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Nasir Uddin
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Department of Anthropology, University of Chittagong
My field of interest: Ethnicity in deterritorialized world, dialectics of colonialism and postcoloniality, subalternity and minority issues, anthropolology of space and intelligence, contested notions of religious and regional terrorism, dynamics of fundamentalism and secularism, regional formation of South Asia, political economy of the Chittagong Hill Tracts

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Life in Locker: The State of the Rohingyas in Bangladesh

Life in Locker: The State of the Rohingyas in Bangladesh

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This is a book about the "Rohingya", a group of religious, ethnic and linguistic minority people of Myanmar but now large number of whom live in Bangladesh as refugees and illegal migrants. They became stateless people when the Government of Myanmar enacted "Myanmar Citizenship Law" in 1982 which constitutionally excluded them as the citizens…


Posted on April 9, 2013 at 4:34pm

The Voice of the Silence

Just at 4.00 pm on February 12, 2013, people from every walk of life—working in offices, moving on the streets, riding on vehicles, shopping at market places, sitting inside houses, studying in schools, colleges and universities, doing share-transaction at broker houses, reporting at media houses, talking part in parliamentary activities, playing in stadium and all play grounds, even watching TV at drawing rooms & cooking at kitchens— suddenly stood still in silence. Besides,…


Posted on February 13, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Politics of Peace: A Case of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh

The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), bordering Bangladesh, India and Myanmar, has always been represented as the region of ethnic conflict and insurgency in Bangladesh. It is the home to eleven indigenous groups of people collectively known as Pahari. Since the migration from neighbouring states of Arakan of Myanmar and Tripura of India, they were politically independent,…


Posted on February 12, 2013 at 3:30pm

Between Delhi and Rangamati: Contrasting display of protests

Recently, two gang rapes took place – one in Delhi and the other in Rangamati. In the first case, a 23-year-old Delhi medical student was raped on a running bus on December 16 by six men and then was thrown off on the street. The victim later succumbed to her injuries and died in Singapore. In the second case, a Marma school-girl of class-eight was gang raped on December 21 in Rangamati. Three “Bengali settlers” raped the 14-year-old girl and then killed her. Both the incidents were quite…


Posted on February 1, 2013 at 5:01pm

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At 12:02am on September 3, 2009, Francine Barone said…
Hi Nasir, and welcome to the OAC. I'd be interested in hearing about your research interest the "anthropology of space and intelligence".
At 9:03pm on September 2, 2009, Philip Carl SALZMAN said…
Nasir, many thanks for putting up your discussion topic on Theory in Anthropology.


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