Portrait of Professor Baruah by Pete Mauney ’93 MFA ’00.
Bard College Political Studies Professor Sanjib Baruah’s In the Name of the Nation
(Stanford 2020) has won the biennial International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) Book Prize for the Most Accessible and Captivating Work for the Non-Specialist Reader Accolade. “Controversies around new Indian laws on citizenship for migrants and refugees from neighbouring countries are embedded in the complicated colonial and post-/neo-colonial history of the Northeast region. In this relevant book, Baruah successfully ‘translates’ this complex political history of ethnic, religious and linguistic identity conflicts in accessible terms for non-specialists,” writes ICAS.
A day-long symposium
“Mutations of Sovereignty: Perspectives on Sanjib Baruah’s In the Name of the Nation” will be held at the Annual Conference on South Asia hosted by the University of Wisconsin at Madison on October 21.