On Friday, 9 april 2021, the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law Club for Roman Law and Classics “Forum Romanum” hosted Ishita Banerjee-Dube with a lecture on “The Personal and the Collective: Law, Gender, Community in Colonial and Contemporary India”.
Ishita Banerjee-Dube is Professor-Researcher (distinguished category) at the Centre for Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de México, and also holds the highest rank in the National System of Researchers (SNI), Mexico. Drawing upon historical anthropology, post-/de-colonial perspectives, and gender studies, her research explores issues of religion and law, time and temporality, gender and nation, food and emotion, and democracy and justice principally in modern and contemporary India. Apart from being visiting professor several times at institutions such as Syracuse University, USA and Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar, Ecuador, Banerjee-Dube has held the DD Kosambi [Visiting] Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies in Goa University, India. She has also been a Fellow of the Max Weber Kolleg, Germany and the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. Banerjee-Dube’s six books include A History of Modern India (Cambridge University Press, 2015); Religion, Law, and Power (Anthem Press, 2007); and Divine Affairs (IIAS, 2001). The most recent of her dozen edited volumes are Cooking Cultures (Cambridge University Press, 2016); On Modern Indian Sensibilities (Routledge, 2018); and Nation, Nationalism and the Public Sphere (Sage, 2020). Banerjee-Dube edited the series “Hinduism” with De Gruyter Open.