Women and Conflict in India

Hajong, Shanti Sena

Women and Conflict in India

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Dahrendorf Room
Speaker(s): 
Sanghamitra Choudhury (Agatha Harrison Fellow, St Antony's College; University of Sikkim)
Convenor: 
Dr F Devji
Series: 
South Asia Seminar

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.

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.

This seminar series is organised with the support of the History Faculty.