Miller Awarded Grant to Study Military Strategic Culture in India

December 20, 2018

Manjari Chatterjee Miller, Associate Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, is part of a collaboration (with Assistant Professor Rohan Mukherjee of Yale-NUS College, Singapore) that received an Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 1 Grant from the Ministry of Education in Singapore to study military strategic culture in India.

The grant award is the result of a competitive peer-reviewed process that supports research projects across the humanities, social science, and sciences. Miller and Mukherjee will be examining continuity and change in India’s military strategic culture.

The project aims to ask and answer questions about colonial and post-colonial strategic culture in the Indian army by gathering, coding, and analyzing documents from seven archives across India and the United Kingdom. Miller and Mukherjee expect the project to yield insights into the modern Indian military’s perceptions about the use of force, threat environment, and theories of victory.

Manjari Chatterjee Miller is Associate Professor (with tenure) of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. She works on foreign policy and security issues with a focus on South and East Asia. She specializes in the foreign policies of rising powers, India and China. Her book, Wronged by Empire: Post-Imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China (Stanford University Press, 2013) argues that the bitter history of colonialism affects the foreign policy behavior of India and China even today. She is currently working on rising powers, and the domestic ideational frameworks that explain their changing status.

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