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The Institutionalization of Folklore in Contemporary Bangladesh: Converging Culture and Politics

Talk
On Tuesday 12 March 15.15-16, 30 at Finngatan 16 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, seminar room 1, SASNET together with Svalorna Indien, Bangladesh hosts a talk on the Institutionalization of Folklore in Contemporary Bangladesh. The talk will be held by professor Frank J. Korom, Boston University.

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Abstract of talk 

After the founding of Bangladesh, the new nation immediately began to take steps to create a national culture. To do this, they continued a project that was started before the Partition in 1947, but now drew on figures whose identities could be clearly tied to Bangladesh. This led to the incorporation of folklore as a major market of identity in the nation. To carry out the necessary research, the Bangla Academy was formed to bring to light those aspects of Bengali culture perceived to be distinct for Bangladesh. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, interviews, and archival research, this paper located the study, production, and consumption of folklore at the forefront of nation-building.

 

Information about Professor, Frank Korom.

Time: 
12 March 2019 15:15 to 16:30
Location: 
Finngatan 16 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, seminar room 1,
Contact: 
Andreas.johansson [at] sasnet.lu.se

About the event

Time: 
12 March 2019 15:15 to 16:30
Location: 
Finngatan 16 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, seminar room 1,
Contact: 
Andreas.johansson [at] sasnet.lu.se