Walking through the halls of the Victoria and Albert Museum, one will notice a peculiar object called “Tipu’s Tiger.”
A Platform on Representation, Engagement, and Community
Author: Amrita DasGupta
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—and can be watched here. Amrita has published in journals like the Economic and Political Weekly and Gitanjali and Beyond.