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2019 Bayly Memorial Lecture

08.05.19 17:30
McGrath Centre

'Magic in the Labour Market: Producing Plantation Coolies, India 1830-1930'

Professor Samita Sen is the Vere Harmsworth Professor in Imperial and Naval history, University of Cambridge. She received her Ph.D from Cambridge in 1992 and won the Trinity College Prize Fellowship in 1990. She was First Vice Chancellor, Diamond Harbour Women's University, 2013-2015 and Dean, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Law and Management at Jadavpur University, 2016-2017. She has taught at Calcutta and Jadavpur Universities. Her monograph on women's employment in the jute industry in colonial Bengal was published in 1999 and won the Trevor Reese Prize in Commonwealth History. Her recent publications are: jointly written Domestic Days (OUP, 2016); edited volumes Passage to Bondage (2016), Intimate Others (2010), and Mapping the Field (2011).

Professor Sen's talk will be followed by drinks.