Virtual Office Hours (Spring 2021) Wednesdays 1-3 pm

Personal Statement:

I am interested in the quotidian processes of making of national subjects amongst the Sylhetis of north-east India in the 19th-20th century. I pursue the commemorative practices of the community anchored in family archives, and material sites like food and music. I focus on narratives in the community about historical migration, marked by class, caste and spatial dispersion that are embedded in these everyday practices, and are nurtured through inter-generational gendered labour. I try to make sense of these practices by registering their historicity in the effects of the colonial political economy and the making of national and state borders in post-Partition India. The spectrum of my academic interests range from colonialism, nationalism, political economy, political philosophy to gender, caste, subaltern history and performative cultures.

Courses Taught:

Teaching Assistant

HIST 2A – World History

HIST 4C- Modern Europe

HIST 88- Survey of South Asian History

HIST 8- Introduction to Latin American History (Fall 2020)


HIST 141B- Twentieth-Century Britain (Spring 2020)