Sanjukta Poddar

Sanjukta Poddar
Teaching Fellow in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations (RDI/CRES)
Teaching at UChicago since 2022


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. 

Research Interests

History of North India, Urban History, Colonial Modernity in South Asia, Hindi-Urdu Literary Modernity, History of Colonization