Readings from The Spectral Wound. Sexual Violence, Public Memories and the Bangladesh War of 1971
By Dr Nayanika Mookherjee
Nayanika Mookherjee is the Research Director and Reader of Socio-Cultural Anthropology in Durham University. In June 2014 she was invited to the international summit End Sexual Violence in Conflict and in October 2014 she was awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman (for overseas Indians) award at the House of Lords for her work on gendered violence during wars. She has published extensively on anthropology of violence, ethics and aesthetics. Her book: The Spectral Wound: Sexual Violence, Public Memories and the Bangladesh War (2015, Duke University Press, Foreword by Prof. Veena Das) was among the top two books shortlisted for the BBC’s Thinking Allowed and Best Ethnography Award.
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