Author: Proshant Chakraborty

Ethical dilemmas, anthropological practice, and principles #HauTalk

Proshant Chakraborty , July 13th, 2018

Hautalk is an opportunity to reinvigorate and remake our disciplinary identities. But how can we move this discussion beyond disciplinary boundaries—into spaces where we practice our craft? This…


Notes on peership: A conclusion

Proshant Chakraborty , April 25th, 2016

This post follows a few ideas I expressed last year, as I started the second year of my MA in anthropology here at Leuven. It was a moment…

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Are nuances like curry leaves?

Proshant Chakraborty , April 21st, 2016

The title of this post – and its contents – was inspired by an anecdote I wrote about in an earlier post in my field blog. Before I…

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On the margins of politics

Proshant Chakraborty , April 16th, 2016

I am going slightly out of depths with this post, traversing into the territory of yet-to-be-formed thoughts, which could either be speculations or reflections; responses, or idiosyncratic musings….

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The anthropologist as a curious subaltern? Thoughts on precarity and publics

Proshant Chakraborty , April 10th, 2016

The title of this post is meant to provoke. Or so I hoped, when I first thought of it one night as I was cooking (a very thought-inspiring…

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On front-lines and ethnography

Proshant Chakraborty , April 5th, 2016

My previous post was about how ethnography, for me, is a way of being grounded in particular contexts, of getting one’s feet muddied with the nuances and contradictions…

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Groundings, or seeing-one’s-feet: An introduction

Proshant Chakraborty , April 2nd, 2016

[Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Proshant Chakraborty] Over the last year or so, I have found that nearly every academic essay I have written for my courses contains…

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