150 Years of Indian History in Cambridge
During my PhD I researched, wrote and guided “150 Years of Indian History in Cambridge”, a walking tour that explores the hidden history of Indian students at the University of Cambridge from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.
The tours have taken place as part of three annual festivals that bring the University of Cambridge’s research closer to the public: the Festival of Ideas (2013), the Alumni Festival (2014) and Open Cambridge (2017). The 2017 tours were organised in collaboration with the India Unboxed initiative, launched to mark the UK-India Year of Culture 2017.
As an offshoot of “150 Years of Indian History in Cambridge”, in 2015 I wrote a piece on Indian students at Downing (my college) for its alumni magazine. In 2017 the Downing archivist, Jenny Ulph, created a temporary exhibition based on the article at college’s Maitland Robinson Library.