I am a historian and literary scholar of North India and I am interested in Hindi-Urdu, English, Persian, and Bengali material. My project explores the relationship between the historical, socio-cultural, and intellectual aspects of non-metropolitan space. I focus on textually-mediated identities and intellectual discourses that developed in Allahabad in the colonial period centered on its print culture, educational institutions, and mobilizations in the arena of gender, caste, and religion.
History of North India, Urban History, Colonial Modernity in South Asia, Hindi-Urdu Literary Modernity, History of Colonization
SALC Graduate Student Workshop Coordinator, Spring 2019-Autumn 2019
- “Making a Home in the Colonial City: Insights from History, Literature, and Films” | Instructor, Autumn 2019
- Colonizations II | Teaching Intern (Social Sciences Core), January 2019-March 2019.
- South Asia Civilizations I | Substitute Co-Teaching Assistant, March 2019.
- Hindi (First Year) | Teaching Assistant, September 2018-December 2018
- Readings in World Literature | Writing Intern (Humanities Core), September 2017-March 2018, 2 Quarters
MA, University of Delhi, 2009.
MPhil, University of Delhi, 2013.