Congratulations YCAR Research Associate D. Mitra Barua!

YCAR Research Associate D. Mitra Barua is a 2020–21 Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Fellow in Buddhist Studies, administered by the American Council of Learned Societies. Congratulations Mitra! He is currently working on a monograph project provisionally entitled Staging Bengali Buddhism with Transnational Connections. Broadly, focusing on the Bangladesh-India-Myanmar border region, Mitra investigates how a linguistically diverse, culturally tolerant and religiously syncretic society has been plagued by ethnic and religious bigotry, intolerance and violence.