[Soasiastudents] REMINDER: Anjan Ghosh's Office Hours, Thom 403,
juneds at u.washington.edu
Thu Nov 2 16:04:48 PST 2006
Anjan Ghosh will hold office hours for students in Thomson 403 at 1:30 PM. There is no sign-up sheet for the office hours.
His office hours will be followed by South Asia Chai at 2:30 PM and his talk at 3:30 PM. Anjan Ghosh will be speaking on:
Intimations of Violence: Rumor and Violence during the Ayodhya agitation in West Bengal and Bangladesh
November 3, Friday, 3:30 PM, Thomson 317
West Bengal witnessed communal violence after nearly three decades, in the wake of the demolition of the Babri mosque, in December 1992. What role did rumor play in precipitating this violence? How did rumors circulate between West Bengal and Bangladesh? What did it mean in the variant political contexts that prevailed across the borders?
Anjan Ghosh completed his Ph.D. (1998) in Anthropology & History from the University of Michigan. He is a Fellow in Political Science, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India. Presently, he is a Fulbright Visiting Professor at International Studies, Portland State University, for Fall 2006.
His research interests include: Informal modes of communication and violence, specifically rumor and communal violence in Bengal 1946-92; Durga Puja in contemporary Calcutta; and history of sociology and social anthropology in India.
His Publications include: Anjan Ghosh edited with Partha Chatterjee: History and the Present, New Delhi, Permanent Black, 2002.
2. edited with Eva Maria Nag: Re-thinking Discrimination in South Asia (mss.
under review) 3. 'The Stricture of Structure or the Appropriation of Anthropological Theory', Review, 1991.
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