarchies. She argues that such alliances can sensitively engage difference through a kind of full-bodied immersion and translation that refuses comfortable closures or transparent renderings of meanings. While the shared and unending labor of politics makes perfect translation--or retelling--impossible, hungry translations strive to make our knowledges more humble, more tentative, and more alive to the creativity of struggle
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes On-line resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 19, 2019)
Subject Saṅgatina (Organization)
Feminism -- India
Feminist theory
Marginality, Social -- India -- Sītāpur (District)
Poor women -- India -- Sītāpur (District) -- Social conditions
Rural women -- India -- Sītāpur (District) -- Economic conditions
Rural women -- India -- Sītāpur (District) -- Social conditions
Women political activists -- India -- Sītāpur (District)
Women's rights -- India -- Sītāpur (District)
Women's studies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0252051416