Angana P. Chatterji
Angana P. Chatterji (@ChatterjiAngana) is Co-chair of the Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative, Center for Race and Gender, University of California, Berkeley. A cultural anthropologist, Dr. Chatterji focuses her work on issues of political conflict, majoritarian nationalism, religion in the public sphere, and reparatory justice and cultural survival. In Kashmir, Dr. Chatterji co-founded and co-convened (2008-2012) the People’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice. Dr. Chatterji’s recent scholarship is focused on political violence and coloniality in Kashmir; prejudicial citizenship in India and the delimits of absolute nationalism; and concurrently, her research also focuses on questions of belonging and legacies of conflict across South Asia.
Dr. Chatterji’s publications include: BREAKING WORLDS: Religion, Law, and Nationalism in Majoritarian India; The Story of Assam (2021, Lead Author); Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism is Changing India (2019, co-editor); Conflicted Democracies and Gendered Violence: The Right to Heal (2016, lead author); Kashmir: The Case for Freedom (2011, co-author); Violent Gods: Hindu Nationalism in India’s Present (2009); and the report, BURIED EVIDENCE: Unknown, Unmarked and Mass Graves in Kashmir (2009, lead author). In October 2019, she testified at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing focused on Kashmir.
Articles by this author:
Election in India’s Largest State Accelerates Anti-Muslim Hate Speech and Violence
Feb 14th, 2022
Kashmir: A Place Without Rights
Aug 5th, 2020