(Re)locating the shahid minar: mimesis, imagination and mico-utopia in a transnational space
José Mapril (Center for Research in Anthropology (CRIA), Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Paper short abstract:
Based on an ethnographic research, the objective of this paper is to reveal how the Shahid minar can be generative and transformational.
Paper long abstract:
Based on an ethnographic research, the objective of this paper is to reveal how the shahid minar, the sculpture that celebrates the memory of the martyrs of the Language movement, built in the University in Dhaka, is relocated in several European countries. The main argument of this paper is that the (re)location of these replicas is part and parcel of generative processes leading to a transnational consciousness among Bangladeshis in Europe and, simultaneously, to the construction of a global diasporic sphere.
Micro-utopias: exploring connections in anthropology, relationality and creativity