Sebanti Chatterjee

Academic Fellow

Sebanti is a cultural anthropologist with an interest in Sound Studies, Religious Studies, and Gender Studies. She earned her doctorate degree in Sociology from the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. Her areas of interest are Anthropology of sound, visual documentation of cultural practices, research on gender violence and labour settings.

Her monograph ‘Styling the Sacred: Choral Voices from Goa and Shillong’ is currently under review with Bloomsbury Music and Sound Studies Series, USA.  As a co-recipient of the India Arts Foundation Research grant, she is also working on a film titled  ‘Ki Sur- The voice.’

My focus area: My focus at NLSIU is to immerse into the ethos of interdisciplinary learning and researching while discovering how to intersperse questions of legality and politics in the realm of culture.


  • Chatterjee, Sebanti (2023): Choral Voices: Ethnographic Imaginations of Sound and Sacrality. Bloomsbury Academic, February 2023
  • Chatterjee, Sebanti (2022): Choirs on the Coast: Impact of COVID-19 on Musical Pedagogy and Festivals, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, DOI: 10.1080/00856401.2022.2133489
  • Chatterjee, Sebanti. (2020). Performing Bollywood Broadway: Shillong Chamber Choir as Bollywood’s Other. Society and Culture in South Asia. 6. 304-327. 10.1177/2393861720923812.
  • Chatterjee, Sebanti (2019). Childs Play India Foundation – exploring a new mode of community music making in India. Vol 4 No 4 (2017): Post-IP: Journal of the International Forum for Studies in Music and Dance. 231-239.
  • Clausen, Bernd/Chatterjee, Sebanti (2012): Dealing with ‘western classical music’ in Indian music schools. A case study in Kolkata, Bangalore, Goa and Mumbai. In: Knigge, Jens/Niessen, Anne (eds.): Musikpädagogisches Handeln. Begriffe, Erschei – nungsformen, politische Dimensionen [Musikpädagogische Forschung, 33] (Music Education: Concepts, Practices, and Political Dimensions). Essen (Die Blaue Eule), 112–131.ISBN 978-3 89924346

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