OUT NOW! - Creolization, Language, and the Lusophone Voice

The second episode in the podcast CALLIOPE speaks focuses on creolization, language and speech in 19th century Bengal. In the episode post-doctoral researcher Esha Sil discusses her research in the CALLIOPE project.

Sil discusses cultural encounter, exchange, and creolization in the Bengali context through the study of sound and poetry. She showcases Anthony Firingi, a Portuguese-Bengali poet, as an example of reverse creolization. Firingi composed lyrical debates and performed devotional songs in secular places, giving the songs radical political agency.

Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud and find the transcription below.