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

Professor Zamindar's Essay on the Significance of Looting in Hyperallergic

June 8, 2020

History professor Vazira Zamindar's essay "'Looting': The Revolt of the Oppressed" appeared in Hyperallergic on June 5th, 2020. Zamindar discusses the racist origins of the term "loot" in colonial India and argues that with President Trumps call for the killin of those "looting," it's becoming increasingly significant. Read the full essay.