Fields of Study: Modern South Asia, Urban History, Women and gender
Advisor: Gyan Prakash, Bhavani Raman
I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of History.
My dissertation 'Being Urban: Producing City Space and Citizens in colonial Calcutta (1850-1930)' examines the production of urban space and citizens in the colonial city. It traces an authoritative urbanization in colonial Calcutta that transformed spaces, bodies, and textual practices. By exploring urbanization as a cultural intervention, the dissertation explores the birth and early expressions of developmentalism in Colonial and Nationalist pedagogic practices.
In 2010, I completed my generals fields in Modern South Asia, Urban history of the World and Comparative Postcolonial theories.
I am also interested in the comparative history of women and gender, the history of citizenship and religion and comparative colonialism.
I received my B.A. in History from Presidency College, Calcutta.