Lata Parwani

Lata Parwani

Spring 2013 Class Hours: 

Tue/Fri 2:35 pm – 3:50 pm

Office Hours:

Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Biography

Lata Parwani is a PhD candidate in History at Tufts University. Lata’s dissertation, Sindhis between Region, Religion, and Nation, is a social history of the Sindhi Hindu minority community from Sindh, a Muslim majority province that became a part of Pakistan. Her study investigates questions of identity, citizenship and belonging faced by the Sindhi Hindus following the 1947 partition of the Indian subcontinent. Engaging with literature on nationalism, decolonization, post-colonial studies, and diaspora theory, this project examines the ways in which Sindhi Hindus have negotiated their regional, religious, and national identities in the aftermath of decolonization.

Publications

“The Legends of Jhuley Lal: Deconstructing a Sindhi Cultural Icon,” in Michel Boivin and Matthew A. Cook eds., Interpreting the Sindhi World: Essays on Society and History. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2010

Research Interests

Modern South Asian history; colonialism; nationalism; decolonization; diasporas