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My PhD project explores the subjectivities of activists and politically conscious bhadramahilas (Bengali middle-class educated ‘gentlewomen’) during the last decades of the British rule, encompassing activism, nationalism, and women's and student movements. My research interests include intellectual history, gender and women’s studies, and youth movements.

Research interests

Indian history, Bengal history, colonial India history, world history, British Empire, intellectual history, women and gender studies, student movements.


I received my B.A. in History at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, graduating with honours. Then I completed the M.A. in History and Oriental Studies at the University of Bologna. During the M.A. I won the "Overseas" scholarship, which had allowed me to attend a semester at the Jadavpur University of Kolkata. I graduated with honours with a dissertation on Subhas Chandra Bose's relations with Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany between the 1930s and 1940s.


I have worked as Graduate Teaching Assistant for the course "Colonial Encounters: Violence, Race and the Making of the Modern World".

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, History and Oriental Studies, Universita Degli Studi Bologna


Overseas exchange project, Jadavpur University

Jun 2018Dec 2018

Bachelor of Arts, History, Ca' Foscari University of Venice



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