Alefiya Tundawala

Alefiya Tundawala teaches Political Science at Savitri Girls’ College, University of Calcutta. She did her Ph.D. on “The Muslim Search for Identity in Contemporary West Bengal” from the University of Calcutta and is interested in investigating issues of community and identities with specific focus on minority rights, the society-state interface and gender and politics.

Eating from the Bohra thaal

How commensality for some could mean alienation to others.

Feb 23, 2022

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