Pamila Gupta

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Pamila Gupta is Professor at WISER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research) at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds a PhD in Socio-cultural Anthropology from Columbia University. Her research explores Lusophone (post)colonial links and legacies in India and Africa. She has published in Interventions, South African Historical Journal, African Studies, Social Dynamics, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Ler Historia, Ecologie & Politique, and Public Culture. She has recently co-edited thematic special issues for Feminist Theory, Radical History Review, and Critical Arts. She is the co-editor of Eyes Across the Water: Navigating the Indian Ocean with Isabel Hofmeyr and Michael Pearson (UNISA, 2010). Her monograph entitled The Relic State: St. Francis Xavier and the  Politics of Ritual in Portuguese India was published by Manchester University Press (2014). Her newest collection of essays entitled Portuguese Decolonization in the Indian Ocean World: History and Ethnography was recently published with Bloomsbury Academic Press (2019).