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Cultivating Democracy: 15 Years of Election Ethnography from Eastern India
May 3, 2018 - 14:15-16:00
Mukulika Banerjee is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the India Studies Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is currently completing a book manuscript based on 15 years of ethnographic data of rural voters and their multivalent engagement with elections and voting activities in West Bengal, India. It is part of her wider interest in the cultural meanings of democracy in South Asia, especially India, and in political anthropology more generally.