Upcoming Events

The Incarcerations: BK-16 and the Search for Democracy in India

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 – 12:30pm – 2pm, Classics 110

Alpa Shah, Professor, Department of Anthropology, The London School of Economics

Alpa Shah will be on campus to talk about her new book, The Incarcerations: BK-16 and the Search for Democracy in India. As the world’s largest democracy faces the greatest challenge since the end of British colonial rule in 1947, The Incarcerations pulls back the curtain on Indian democracy to tell the remarkable and chilling story of the Bhima Koregaon case, in which 16 human rights defenders (the BK-16) – professors, lawyers, journalists, poets – have been imprisoned, without credible evidence and without trial, as Maoist terrorists. Abhishek Bhattacharyya, Teaching Fellow in Anthropology, will moderate the conversation.  

 Lunch reception at 12:15pm, prior to the talk

Organized by the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights and the Caste and Race Collective at UChicago. Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, RDI, CSRPC, COSAS, and SASA.