As a historian of modern South Asia, my research and teaching interests bring together the fields of migration studies, diplomatic history, and imperial and global history. I am interested in critical, bottom-up approaches to diplomatic history: I am currently working on a manuscript provisionally titled ‘Coolie’ Migrants and the Making of Indian Diplomacy, which seeks to recover the figure of the migrant as central to the making of postcolonial diplomacy. My research has also been concerned with the intersections of caste and mobility – an effort to address the studied amnesia over caste in the scholarship on diplomatic history and international relations.
Associate Professor in World Literatures and Publishing (E&R)
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Ghulam Dastgeer Khan
Exchange student Quaid-i Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan