Aditya Kakati

PhD candidate in International History, Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Graduate Institute, Geneva; Albert Gallatin Fellow in International Affairs, Princeton University

Junior Visiting Fellow
(September – December 2018)


Entangled Encounters: Empires, Forms of Knowledge and Connected Histories of Global War and Governance in the Indo-Myanmar (Burma) Borderworlds

This research project investigates the convergence of military and cultural knowledge during the Second World War in the Indo-Myanmar borderlands. These processes came together to mobilize local populations, material-culture and information, while simultaneously producing new modalities of knowledge, violence and organization of post-war and post-colonial societies in the borderlands. The project historicizes contemporary debates on political violence and anticipates emergent discourses of democracy, development and militarization and the making of frontiers into borderlands.