Ananya Dasgupta’s scholarly interests, broadly defined, cover colonialism, nationalism, religion and modernity in South Asia (with special emphasis on Islam), cultural histories of capitalism and popular resistance, and subaltern studies. She specializes in modern South Asian history spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Her teaching interests include modern and pre-modern South Asian history (focusing mainly on India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh), approaches in historiography, histories from below, and women’s histories in South Asia. She is getting increasingly interested in a developing course on connected histories, which explore various forms of cultural, material, and labor flows between the region of South Asia and other parts of the world.
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