Durba Mitra's Book Featured in "The Baffler"

September 16, 2020
Durba Mitra

WGS professor Durba Mitra's recent book was featured in an essay in The Baffler. The essay, Empire and Degradation by Rafia Zakaria, uses Professor Mitra's research to critique former US president Richard Nixon's misogynistic views of Indian women, and to analyze the effect of those views on US involvement in the 1971 Bangladesh independence movement. "There is a straight line between the dehumanization we see in the British colonial history and that of Nixon and Kissinger—and the results in 1971 should not be forgotten" writes Zakaria.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Mitra on the impact of her research on issues of injustice, past and present.


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