CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
Ranjana Saha is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Manipal Centre for Humanities.
SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
|Indian History and Historiography||HUM 218||III|
|The Global Career of Nationalism||HIS 312||V|
|Degree||Specialisation||Institute||Year of passing|
|PhD||History||University of Delhi, Delhi||2019|
|MPhil||History||University of Delhi, Delhi||2012|
|MA||History||Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi||2007|
|BA Hons||History||Lancaster University, Lancaster U.K.||2004|
|Institution / Organisation||Designation||Role||Tenure|
|Humanities and Social Sciences Department, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali||Postdoctoral Fellow||Research Fellow with intermittent teaching and evaluation duties||1 May, 2018 – 30 April, 2020.|
|Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi||Research Assistant for Dr. Awadhendra Sharan||Research Assistant||February-March (2 months), 2018|
|CSDS (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies), Delhi.||PhD Fellowship||2016 – 2017|
|ICHR (Indian Council of Historical Research), New Delhi.||Junior Research Fellowship / JRF||2013 – 2015|
|Department of History, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada||Teaching Assistant||Teaching Assistant||2009-10 and 2011-12|
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
Area of Interest
Social History of Health and Medicine in Colonial India, Global History, Gender Studies, Medical Anthropology, and Cultural Studies (with a particular focus on medical literature about motherhood and breastfeeding in colonial Calcutta).
Milk, “Race” and Nation: Medical Advice on Breastfeeding in Colonial Bengal
South Asia Research, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 147-165.
Milk, Mothering and Meanings: Infant Feeding in colonial Bengal
Women’s Studies International Forum, vol. 60, pp. 97–110.
Infant Feeding: Child Marriage and “Immature Maternity” in Colonial Bengal, 1890s-1920s
Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, vol. 75, Platinum Jubilee, pp. 708-715 (Awarded the Professor Partha Sarthi Gupta Prize and Professor J. C. Jha Memorial Prize).
Children in the Mind: Paginated Childhoods and Pedagogics of Play
Economic and Political Weekly, vol. XLVI, no. 48, pp. 53-60.
Review of Indrani Sen, Gendered Transactions The white woman in colonial India
South Asia Research Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 238-241.
Review of Ambalika Guha, Colonial Modernities Midwifery in Bengal, C. 1860-1947 (New York: Routledge, 2018)
The Book Review Vol. XLIII, No. 4, pp. 9-10
Review of Charu Gupta, Gendering Colonial India: Reforms, Print, Caste and Communalism (New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan, 2012)
Social Scientist, Vol. 42, No. 3-4, pp. 108-111.