Eshani Chakraborty teaches history at the University of Dhaka. She holds a Ph. D from Australia and an MA from the USA, where she received training on women/gender and indigenous studies along with modern Asian history and development. Her Ph. D thesis deals with women’s roles and experiences in the resistance politics of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Her research interests include history, politics and the on-going issues related to women/gender, indigenous people, minority and marginal groups, especially their agency identity and resistance. She has co-authored two books and published several articles on these aspects.