South Asia Seminar Series: Women and Conflict in India

Date

Wed, 01/06/2016 -
16:00 to 17:30
The Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's

Convenor

Dr Faisal Devji

Speaker(s)

Sanghamitra Choudhury (St Antony's; Sikkim)

The book launched at this talk analyses the impact that prolonged socio-political conflict in India has had on political and social spaces for women. Focusing in particular on Assam in the North East of India, it looks at how the conflict can be restricting, and yet can also have the potential to expand these spaces for women owing to the collapsing of boundaries of gender roles, thereby creating niche areas that may be leveraged for socio-political transformation.

A discussion of the book will be followed by a screening of A Measure of Impunity, a short documentary by Sanjoy Hazarinka and Mauleenath Senapati on the effects on women of conflicts in Nagaland and Assam.

Drinks will be served in the foyer of the Hilda Besse Building after the discussion and screening.

Further Information

Sanghamitra Choudhury is Assistant Professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at Sikkim University, India, and is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include Gender and Peace Building, Human Rights, Folklore and Identity Issues and Movements in India. The South Asia Seminar Series is organised by the Asian Studies Centre, St Antony's College, with the support of the History Faculty.

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