BIC TALKS
BIC TALKS
Jun 29, 2020
28. The Statues are Falling!
28 min

Rahul Rao (@thariel) and Poorna Swami discuss whether cities, nations and communities should retain statues honouring 18th and 19th century slave traders and imperialists. 

There are movements to bring down the statues of Confederate Generals in the United States of America, Colonial rulers in Europe, Gandhi in Africa. Rahul and Poorna explore if they are morally justified. If they are, where does one draw the line?

Rahul Rao is a senior lecturer at SOAS, the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and the author of ‘Out of Time: The Queer Politics of Postcoloniality’ (Oxford University Press 2020). Poorna Swami is an independent writer and journalist based in Bangalore. 

BIC Talks is brought to you by the Bangalore International Centre. Visit the BIC website for show notes, links and more information about the guest.

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