Dr Pragya Dhital

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Dr Pragya Dhital
PhD in Religions and Philosophies at SOAS (2016)
Position/Fellowship type:
Visiting Research Fellow
Fellowship term:
08-Apr-2018 to 31-Dec-2020
Institute of English Studies
Home institution:
British Library & National Archives of India
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Pragya Dhital completed a PhD in the department of Religions and Philosophies at SOAS in 2016: “Paper chains: the techno-politics of communication in modern India”.

She is currently researching a collection of publications proscribed in colonial India, held jointly by the British Library and National Archives of India.  Through a transnational and multilingual approach to studying this material, she aims to go beyond centre-periphery models of the diffusion of cultural and political forms, be it the nation or the novel, using methodologies rived from literary studies and book history.

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