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Sangh Women in 2002 Gujarat: Affect and (Idea) Structures of Violence

Chitralekha Dhamija, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Institute for Advanced Study
Thursday, November 16, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
161 Louis A. Simpson International Building
Thursday, November 16, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

Chitralekha Dhamija is an assistant professor at the Centre for Media Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and a 2017-2018 visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study.  Her research interests include contemporary histories of participation in Maoist insurgency, ethnography and problems of prejudgment, and anthropology of violence/media. Chitralekha’s current work describes a new "militancy" in (Indian) Kashmir. Exploring its linkages with the uneven institutional flows of a troubled modernity, she particularly examines how digital discourse- and its frequent erasures, reconfigure not just social exchange and worship, ideas of self, community and nation, but also modes of political resistance.  She received her Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Sponsored by
Program in South Asian Studies