Banojyotsna Lahiri

Banojyotsna Lahiri is a Delhi-based researcher, freelance consultant and lecturer in sociology. She did her PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2014. Apart from academic publications, she has been published in Outlook, The Wire, Newsclick.in, The Woke Journal, among others.

Sep 06, 2019

Latest Articles

Is Kerala’s pokkali the rice of the future? 

Pokkali is one of the oldest rice varieties in Kerala. It became prominent for its salt-tolerant and flood-resistant properties and is now being pitched as a climate-adaptive crop

How a human rights law became a tool of repression in Sri Lanka

The ICCPR Act, modelled on an international human rights treaty meant to prohibit national, racial and religious hatred, has been distorted in Sri Lanka to punish blasphemy and target minorities

Pandemics have always revealed the weakness of the Indian state

In 'Pandemic India', David Arnold offers a reflective study of Covid, cholera, plague, the Spanish flu and other historical mass contagions, from the time of the British Raj to the Modi government