Friday, February 27, 2015
2:00pm – 4:00pm
MIT, Center for International Studies
1 Amherst Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Friday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m. — Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics @ MIT
Amit Ahuja, University of California, Santa Barbara
Soldier, God, and the State: Religion in the Armies of India and Pakistan
Amit Ahuja is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California at Santa Barbara. His research concentrates on the processes of inclusion and exclusion in multiethnic societies, studied within the context of ethnic parties and movements, military organization, and inter-caste marriage in South Asia. He focuses on the politics of marginalized minorities—those who have been left out of social, political, and economic progress by virtue of their racial and ethnic characteristics, as well as their economic and religious status.
He has completed one book manuscript, Mobilizing Marginalized Citizens: Ethnic Parties and Ethnic Movements, and has a second book-length project currently in development called Building National Armies in Multiethnic States.