In this episode, Amrita DasGupta shares and reflects on “‘Inverting Tipu’s Tiger’: The Terrifying Tiger Trembles in Bengal’s Mangrove Tiger Land” (Part II).
Amrita DasGupta (she/her) is a third-year doctoral candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London. Her PhD deals with South Asian transnational borders and trafficking in humans, especially along the mangrove frontier. Amrita completed a M.Phil at Jadavpur University with a thesis titled “Bonbibi’s Sundarbans: Tiger Widows and Water-Prostitutes,” which interrogated the impact of/relation between animal-attack widows and the changing norms of widowhood in relation to sex work in the Sundarbans. Her short documentary “Save the Sundarbans” was awarded the cinematography award, script and editing award of the Open Society University Network. Amrita has published in journals like the Economic and Political Weekly and Gitanjali and Beyond.
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This show is hosted, produced, and edited by Natalie Wilkinson, with music provided by Natalie Wilkinson and Christine Murphy. Special thanks to Emma Moesswilde and Elizabeth Hameeteman. More Ecotones Now? Check out Season 1 here. Thanks for listening!