Fields of Study: Modern South Asia
Advisor: Gyan Prakash
I study the history of Modern South Asia, and my research is currently focussed broadly on the history of the Left in India.
My dissertation project, tentatively titled "Bombay Radicals," is an intellectual history of radical politics in Bombay between 1920-46 with the intention to show the emergence of the Left in the context of Bombay’s militant working class.
My research and teaching interests include the history of Marxism and the Left, the history of development, liberalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries England and India, urban history and urbanization, historiography, digital humanities, global Development Agencies, international aid and Modernization Theory.
Ninad holds a B.Arch from Mumbai University, a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MA in History from Princeton.