Cohort Year: 2021
Research Interests: Post-colonial Indian history; Rajput history; Mughal-Rajput relations; Religious nationalism; Linguistic history of Hindi and Hindi literature.
Education: M.A., University of Delhi, 2014 B.A., Lady Shri Ram College For Women, University of Delhi, 2012
M.A. Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2020
M.A., University of Delhi, 2014
B.A., Lady Shri Ram College For Women, University of Delhi, 2012
I am interested in popular Rajput histories in colonial and post-colonial India. I look at how Rajput/kshatriya identity aligned itself with religious nationalism in post-colonial India.
I intend to research how such popular histories particularly in Hindi contributed to the modern discourse on Hindu nationalism. My languages of research are Hindi, Rajasthani and Sanskrit.