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Nayanika Mookherjee

Nayanika Mookherjee is a Reader of Socio-Cultural Anthropology in Durham University. She has published extensively on anthropology of violence, ethics and aesthetics.

The Spectral Wound. Sexual Violence, Public Memories and the Bangladesh War of 1971

Following the 1971 Bangladesh War, the Bangladesh government publicly designated the thousands of women raped by the Pakistani military and their local collaborators as birangonas, ("brave women”). Nayanika Mookherjee demonstrates that while this celebration of birangonas as heroes keeps them in the public memory, they exist in the public consciousness as spectral wound. In critically examining the pervasiveness of the birangona construction, Mookherjee opens the possibility for a more politico-economic, ethical, and nuanced inquiry into the sexuality of war.
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