Ankur Datta
Ankur Datta
Associate Professor & Chairperson
Department of Sociology

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  • PhD in Social Anthropology from London School of Economics , in 2011
  • MA in Social Anthropology from School of Oriental and African Studies , in 2002

Recent Publications

  • Books: “On Uncertain Ground: A study of displaced Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir” (Forthcoming in 2016) New Delhi: Oxford University Press

  • “Ethical Dilemmas of the Encounter: Ethnography, Fieldwork and Political Violence.” (2015) Studies in Indian Politics 3(2): 284-289

  • “Far Away, So Close.” (2015) IIAS Newsletter 71: 26-27 (Special Issue on Militarised Border Lands)

  • “Unequal Dislocations.” (2015) Seminar 672: 69-73 (Special Issue on Exclusion, Discrimination, Disparity)

  • “Intangible Pressures in Jammu and Kashmir: History, inheritance and uncertainty affect the experience of being male, young and displaced in Jammu and Kashmir.” (2012). Forced Migration Review 40: 18-19

  • “Dealing with dislocation: Migration, place and home among displaced Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir.” (2016)Contributions to Indian Sociology 50(1): 52-79

  • “Rethinking spaces of exception: notes from a forced migrant camp in Jammu and Kashmir”  International Journal of Migration and Border Studies 2(2): 162-175 (Special Issue on Forced Migration in South Asia)

Research Interests

  • Kashmir Studies
  • History and Memory
  • Forced Migration
  • Violence and Conflict
  • Social Anthropology and Ethnography

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