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April 3, 2024

The Wire

The self-ministered deification of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ayodhya and the nationalisation of prejudicial citizenship both signal the erasure of the Muslim from Hindu-India, portentous of the unfolding grotesque.

April 4, 2023

The Wire

The use of hate and arbitrary power and calculated killings by Hindu nationalists reveal an ominous disregard for democracy, a forewarning of what is to come.

October 15, 2022

Berkeley Law website

Report on CRG Forum "Canceling Critical Race Theory and the "Woke" Agenda: Mapping Racist Backlash Attacks" held via Zoom on Oct. 7, 2021.

Click on the link below to read the full article. 

August 29, 2022

The Telegraph Online

The Telegraph writer Prasanta Ray discusses Angana Chatterji’s co-authored book, Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism is Changing India. 

July 29, 2022


UN OHCHR statement premised on findings in BURIED EVIDENCE: 2,700 unmarked and mass graves containing more than 2,940 bodies in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Graves Report:

July 1, 2022


Angana Chatterji, a scholar at the University of California, Berkeley notes that the Rajasthan murder is horrible in its specifics, but has to be considered in the larger context of repeated targeting of unarmed, ordinary Muslims by Hindu nationalist violence. “Systemic violence by state institutions and Hindu vigilante groups against Muslims are bound to commence cycles of violence,” she says.

February 14, 2022

Just Security (Just Security is based at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law).

Critical elections are proceeding in five states in India, including in its most populous state and political nerve center, Uttar Pradesh.

October 18, 2021

The Guardian

“These evictions in Dhalpur are part of the BJP’s drive to politicise and dismantle the citizenship rights of the Bengali Muslims in Assam, and this is a very dangerous path,” saidAngana Chatterji, an anthropologist at University of California, Berkeley, who recently wrote a study on the alleged abuses in Assam.

October 3, 2021

The Washington Post

A spokesperson for the Indian Foreign Ministry declined to comment on the matter.

September 2, 2021

USCIRF Spotlight Podcast

Weekly podcast series called “USCIRF Spotlight” hosted by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent federal advisory body.  Click here to listen to the episode.

SEPTEMBER 02, 2021

April 23, 2021

Stanford Libraries website

Blog originally posted on April 23, 2021, on the Stanford Libraries site, Special Collections Unbound by Laura Wilsey.

April 9, 2021

Center for Race and Gender

For immediate release:  April 9, 2021
Contact: Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative at the Center for Race and Gender (PCRes-CRG), email:

UC Berkeley-Stanford Collaborative Project “From Nation to Homeland: Religion, State and Belonging in South Asia” Receives $370,000 Grant from Henry Luce Foundation 

March 19, 2021


“[T]his was part of an escalating strategy where public intellectuals, civil society advocates, and human rights defenders who are progressive, liberal, with a certain idea of the free university and freedom of speech in a democratic society, were being identified, discouraged, and targeted…it is dangerous to speak up in India today.”

August 5, 2020

Just Security (Just Security is based at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law).

“One year ago today, India revoked Kashmir’s special semi-autonomous status. It is a place of no rights, shackled in concertina wire, suffocating in a state of interminable lockdown.”

Angana Chatterji, Research Anthropologist and Co-chair of CRG’s Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights, authored an article that was released today for Just Security, titled “Kashmir: A Place Without Rights.” 

March 6, 2020

November 7, 2019

CRG's Arts & Humanities Initiative

Over the summer, I asked abuela Belem to tell me a story about my mother. Although my grandmother and mother only lived together for twelve years before my mother became a perpetual migrant, my grandmother decided that the story I needed was not a story about my mother, but a story of shape-shifting people and rituals in our community.

This is a story I won’t repeat, but what I will share is that ever since being offered this story, I have re-oriented my relationship to my entire family and to an understanding of stories as theory, transgression, and archives.


September 27, 2019


Frontline writer Shaikh Mujibur Rehman reviewed Angana Chatterji’s (Co-chairPolitical Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative) co-authored book, Majoritarian State

September 19, 2019

September 9, 2019

News Click - India

US-based Chatterji’s detailed study onBuried Evidence: Unknown, Unmarked, and Mass Graves, brought focus on the unmarked graves found in Kashmir for the first time. The unearthing happened in March 2008, and thereafter, Chatterji and her groups identified 2,700 such unknown, unmarked and mass graves that contained over 2,900 bodies in 55 villages in Bandipora, Baramulla, and Kupwara districts of Kashmir.

August 13, 2019

The New York Review

Tariq Ali of New York Review quoted CRG Research ScholarAngana Chatterji(Co-Chair,Political Conflict, Gender, & People’s Rights) in a recent article about Kashmir.