Aesthetics, Affect and the Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal
Funded by a Leverhulme Research Fellowship  this project seeks to explore the configuration of the nation-state and the relation between art and politics through the evocation of senses by various affective apparatus (like museums, memorials etc.) in the context of the setting up of the Bangladesh war crimes tribunal. I was also invited for a one month scholarly residency in the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio as part of this project. Linked to this I co-organised an International Inter-disciplinary Conference Melancholic States,. The manuscript under preparation from this project (Arts of Irreconciliation and the Bangladesh War of 1971) is contracted with the Cultural Memory in the Present Series, Stanford University Press.

Publications include:

Chapter in book

Mookherjee, N. (Accepted). Memory. In Visual Global Politics. Bleiker, Roland Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

  • Mookherjee, N. (2016). Desh: the aesthetics of staging the nation. In Locations: An Anthropology of Architecture and Urbanism. Ashraf, K. Novato, CA: ORO Editions and Bengal Foundation. 1: 12-21.
  • Mookherjee, N. (2009). Denunciatory Practices and the constitutive role of Collaboration of the Bangladesh War. In Treason and the Art of Politics: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives. Kelly, T. & Thiranagama, S. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania University Press. 48-67.
  • Mookherjee, N. (2006). Muktir Gaan (Songs of Freedom), the Raped Woman and the Migrant Identities of the Bangladesh War. In Gender, Conflict and Migration. (as part of the Gender and Migration in Asia. Behera, N.C. Sage: New Delhi. 3: 72-96.

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