Dr Pablo Mukherjee visits to talk on Kipling

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday 14th March Dr Pablo Mukherjee, Reader in English at the University of Warwick, came to give the Modern Studies Research Seminar on ‘The Dead Who Did Not Die: Rudyard Kipling and Cholera’. Dr Mukherjee spoke about the ways in which the British Empire in India, and the modern infrastructure it brought with it, contributed to the spread of disease even as British doctors and commentators including Kipling himself were priding themselves on how Western medicine was saving Indian lives. His talk ended with a fascinating reading of Kipling’s short story ‘The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes’ and a lively discussion with students and academics in the audience, including our own Kipling experts Dr Sue Walsh and Professor Bryan Cheyette.

 

     

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Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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