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Dr Anandaroop Sen

 Dr. Anandaroop Sen received his doctorate in 2016 from the Centre for Historical Studies (CHS), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Prior to Cape Town he was teaching at Presidency University, Calcutta. His dissertation looks at the entangled histories of colonial law and violence in the eastern frontiers of the British India. His research interests include legal history; histories of violence, histories of capital and discourses of primitivism. He is keen on linking colonial legal histories, practices and discourses of the exceptional and emergency with the emergence of different techniques and regimes of colonial violence. At present he is working on a book project that looks at the relationship between violence and law through a historical exploration of British colonial expeditions in the Eastern frontiers of British India.



Journal Publications:

A Lost Population? East India Company and Arakanese ‘refugees’ in Chittagong’, Refugee Watch: A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration, Issue No. 46. December 2015.

Early Years of East India Company rule in Chittagong: Violence, Waste and Settlement c.1760-1790, Indian Economic and Social History Review, Sage. (Under Review)                            


Essays in Edited Books:

 ‘Sutured landscapes: The Making of an Imperial Frontier in Tripura’ in  Melanie Vandenhelsken, Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh and Bengt G. Karlsson edited  Geographies of difference: Identity, Society and Landscape in Northeast India, London  & New York: Routledge, 2018, pp.53-72.

(Forthcoming) Conquest and the Quotidian: Forms of Violence and the Making of Tripura (1761-1808)’ in Lipokmar Dzüvichü (ed), Writing Histories: New Perspectives from North East India, Routledge. (October 2017)

(Forthcoming) ‘The Law of Emptiness Episodes from Lushai and Chin Hills (1890-98)’ in Neeladri Bhattacharya and Joy L K Pachau edited Landscape, Culture and Belonging: Writing the History of North East India,  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.



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