Professor Sanjib Baruah. Photo by Pete Mauney ’93 MFA ’00
Ahead of elections in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, Scroll.in
spoke with Sanjib Baruah, professor of political studies at Bard College and author of In the Name of the Nation: India and Its Northeast
. Baruah discussed how the past animates Assam’s present and what new political imaginations can help unshackle these memory-driven regimes of belongingness for a more inclusive future.