The ICGC Research Circle on “Subjects, Objects, Agents: Young People’s Lives and Livelihoods in the Global South” presents:
Power and Protest: Bengali Textile Workers and Resistance Narratives
Presented by: Dr. Samia Khatun, University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh
Abstract: Dr. Khatun has begun a 400-year history of girls and young women (mostly between the ages of 13 and 21) engaged in textile work in what is now Bangladesh. Concentrating on worker-produced sources, Dr. Khatun is taking a “slices-through-time approach” and will focus on how workers have memorialized five key moments in the history of textile production through song and poetry, beginning with Mughal Bengal and ending with the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh in 2013.