Colonial India, Economic and Business History, Tariffs, History of Capitalism, Industry, cultural/intellectual history
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I am currently a PhD student at the Department of History, University of Delhi, India. I did my BA in Economics followed by MA in History. My M. Phil thesis revisited the historical subject on tariff policies, an integral component in the study of economic history of India.
My M. Phil also exposed me to many unexplored themes and encouraged me to further extend this topic for my PhD where I try to investigate the varied discourses on Indian tariff policy and its significance for both imperial and global studies. Moreover, I have also successfully presented a part of my findings and research at various international conferences organized by prestigious institutions such as the University of Warwick, Indian Institute of Technology, and Weatherhead Initiative of Global History-Harvard where constructive criticism and feedback have greatly sharpened my research questions and objectives.
I was selected for the prestigious Commonwealth Split-Site PhD Fellowship in 2019 and this allowed me to work under Prof. Crispin Bates at the University of Edinburgh as a Visiting Research Student.
I have also taught various BA level courses in history in different colleges of Delhi University.
I was also very fortunate to be selected for the Charles Wallace three-month Research Fellowship in 2017 where I assisted the India Office team of the British Library, in cataloging and digitalizing important Indian financial documents related to the First World War. I was also awarded the ICHR (Indian Council of Historical Research)’s Junior Research Fellowship in 2018. These fellowships have not only eased my access to new and existing archives but have also familiarized me with various kinds of documentation that are available in these repositories.
I am currently a DAAD PhD fellow at Centre for Modern Indian Studies at Gottingen, Germany.