Ranjana Saha

Postdoctoral Fellow

Manipal Centre for Humanities

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Ranjana Saha is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Manipal Centre for Humanities.

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Indian History and Historiography HUM 218 III
The Global Career of Nationalism HIS 312 V

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience

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

2017

South Asia Research, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 147-165.

Milk, Mothering and Meanings: Infant Feeding in colonial Bengal

2017

Women’s Studies International Forum, vol. 60, pp. 97–110.

Infant Feeding: Child Marriage and “Immature Maternity” in Colonial Bengal, 1890s-1920s

2014

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

2011

Economic and Political Weekly, vol. XLVI, no. 48, pp. 53-60.

Review of Indrani Sen, Gendered Transactions The white woman in colonial India

2019

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)

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)

2014

Social Scientist, Vol. 42, No. 3-4, pp. 108-111.