Transnational and Global History; Migration; Race, Gender, Caste and Sexuality; History of Emotions; Queer Studies; Feminist and Postcolonial Theory; modern South Asia, Dalit Histories, Public History, Decolonisation.
April 2020 PhD, Department of History, University of Warwick, entitled Passages Through India: Indian Gurus, Western Disciples and the Cultural Politics of Intimacy: 1890-1940. (Thesis Supervisor: Prof Sarah Hodges, History)
Aug 2013–’15 Master of Philosophy, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. (Thesis Supervisors: Profs Tanika Sarkar and Radhika Singha)
July 2013 Master of Arts Degree, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
- 2020- now: Member, Global History and Culture Centre, Warwick
- 2018- 2019: Founder and Convener, Queer History Reading Group, University of Warwick
- 2018 - current: Member, Royal Historical Society, UK
- 2015 -Present: Member, University and College Union, UK
- April-Dec 2020: Early Career Fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Warwick
- Autumn Term, 2018-present: Module Contributor and Guest Lecturer, ‘South Asia in Britain’, Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning, University of Warwick
- Oct 2019- present: Associate Tutor, Dept of History, Warwick
- Oct 2019 - present: Sessional Tutor, Dept of Sociology, Warwick
- 2018- 2019: Sessional Tutor, Dept of Sociology, Warwick
- 2017-2018: Academic Tutor, Realising Opportunities, Warwick
Academic Awards (selective):
- 2020-2022: Past and Present Junior Research Fellowship, Institute of Historical Studies, University of London.
- 2019- 2020: Coventry City of Culture Grant, Project: ‘Queer and Coloured: Asylums, Islamophobia and LGBT movements in Coventry, 1970-2010’
- 2015-’19: Chancellor’s International Scholarship for Doctoral Studies, University of Warwick
- 2019-2021: International Partnership Award for Institutional Collaboration between Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Global History Centre, Warwick.
- 2016-2019: Global History and Culture Centre Conference Award(£3000), Humanities Research Centre Conference Award (£500), Economic History Society Conference Grant (£1000), Global Research Priorities, Warwick: Connecting Cultures (£1000) and Another India (£500); HRC: Passions Workshop Research Grant (£500)
- 2017: Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant, Duke University, NC, U.S
- 2014-’15: Rajeev Gandhi National Fellowship for Minorities, Government of India.
- 2012: Qualified for Lecturership in the Indian University Grants Commission – National Eligibility Test.
- 2011: 'Order of Merit’ for being First Class First in B.A (Hons.), History, by the University of Calcutta.
- 2010: ‘Certificate of Honour’ for securing Highest marks in History Hons. Exam, Dept. of History, Presidency College, Calcutta.
- 2010: Ashin Dasgupta Memorial Prize, Department of History, Presidency College, Calcutta.
- In Preparation: ‘Vedanta and Its Variables: Vivekananda, Western Disciples and the Making of Modern Hinduism’, To be submitted to Modern Asian Studies.
- In Preparation: ‘India, Indophiles, Indenture: Cultural Politics of a Transnational Discourse’, To be submitted to Journal of Global History.
- ‘From Noble to Nivedita: Sister Nivedita and her Passages Through India’, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, 75, Platinum Jubilee (2014), pp 790-797
- ‘Claiming a History: The 2012 Cartoon Controversy and Public History Debates in Contemporary India’, The Journal of the Ever Present Past, ESTRO Vol 10 No 2 April 2019
- ‘Queer’ in Asia, October 2019, Queer History Warwick, https://queerhistorywarwick.wordpress.com/2019/11/01/event-review-queer-asia-book-launch/
- ‘Between and Beyond: Transnational Networks and the British Empire (18th-20th Century): Notes from a Workshop’, Global History and Culture Centre, Warwick, 25 September 2018
- 'Dalit movements across India will be a front against hegemonic nationalism', Hindustan Times, New Delhi, 18 April 2018.
Invited Seminars and Talks:
- Jan 2020: Seminar: ‘Vedanta and its Variables’, World History Workshop, Cambridge.
- May 2019: Chair, Roundtable on ‘Hindutva: Trans/National and Global Narratives of Hindu Nationalism’, Warwick.
- February 2018: ‘India, Indenture and the Empire: Cultural Politics of a Transnational Discourse, 1904-1945’, Dept of International History, LSE
- March, 2017, Panel Discussant, ‘Reforming the Self’’, Young Scholars Conference on Narratives of Embodiment, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
- 2016 and 2017: Student Research Ambassador, Dept of History, University of Warwick.
- March 2019: Convenor, ‘British Empire: Networks, Mobilities, Cultures’, Warwick;
- June 2018: Convenor, 'Between & Beyond: Transnational Networks & the British Empire, Ca. 18-20th centuries', Global History Centre, Warwick
- Nov 2019: ‘Race Matters: Race and the Global Writing of History’, Global History Annual Conference, University of Warwick, UK
- Oct 2016: Organised Panel Discussion and Performance event, #Kashmir2016: India and the Question of Kashmiri Sovereignty, Another India, University of Warwick.
- March 2016: Organised Times of the Nation: Being Anti-national in the Contemporary India, Panel Discussion event, University of Warwick.
- June 2018: ‘Indenture: Cultural Politics of a Transnational Discourse’, Global History Conference, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany.
- June 2018: ‘Cartographies of the Self: Indian Gurus, Western disciples and the Politics of Epistolary Articulation’, University of Sheffield, UK.
- December 2016: Participant, Winter School on ‘Gandhian Ideas and Thought’, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, India.
- September, 2015: ‘In Pursuit of an Ideal Space: Gender in Gandhi’s ashrams: 1925-1935’, CHS-Cambridge History Workshop, ‘Ideas in Practice’, Centre for Historical Studies (CHS), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
- 2017 - 2019: Research Assistant, Wellcome Trust Project led by Prof. Anne Gerritsen on Therapeutic Commodities: Trade, Transmission and the Material Culture of Global Medicine, Global History and Culture Centre, University of Warwick.
Hindi, English, Bengali (fluent speaking, reading and writing), Sanskrit (fluent reading and writing).