War and Peace | Literary Responses

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War and Peace: Literary Responses

Reading Group 2

Part of TORCH Critical-Thinking Communities

This event is free and all are welcome. 


The List of Readings:


  1. Kuroshima Denji, ‘Siberia in the Snow’ (1927)
  2. Mahmoud Darwish, ‘Identity Card’ (1964)
  3. Chinua Achebe, ‘Civil Peace’ (1971)
  4. Intizar Hussain, ‘The City of Sorrow’ (1973)
  5. Leila Baalbaki, ‘Three Maqalats’ (1973)
  6. Sivaramani, Pamathi, and Anar, ‘How were we done for in this war?’


Follow the link to the list.


This is a small, cohesive, and welcoming reading group interested in foregrounding a serious and sophisticated critique of war by revisiting twentieth-century responses to the increasing civilianization of military conflict from the ‘global south’ and aimed at facilitating interdisciplinary conversations within the humanities.


To join our mailing list or other queries, please contact any of the convenors:

Suchintan Das - DPhil candidate, Faculty of History (suchintan.das@merton.ox.ac.uk)

Urvi Khaitan - DPhil candidate, Faculty of History (urvi.khaitan@history.ox.ac.uk)

Madhurima Sen - DPhil candidate, Faculty of English (madhurima.sen@hertford.ox.ac.uk)


War and Peace: Twentieth-Century Responses from the Global South Project is part of the TORCH Critical-Thinking Communities