LASSnet Webinar Series - 21 October 2021 - BOOK DISCUSSION: Naming Violence: Torture and Terrorism in Colonial South Asia

On behalf of LASSnet anchored at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University in collaboration with the Centre for Law and Humanities, JGLS, and Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) SOAS, we invite you to join us for a panel discussion on the colonial histories of torture and terror in South Asia. 

This panel curates an important conversation between two authors, led by Radhika Singha and Joseph McQuade’s response on his book,  A Genealogy of Terrorism: Colonial Law and the Origins of an Idea (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and Jinee Lokaneeta's comment with Deana Heath’s response on her book, Colonial Terror: Torture and State Violence in Colonial India (OUP, 2021). 

Please join us for a discussion on 21 October 2021 (Thursday), 5.30 PM IST


Naming Violence: Torture and Terrorism in Colonial South Asia.


Mayur Suresh, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, SOAS, University of London



Radhika Singha, Eminent Historian and Professor of History, Formerly at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

Jinee Lokaneeta, Professor and Chair, Political Science and International Relations, Drew University

Joseph McQuade, Richard Charles Lee Postdoctoral Fellow in the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto

Deana Heath, Reader in Indian and Colonial History, University of Liverpool

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