Dr. Navras J. Aafreedi (Issue Editor) is an Assistant Professor in the department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata; Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism & Policy, New York; and a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar under its Holocaust Education & Genocide Prevention Program and its Asia Peace Innovators Forum. His numerous publications include a co-edited volume Conceptualizing Mass Violence: Representations, Recollections, and Reinterpretations (London and New York: Routledge, 2021) and a monograph Jews, Judaizing Movements and the Traditions of Israelite Descent in South Asia (New Delhi: Pragati Publications, 2016). He teaches a postgraduate course in Genocide Studies among many other. He earned the degrees of BA, MA and PhD from the University of Lucknow and has held postdoctoral fellowships at the universities of Tel Aviv and Sydney and at the Woolf Institute, Cambridge, UK. He has also been a Scholar-in-Residence at John’s College, Oxford for an ISGAP summer institute.
Arghya Protim Bala is a PhD candidate in the department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata. His doctoral research revolves around the history and politics of caste in India, particularly Bengal. He earned the degrees of BA (Honours) and MA in History from the Presidency University, Kolkata. He also has deep interest in electoral politics and psephology.
Mridul Banik is a Post-Graduate student in History at Presidency University, Kolkata. His academic interests include studies on mass violence, migration, the social history of minority & marginalized communities of Bengal, and microhistory. He has researched the socio-economic-religious aspects of the Matua community and now working on socio-cultural aspects of the Dalit women of Bengal. He holds a first-class Bachelor’s degree in History from Presidency University, Kolkata.
Shourjya Das earned her Masters’ degree in History from Presidency University, Kolkata. She is currently pursuing her non-academic studies independently and aspiring for various competitive examinations. She takes a keen interest in international relations – particularly the Global South, myriad sui generis ethnic communities, transnational migration and their patterns.
Bramhi Dey is a postgraduate student in History at Presidency University, Kolkata. She received her secondary education at St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School and earned the degree of BA from Acharya Brojendra Nath Seal College, both in her hometown, Cooch-Behar, West Bengal. She comes from a family that had to flee from the Mymmensingh district of Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) to India in 1950 due to the anti-Hindu violence there.
Titas Mitra is a Master’s student in the department of Political Science at Presidency University, Kolkata. Her research interests include Postcolonial Studies, Nationalism, and Gender Studies. She takes particular interest in populism and in turn the politics of Hindutva in the Indian context. She wishes to work on the burgeoning relations between religion and politics in India with a focus on West Bengal and with a secondary interest on the claims such populist politics makes on the female body and the feminine.
Neellohit Roy is a postgraduate student of History at Presidency University, Kolkata. He serves as the Editor at Voyages into the Past, a student-run initiative that aims to explore and bring to the forefront lesser-known facts about the past. His research interests include the political history of caste and the psychology of racial and caste violence among many others.
Shreya Saha is currently pursuing her doctoral research on “Women’s Interaction with Crime in Colonial Bengal in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries” Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata (affiliated to the University of Calcutta) supported by a Junior Research Fellowship, awarded to her by the University Grants Commission of India. She earned the degrees of BA (Honours) and Ma in History from the Presidency University, Kolkata. Her scholarly interests include Crime and Criminality in Colonial and Post-Colonial Bengal, Liberation War of Bangladesh 1971, and Micro-Minorities of Colonial Bengal.
Soumik Sarkar is a postgraduate student of the department of history, Presidency University Kolkata. He earned the degree of BA (Honours) in History from Presidency University Kolkata. His areas of interest are Religious history, Intellectual history, Inter faith studies and studies on mass violence and genocide.
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