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Ambai at York University

October 2, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Sidney Smith Hall Room 2098

Ambai will be delivering the lecture “Food for Thought: Some Reflections on Personal and Tamil Literary Engagement with Food and Life” as part of the Conflict and Food Study Group’s FemFood Talks. Her collection A Kitchen in the Corner of the House was published this fall.

Dr. C. S. Lakshmi is an independent researcher in Women’s Studies. She is a prolific Tamil writer of fiction under the pen name Ambai. Her stories have been translated in five volumes: A Purple Sea, In a Forest, A Deer, Fish in a Dwindling Lake, A Night with a Black Spider, and A Meeting on the Andheri Overbridge. She is currently the Director of SPARROW (Sound & Picture Archives for Research on Women).

This is the inaugural event of the Conflict and Food Study Group at York University. It is presented with the support of the Department of Humanities, Faculty of Graduate Studies and York Centre for Asian Research at York University, and Tamil Worlds Initiative and Culinaria at the University of Toronto.


October 2, 2019
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Sidney Smith Hall Room 2098
100 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3 Canada
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