Bidisha Ray

Department of History


Office: AQ 6241

Research Region

South Asia

Research Interests

Modern (post- 1757) South Asia, historical anthropology

imperialism, gender, sexuality

popular religious practice, public theatre in colonial societies,

ethno-history, history of prostitution, postcolonial studies and transnational histories.

Selected Publications and Activities

Currently working on a book-length study 'Contesting Respectability: Sexuality, Corporeality and Popular Culture in Colonial Bengal'