Dr Atul Mishra interviewed on his book and recent research | Department of International Relations and Governance Studies

Dr Atul Mishra interviewed on his book and recent research

 

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Dr Atul Mishra, Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies, was recently interviewed around his book and research done over the past decade. Conducted by Rohan Venkatramakrishnan, the interview appeared on Scroll.in. Here's an excerpt from the introduction of the interview: 

"The Sovereign Lives of Indian and Pakistan brings a new lens to the story of partition by retracing the steps that led the subcontinent’s religious communities to be “internationalised” – seen as separate nations rather than as groups that fit into an overarching cultural, national framework – over the course of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Mishra demonstrates how the solution drawn up to address this new “internationalised” reading of South Asia, ie, the Partition, resulted in two states that decades later are still pursuing sovereignty and have turned it into “an end in itself rather than a means to address to [the] concerns of their citizens.”

 The interview can be found here: https://scroll.in/article/1044588/interview-atul-mishra-on-the-sovereign...