Articles by Soumi Banerjee

January 10, 2024

AI giving voice to the voiceless, but only to those who can access it

Soumi Banerjee
Voice banking is a new technology that safeguards the distinctive vocal signatures of people who have lost the power of speech. Though this might sound like a good-news story, Soumi Banerjee and Dipjyoti Paul show how such advancements might widen existing cleavages between the affluent and economically disadvantaged, prioritising certain voices over others
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April 18, 2023

Hindu nationalists' strategy of ‘othering’

Soumi Banerjee
Soumi Banerjee describes how Hindu nationalists are using ‘othering’ and ‘identity signifiers’ to appeal to a broad section of India's fractured population. This, she argues, lies at the root of current religious tensions
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October 20, 2021

🌊 Civil society organisations under pressure in the world’s biggest democracy

Soumi Banerjee
Soumi Banerjee and Rishi Jha argue that the rising wave of illiberalism is causing a shift in state-civil society relationships around the world. In contemporary India, the government often targets NGOs, resulting in the partial or complete seizure of operations
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Soumi Banerjee
PhD Candidate, School of Social Work, Lund University

Soumi's doctoral study explores civil society legitimacy, resilience, and resistance and investigates the state-civil society relationship in countries experiencing democratic backsliding.

She is the author of Quintessential Other: The construction of self and other in the narratives of the partition of India (2018), and The History of Perpetual War: Indo-Pak Relations (2016)

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