Atreyee Sen

is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Copenhagen. She is author of ’Shiv Sena Women: Violence and Communalism in a Bombay Slum’, 2007, and co-editor of ’Global Vigilantes’, 2008, and ’Who’s Cashing in? Contemporary Perspectives on New Monies and Global Cashlessness’, 2020. Her recent journal articles include: ’Torture and Laughter: Naxal Insurgency, Custodial Violence, and Inmate Resistance in a Women’s Correctional Facility in 1970s Calcutta’, Modern Asian Studies, 2018, and ’Teach Your Girls to Stab, Not Sing: Right-Wing Activism, Public Knife Distribution and the Politics of Gendered Self-Defense in Mumbai’, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 2019.


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Pandemic rape in India

The corona crisis, informal gendered support and vulnerable migrant women

Staying home may reduce COVID-19 infection but is not the safest place for all – women with violent partners are more at risk of abuse during lockdown. And solidarity is crucial. Atreyee Sen addresses the critical situation in India, where women are also being attacked in institutions and when forced to migrate.

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