Asst Prof Annu Jalais

South Asian Studies Programme

B.A. (INALCO, Paris), DREA (INALCO, Paris), M.Sc. (LSE, London), Ph.D. (LSE, London)
Tel: (65) 6601-2842
Office: AS8 06-44


Dr Annu Jalais is an environmental anthropologist with an area of specialisation in South Asia (especially Bangladesh and India). She has a PhD in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her interdisciplinary research and teaching expertise focuses on the relationship between humans and nonhumans; religious and caste identities; climate change and the environment.


Research Interests/Publications:

Her work on human/nonhuman relations in the ecologically fragile environment of the Bengal delta, has been written up in her monograph, Forest of Tigers: People, Politics and Environment in the Sundarbans (2010) and in peer-reviewed articles in ‘Conservation and Society’, ‘Nature and Culture’, ‘Economic and Political Weekly’, ‘Socio-Legal Review’. Her more recent writings explore South-South migration amongst subaltern communities in the Bengal delta in her co-authored book, The Bengal Diaspora: Rethinking Muslim Migration (2016) as well as in articles on the human/nonhuman interface and Buddhism in China and Singapore. For more on her publications, please visit


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