Sadhana Naithani is Professor and Chairperson, Centre of German Studies and Coordinator of the Folklore Unit at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. Her books include In Quest of Indian Folktales: Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube and William Crooke, The Story Time of the British Empire, Folklore Theory in Postwar Germany, Folklore in Baltic History, and a novella, Elephantine, as well as films in collaboration with Sudheer Gupta.
The subject of Professor Naithani's talk at Notre Dame is the Indian-born naturalist and writer Jim Corbett (1875-1955), who was of Irish descent. Oxford has published many of his writings. The Corbett TIger Preserve in India is named after him.
In her talk, Professor Naithani will explore Corbett's writings and contextualize them as a critique of the colonial exploitation of Indian wild animals, particularly the tiger.
Co-sponsor: Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs