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Tibetan and Himalayan Studies guest lecture
March 15, 2013 - 10:15-12:00
Invitation to guest lecture (open to all): “Identity Politics and the Changing Religious Landscape in Sikkim” by Ph.D. Candidate Mona Chettri (SOAS).
The lecture will take place in seminar room 4, P. A. Munch’s House.
Mona Chettri is currently a Ph.D. student at SOAS, University of London (Department of Languages and Cultures of South Asia), and her research interests include socio-political movements, borderland cultures, and development discourse in South Asia and everyday forms of politics.
Please read more about Chettri’s work and the lecture.
* ‘Choosing the Gorkha – at the crossroads of class and ethnicity in the Darjeeling hills’, “Asian Ethnicity,” available online:
* Peer Review – Reviewed articles for “South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies” (2010)
and “Studies in Nepali History and Society” (2012).
* Forthcoming Book Review of Saul Mullard’s “Opening the Hidden Land – State Formation and the Construction of Sikkimese History” (Leiden: Brill 2011) in “Himalaya, the Journal for Nepal and Himalayan Studies.”
The guest lecture is organized by the interfacultary Research Seminar in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies series funded by Religion in Pluralist Societies (PluRel).