Mythopolitics in South Asia

The Lifetimes of Powerful Stories

Publications

Academic publications

Sen, Moumita 2020. Book review. ‘Tenhunen, Sirpa 2018. A Village Goes Mobile: Telephony, Mediation and Social Change in Rural India’, in Journal of South Asian Development 15 (1), p. 117-120.

Sen, Moumita 2019. ‘Durga did not kill Mahishasur: Hindus, Adivasis and Hindutva’, in Outrage: the rise of religious offence in South Asia, ed. Kathinka Frøystad, Arild E. Ruud, Paul Rollier, UCL Press. (Link)

Sen, Moumita 2019. ‘The Mahishasur Movement Online: A Precarious Network of Demon-Followers’, in Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture, March special issue on “Religious Controversies”. (Link)

Sen, Moumita 2018. ‘From the Great Goddess to Everywoman: Western Naturalism and the Durga murti in West Bengal’ in Technology and Religion in Historical and Contemporary South Asia: Spaces, Practices and Authorities, eds. Knut Jacobsen and Kristina Myrvold, Routledge. (Link)

Sen, Moumita 2018. ‘Introduction’ (with Caleb Simmons) to Nine Nights of the Goddess: Navarātri, Navarātra and Durgāpūjā in South Asia and Beyond, SUNY University Press.

Sen, Moumita 2018. ‘Politics, Art and Religion in the Durga Puja of Bengal’, in Nine Nights of the Goddess: Navarātri, Navarātra and Durgāpūjā in South Asia and Beyond, eds. Hillary Rodrigues, Moumita Sen and Caleb Simmons, SUNY University Press. (Link)

Einarsen, Silje L. 2018. ‘Navarātri in Benares: Narrative Structures and Social Realities’ in Nine Nights of the Goddess: Navarātri, Navarātra and Durgāpūjā in South Asia and Beyond , eds. Hillary Rodrigues, Moumita Sen and Caleb Simmons, SUNY University Press. (Link)

Academic Talks

Einarsen, Silje Lyngar 2020. ‘Sanskrit Memory Politics’. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Swedish South Asian Studies Network, December 9-10.

Sen, Moumita 2020. ‘From Demon to Deity: The Changing Iconography of Mahishasur’. Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion Conference, December 1.

Popular dissemination

Samuelsen, Guro W., Niladri Chatterjee, Arild E. Ruud og Kenneth B. Nielsen 2021. ‘Den vise kongen – eller et politisk mesterstykke?’, Asiapunkt, February 1. (Link)

Samuelsen, Guro W. 2020. Radio interview (in Norwegian) on proposed ‘anti-Love-Jihad’ legislation in Indian states. Studio 2, NRK P2, November 25 (Link)

Sen, Moumita 2020. ‘Det er tydelige likheter mellom fargeblindhet og kasteblindhet’, kronikk, Morgenbladet, September 11. (Link)

Samuelsen, Guro W. 2020. ‘Volden i New Delhi: Derfor angripes indiske muslimer’, Aftenposten Forklart (podcast), March 10. (Link)

Sen, Moumita 2020. ‘Indias omstridte statsborgerlov følges av vold og uro: Drepes i gatene’. Newspaper interview, Klassekampen, March 9.

Samuelsen, Guro W. 2020. Radio interview on the violence against Muslims in New Delhi, India. Dagens, NRK P1/Alltid Nyheter, February 27.

Samuelsen, Guro W. 2020. ‘Trakasseres. Diskrimineres. Protesterer.’ Newspaper interview, Vårt Land, January 26.

Samuelsen, Guro W. 2020. ‘Maskerte angripere slo studentleder til blods. Politiet anklaget henne for vold.’ Newspaper interview, Aftenposten, January 24.

Sen, Moumita 2017. মহিষাসুর কি ভারতবর্ষের দলিত রাজনীতির মান্য প্রতীক? 4 Number Platform, December 1. (Link)

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