Shayoni Mitra, 'Violating Performance: Women, Law, and the State of Exception'

Assistant Professor of Theatre Shayoni Mitra discusses the Delhi based women's ensemble,Theatre Union and how it aided and enlarged the concerns of the women's movement, specifically by engaging in legislative discourse, their plays on sati and dowry serving as prime examples of what Gayatri Chakravarty Spivak calls "enabling violation." Sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women.