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Ellen Wilhelmina Bal

1967 –
anthropology and history of identity formation, migration, ethnicity, indigenous peoples, Indian diaspora
South Asia (Bangladesh and India)

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Publications

1993  Achter in de rij: inheemse volken in India, [eindred. Christel Nieuwenhuizen], Utrecht: LIW, 133 p.
1998  & Willem van Schendel (eds), Banglar Bohujati: Bangali Chhara Banglar Onnyanyo Jatir Proshongo, Calcutta: International Centre for Bengal Studies.
& Willem van Schendel, “Bhumika: name ki eshe jay?” In: Willem van Schendel en Ellen Bal (eds), Banglar Bohujati: Bangali Chhara Banglar Onnyanyo Jatir Proshongo, Calcutta: International Centre for Bengal Studies, pp. 7-25.
1999  & Yasuhiro Takami and Johannes Sandgren, Manderangni Jagring: images of the Garos of Bangladesh, Dhaka: University Press Limited.
2000  ‘They ask if we eat frogs’: social boundaries, ethnic categorisation, and the Garo people of Bangladesh, Delft: Eburon, viii, 247 p. – Also appeared as PhD thesis Erasmus University Rotterdam.
2002  & Alex van Stipriaan, “‘De VOC is een geloof’: kanttekeningen bij een populair Nederlands imago.” In: Manon van der Heijden en Paul van der Laar (red.), Rotterdammers en de VOC: Handelscompagnie, stad en burgers (1600-1800), Amsterdam: Bert Bakker, pp. 213-245.
& Willem van Schendel, “Beyond the ‘Tribal’ mind set: studying non-Bengali peoples in West Bengal and Bangladesh.” In: Georg Pfeffer and Deepak Kumar Behera (eds), Contemporary society: tribal studies, vol. 5, New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company: 121-139.
“ ‘In the Netherlands is my body, in Suriname my heart, and in India my soul (..)’: Dutch Surinamese Indians reconnecting to India.” Paper pres. at the Workshop Globalisation & Creolisation in World History, Rotterdam, March 21-23, 2002. 15 p.
“Constructing homeland(s): Surinamese Indians reconnecting with India.” In: Ton Salman and Annelies Zoomers (eds), Transnational identities, a concept explored: The Andes and beyond, Amsterdam (Antropologische Bijdragen 16), pp. 102-111.
2003  & Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff, “Hindostaanse Surinamers en India: gedeeld verleden, gedeelde identiteit?” OSO: Tijdschrift voor Surinamistiek 22,2: 214-235.
& Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff, “‘Eternal call of the Ganga’: reconnecting with people of Indian origin in Surinam.” EPW 38,38: 4008-4021.
2004  “An untold story of the Partition: the Garos of northern Mymensingh (Bangladesh), the process of the 1947 Partition, and the articulation of identities.” In: Imtiaz Ahmed et al. (eds), State, society and displaced people in South Asia, Dhaka: University Press Limited: 245-279.
& Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff, “Een Hindostaanse diaspora: India en de moslim Hindostanen in Nederland en Suriname.” OSO: Tijdschrift voor Surinamistiek 23,2: 236-256.
2005  & Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff and Alok Deo Singh (transl/eds), Autobiography of an Indian indentured labourer: Munshi Rahman Khan (1874-1972), New Delhi: Shipra.
& Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff, “Introduction.” In: ibidem, pp. xl-lii.
& Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff, “Muslims in Surinam and The Netherlands and the divided homeland.” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 25,2: 205-229.
2006  & Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff, “British Indians in colonial India and in Surinam: a tale of transnational identification and estrangement.” Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology 47: 105-119.
2007  They ask if we eat frogs: Garo ethnicity in Bangladesh, Singapore: ISEAS Publishing, (IIAS/ISEAS Series on Asia). – Reprint of 2000?
“Becoming the Garos of Bangladesh: policies of exclusion and the ethnicisation of a ‘Tribal’ minority.” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 30,3: 439-455.
& Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff, “When Muslims leave…: Muslims in British India and their migration to and settlement in Mauritius and Surinam.” In: Gijsbert Oonk (ed.), Global Indian diasporas: exploring trajectories of migration and theory, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, pp. 75-97.
& Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff, “De-partitioning society: contesting borders of the mind in India and Bangladesh.” In: Smita Jasal and Eyal Ben-Ari (eds), The Partition motif in contemporary conflicts, New Delhi, thousand Oaks, London: Sage Publications, pp. 75-98.
& Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff, “No ‘holy cows’ in Surinam: India, communal relations, identity politics, and the Hindostani diaspora in Surinam.” South Asian Cultural Studies – SACS, pp. 17-35.
& Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff, ‘“No holy cows in Surinam’: religion, transnational relations, identity politics, and the Hindostani diaspora in Surinam.” Diaspora Studies 1,1: 31-59.
2008  & Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff, “Religious identity, territory, and Partition: India and its Muslim diaspora in Surinam and the Netherlands.” Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 14,2: 155-188.
& Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff, “Migration and shifting (communal) identifications: Munshi Rahman Khan (1874-1972).” Man in India 88,1 (Special Issue on Indian Diaspora in The Caribbean): 43-57. – Also published in 2009.
2009  “De herontdekking van moeder India: Surinaamse en Nederlandse Hindoestanen en hun roots.” Geschiedenis Magazine 8: 26-29.
& Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff, “Migration and shifting (communal) identifications: Munshi Rahman Khan (1874-1972).” In: Kumar Mahabir (ed.), Indian Diaspora in the Caribbean, New Delhi: Serials Publications, pp. 46-61. – reprint of 2008.
2010  & Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Oscar Salemink (eds), A world of insecurity: anthropological perspectives on human security, London: Pluto Press.
& Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff, “Bharat-wasie or Surinamie: Hindustani notions of belonging in Surinam and the Netherlands.” In: Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Ellen Bal and Oscar Salemink (eds), A world of insecurity: anthropological perspectives on human security, London: Pluto Press, pp.
& Marjo de Theije, “Flexible migrants: Brazilian gold miners and their quest for human security in Surinam.” In: Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Ellen Bal and Oscar Salemink (eds), A world of insecurity: anthropological perspectives on human security, London: Pluto Press.
“Taking root in Bangladesh: states, minorities and discourses on citizenship.” In: Erik de Maaker and Markus Schleiter (eds), IIAS Newsletter …. Special Issue on “Indigenous India”, pp. 24-25.
2011  & Thomas Benjamin van der Molen, “Staging ‘small, small incidents’: dissent, gender, and militarization among young people in Kashmir.” Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology, 60: 93-107.
& Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff, “British Indians in colonial India and Surinam: transnational identification and estrangement.” In: T. Salman and Marjo de Theije (eds), Local battles, global stakes: the globalization of local conflicts and the localization of global interests, Amsterdam: VU University Press, pp. 195-214. – reprint of 2006.
2013  “The Garo exodus of 1964.” In: Meghna Guhathakurta and Willem van Schendel (eds), The Bangladesh reader: history, culture, politics, Durham, NC.: Duke University Press, pp. 201-205.
“Wangala, Christmas, Pre-Christmas.” In: Meghna Guhathakurta and Willem van Schendel (eds), The Bangladesh reader: history, culture, politics, Durham, NC.: Duke University Press: pp. 405-406.
“Yearning for far-away places: the construction of migration desires among young and educated Bangladeshis in Dhaka.” Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. electronic article
2014  & R. Willems, “Introduction: aspiring migrants, local crises and the imagination of futures ‘away from home’.” Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 21,3: 249-258.
& Timour Claquin Chambugong, “The borders that divide, the borders that unite: (re)interpreting Garo processes of identification in India and Bangladesh.” Journal of Borderlands Studies 29,1 (Special issue on Asian borderlands): 95-109.
“A historian/anthropologist amongst the Garos of Bangladesh.” In: S.K. Chaudhuri & S. Sen Chaudhuri (eds), Fieldwork in South Asia: memories, moments and experiences, LA, London, New Delhi etc: Sage, pp. 19-30.
& B. Ahmed, Workers of the world: trade unionism in Bangladesh: a context analysis commissioned by CNV International, Confidential Report (Advisory Report). Amsterdam: VU University Amsterdam.
2015  & K.R. Sinha-Kerkhoff, “Ethnic and religious identification among Muslim East Indians in Suriname (1898-1954).” In: M. Logrono Narbona, P.G. Pinto & J.T. Karam (eds), Crescent over another horizon: Islam in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino USA, Austin: University of Texas Press, pp. 63-84.