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Dr Pragya Dhital


British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow



Pragya Dhital joined the department in September as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, with a project on proscribed political pamphlets in colonial India.

Pragya completed her PhD in the Religions department at SOAS in 2016, where she also taught in the Politics and Anthropology departments over five years. After her PhD she worked in the British Library before taking up fellowships at UCL and SOAS.

During the summer she had two articles published:

  • “From ‘Imam ul-Hind’ to Azizul Hind: The ‘One Man Media House’ in Modern India”, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 42:3, 452-468, DOI: 10.1080/00856401.2019.1596778
  • “Media satyagraha in the broadcast age: underground literature and populist politics during the Indian internal emergency of 1975–1977”, Interventions: Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 21: 7, 942-958, DOI: 10.1080/1369801X.2019.1585908