Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Cancelled: Anisa Bhutia — The Social Life of Roads: An ethnography of 10th Mile in Kalimpong

Thursday, May 7, 2020

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Via Zoom

Anisa Bhutia is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Department of Anthropology and is pursuing her PhD at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has been working on the entanglements of Islam and Tibet since 2012. Her MPhil dissertation looked at the intricacies between the relation of Islam and Tibet through the so-called ‘Tibetan Muslims’ settled in Srinagar, Kashmir. Her doctorate research is a study of goods, trade, economy, and cosmopolitanism in Kalimpong town in the eastern Himalaya. She is a recipient of the DAAD Exchange Scholarship to the University of Münster and the Inlaks Research Fellowship to King’s India Institute, London. She studies anthropology of borders, infrastructure, mobility, place and belonging.