Dina M Siddiqi

Dina M Siddiqi is an anthropologist who teaches in the School of Liberal Studies at New York University.  Her research and writing, grounded in the study of Bangladesh, joins feminist studies, development studies and the anthropology of Islam.

Scandalising the supply chain

Looking back at 40 years of Bangladesh’s garment industry.

Jan 11, 2022

Beyond the doomsday scenario

Bangladeshi garment workers prepare for a post-MFA world.

Jul 01, 2003

In Search of Shonar Bangla

The Bangladesh constitution of 1972 directs the first 10 lines of Amar Shonar Bangla to be sung as the national anthem.

May 01, 2003

Sexual Harassment and the Public Woman

Bangladeshi women who face harassment from males lack any access to avenues of social or legal redress. The suicide of Simi Banu tragically highlights the need for the law to protect not only female 'modesty', …

May 01, 2002

Latest Articles

Politics and the Hindi press

The rise of Hindi print in India since the early 1970s.

Glacial pace

Inside the repatriation process for trafficking survivors between India and Bangladesh.

Queer notes on Begum Akhtar

Caste, sexuality and tawaif subcultures in postcolonial India.