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AGENTS OF ISHQ and the Radical Possibilities of Love – Paromita Vohra, Freelance Media Artist and Writer based in Mumbai
April 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
A presentation about the experience of co-creating a digital space about sex and desire in India.
Paromita Vohra is a media artist and writer who works with a range of forms, including film, comics, digital media, installation art, and writing, to explore themes of feminism, desire, urban life and popular culture. Her films as director include the documentaries Partners in Crime (to be screened on April 27, 7 pm, Pollock Theater), Unlimited Girls, Q2P, and Morality TV and the Loving Jehad. Vohra has written the fiction feature Khamosh Pani, the documentaries Skin Deep, Stuntmen of Bollywood, and If You Pause, the play Ishquiya: Dharavi Ishtyle and the comic Priya’s Mirror. 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” in 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 is currently its Creative Director.
Sponsored by Department of Feminist Studies; IHC South Asian Religions and Cultures RFG