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LSE INTERNATIONAL HISTORY RESEARCH SEMINAR (HY509)

Michaelmas 2019

Session V

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Sohini Chattopadhyay (Columbia University): The Unclaimed Dead Body as a New Urban Problem: Calcutta and Bombay, c. 1870-1900

Sohini Chattpoadhyay is a doctoral candidate at the Department of History, Columbia University. Her research discusses death, burial and mortuary practices in 19th and 20th century South Asia, with focus on the catastrophic mortality of the bubonic plague in Bombay and its impact on colonial urban governance. She earned her BA at the Presidency College, Madras, and her MA in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Tom A. Wilkinson (LSE): Indian Youth and the Defence of the Nation: Youth Mobilisations, Youth Physicality and the Birth of the National Cadet Core

Tom Wilkinson is based at the Department of International History at the LSE. His doctoral research investigates state mobilisations of youth in colonial and early post-colonial India. He was awarded his BA in political science and social science by the University of York and went on to pursue a MSc in International History from LSE.

Chair: Dr Taylor Sherman (LSE)

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