I joined Jadavpur University as an assistant professor in March 2008. After doing my Bachelor of Arts in history from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi (University of Delhi), I did my M.A. and M.Phil. from Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. I received my doctorate in History from the University of Cambridge on a Commonwealth Scholarship. I also cleared National Eligibility Test (NET) and was a recipient of UGC’s Junior Research Fellowship. I have taught at various colleges in Delhi – Miranda House, Hindu College, Gargi College (all adhoc positions) and Lady Shri Ram College for Women (temporary) and in the Department of History, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan.
My research interest is in Eighteenth-century Bengal, Medieval India, trade, urbanisation, consumption, transport, pilgrimage, court culture, mercantile communities and art history of early modern India.
I teach the following courses:
- Medieval Europe: Institutions (Undergraduate Honours course, semester 2)
– Medieval Indian History, 1300-1800: Political Culture (Masters, semester 3)
– Regional History – The Functioning of the State in Eastern India in the late Medieval/Early Modern Period (Masters, semester 3)
– Pre-colonial and Colonial Economy: Business Communities, Markets and Maritime Empires, 15th to 18th century (Masters, semester 3)
– Medieval Indian History, 1300-1800: Economy and Culture (Masters, semester 4)
– Political & Economic History of Medieval India (13th – 18th centuries) (M.Phil., semester 2)
– Social & Cultural History of Medieval India (13th – 18th centuries) (M.Phil., semester 2)
– Methodology of Research (Medieval and Early-Modern Indian History) (Ph.D. semester 1)