Research Focus Group Colloquium: Agents of Ishq and the Radical Possibilities of Love

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April 26, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

2135 Social Sciences and Media Studies

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This colloquium will explore with Paramita Vohra the experience of co-creating a digital space about sex, love, and desire in India.

Paromita Vohra is an Indian media artist and writer who works with a range of forms, including film, comic books, digital media, installation art, and writing, to explore themes of feminism, desire, urban life, and popular culture. Her filmography as director includes the documentary Partners in Crime, which will be screened on April 27 at 7:00 pm at the Pollock Theater, as well as the documentaries Unlimited Girls, Q2P, and Morality TV and the Loving Jehad. She has written the feature film Khamosh Pani; the documentaries Skin Deep, Stuntmen of Bollywood, and If You Pause; the play Ishquiya: Dharavi Ishtyle; and the comic book Priya’s Mirror. In addition, she has published essays on film, popular culture, love, and desire, as well as several short stories. She also writes a weekly newspaper column “Paro-normal Activity” for Sunday Mid-Day. In 2015, Vohra founded the Agents of Ishq, an award-winning digital platform for conversations on sex, love, and desire in India, and she is currently serving as its creative director.

Sponsored by the IHC’s South Asian Religions and Cultures Research Focus Group, Department of Film and Media Studies, and Department of Feminist Studies


April 26, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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