CHLET Public Distinguished Lecture

Each year, CHLET invites one leading scholar or practioner in the field of sexuality, health law and public policy to deliver the CHLET Public Distinguished Lecture on the most pressing questions in the discipline.

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“Legal Constructions of Sexuality in Colonial Lucknow”

4th September, 2012

(This lecture was conducted in collaboration with the Centre for a New South Asia)


Prof. Veena Talwar Oldenburg is a professor of History at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Prof. Oldenburg has previously taught at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University, USA. Prof. Oldenburg is a native of Lucknow, India. She has a bachelors degree from Loreto Convent College and an M.A. from the University of Lucknow. She has a second masters from the University of Bridgeport and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has authored a number of books and articles including, the Making of Colonial Lucknow: Princeton University Press, 1984 and Dowry Murder : The Imperial Origins Of A Cultural crime : Oxford University Press, 2002.

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Anand Grover is a senior advocate at the Supreme Court of India and a trustee of the Lawyers Collective. He is also the project director of the HIV/AIDS Unit at the Lawyers Collective and the UN Special Rapporteur on Right to Health.

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Colin Gonsalves is a senior advocate at the Supreme Court of India and the founder of the Human Rights Law Network.