conf. on Dowry & Bride Burning
witzel at husc.harvard.edu
Sun Sep 10 16:08:18 EDT 1995
The following is brought to the attention of members, especially in New
THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
DOWRY AND BRIDE-BURNING
September 30, October 1 and 2, 1995
at Pound Hall, Harvard University
It is feared that until the end of this decade another 25,000 newly
married women will be burnt to death in India by their in-laws over dowry
disputes. According to the Home Ministry, Govt. of India, the number of
dowry deaths was 4,277 in 1993 and 5,817 in 1994. The unofficial numbers
are much higher, and they are rising every year.
To help stop this, a conference will be held at Harvard with
participation of the following speakers:
Att. Subhadra Chaturvedi, at the Supreme Court of India
Dott. Enrica Garzilli, Harvard Law School
Att. Rani Jethmalani, at the Supreme Court of India
Dr. Sita Kapadia, New York University (emer.)
Dr. Malaya Khaund, Delhi University, India
Dr. Julia Leslie, London University, UK
Dr. Werner Menski, London University, UK
Dr. Bisvam Rambilass, Durban University, South Africa
Dr. Arvind Sharma, McGill University, Canada
Dr. Renuka Sharma, Melbourne University, Australia
Dr. Michael Witzel, Harvard University
Registration: Saturday, Sept. 30, 1:30 p.m.,
Pound Hall, Harvard University.
Registration fee $5 for students, otherwise $40.
Begin: Saturday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m.
For further information, please contact:
Prof. M. Witzel Mr. H.B. Thakur
Chair, Committee on Chair, Board of Directors
South Asian Studies Internat. Society Against
Harvard University Bride Burning in India, Inc.
Conference Office: 53 Church Street, 2nd floor, Cambridge MA
Phone: 617-496-8570 (Dr. Witzel) 508-546-7354 (Mr. Thakur)
email: witzel at husc3.harvard.edu
Mailing address: P.O.Box 8766, Salem MA 01971 USA
ALL INTERESTED ARE WELCOME!
durjanasya ca sarpasya varam sarpo na durjanah |
sarpo dazati kaalena durjanas tu pade-pade ||
Michael Witzel Department of Sanskrit
Wales Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Studies
Chair, Committee on South Asian Studies 53 Church Street
Harvard University Cambridge MA 02138,
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