Doctoral Research Fellow, Gent University, Belgium
Anwesha Dutta is a Doctoral Research Fellow with the Conflict Research Group, Gent University, Belgium. Her research focuses on political economy of conflict and inter-ethnic contestations in the context of Bodoland, Assam. She has a Masters in Social Work from TISS, Mumbai and has worked with several NGOs and the Government of Gujarat
In the age of digital India initiative with the loud slogans of 'invest in India', somewhere there lurks a similar danger, to which India seems blinded because the politics is now being sold under the banner of development with a rosy dream of India transforming into a superpower. While this takes India away from its reality to an imaginary farce, neo-colonialism takes control to make India its 'beloved colony', this time in the name of democracy and development.