Angana P. Chatterji

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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.

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