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28 February 2019

Modernising Calcutta: Technology, the Spectacular and the Unexpected

Dr Anindita Ghosh (University of Manchester)

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Anindita is Professor of Modern Indian History at Manchester University

Anindita is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and has served on various professional bodies as a grant assessor.

Born and educated in India, she obtained her doctoral degree from Cambridge, she joined the History Department at the University of Manchester in 2001 as a lecturer, having also served as a Simon Fellow there between 1999 and 2000. Since then she has been teaching courses on colonialism and nationalism in India, at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has supervised several doctoral students to completion and held major grants. Anindita has also appeared in a range of programmes on national and international TV and Radio.

She appeared on Free Thinking on BBC Radio 3 discussing her research in 2015 and on TV debating the BBC’s One Big Questions episode considering should we be proud of the British Empire. Anindita also presented Printing a Nation a two part programme on Radio 4 which she will be presenting for BBC Radio 4 exploring the tremendous opportunities opened up for Indians by the arrival of the printing press in the subcontinent.