Professor Utathya Chattopadhyaya has been named a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for 2021. The fellowship, which comes with a $60,000 stipend, will support his research project, Bengal Ganja: Cannabis and Empire in British India.
“I am quite humbled and grateful for the award, especially given the kinds of financial pressures resulting from the pandemic,” he said. “The research connects different archives of taxation, land revenue, cosmological ideas, law and medicine that together show how cannabis was implicated in diverse historical developments between 1770 and 1930 in South Asia.”
To read more, see The Current‘s story on Professor Chattopadhyaya’s accomplishment.