Agriculture and Anti-Imperialism: The Transnational Career of Pandurang Khankhoje

4 June 2019, 16:30 - 18:30

CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

All are invited to join us for this event in the 'cum panis' seminar series, hosted by gloknos at CRASSH. The 'cum panis' seminars are a space to share work currently in progress and break bread (or cake!) with new intellectual companions.

In this session, Dr Thomas Lindner (Predoctoral Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Human Development and member of the International Max-Planck Graduate School Moral Economies of Modern Societies) joins us to lead a seminar on his current research. Thomas is a historian, working on the Global 1920s, Cosmopolitanism, Urbanism, and Transnational History. His doctoral project analyses transnational networks of anti-imperialism in the 1920s by focusing on Mexico City as urban hub of diverse anti-imperialist actors. The project combines "global intellectual history“ with transnational social movement studies and attempts to link together the local urban context and the global interconnections of anti-imperialism. 
 

Pandurang Khankhoje was an Indian anti-colonial activist and agricultural scientist. After studying in the US, he was involved in the 'Hindu-German Conspiracy' against the British Empire during the First World War and worked towards anti-colonial revolutions in the Middle East. In the 1920s, Khankhoje came to Mexico, where he developed new maize crops. By focusing on Khankhoje’s activities in Mexico in the 1920s and 1930s, this talk examines the transnational career of an Indian revolutionary in dialogue with peasant and indigenous activism in Mexico. It hopes to spark discussion about agricultural knowledge production, transnational anti-imperialism, and unexpected histories of solidarity.


This event is free to attend, but seats may be limited so please email to confirm your attendance. 

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gloknos is initially funded for 5 years by the European Research Council through a Consolidator Grant awarded to Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya for her project ARTEFACT (2017-2022). ARTEFACT is funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (ERC grant agreement no. 724451). For information about gloknos or ARTEFACT please contact the administrator in the first instance.

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