Near Wellawatte Railway Station, Colombo (2016). Photo by Kalyani Ramnath. 

I am a legal historian of South Asia and a doctoral candidate in history at Princeton University, with research and teaching interests in modern South Asia, legal history, transnational history and law and empire.

Before coming to Princeton, I received a bachelor's degree in arts and law (B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) (JD equivalent) from the National Law School of India University and a master's degree in law (LL.M.) from the Yale Law School. From 2010 - 2012, I served on the faculty of the NLSIU, teaching courses on legal history, property law and comparative law.

For an account of archival adventures in writing connected legal histories, see my post on the The Archives of Economic Life (Centre for History and Economics ) blog here. For a list of upcoming talks, see here.

Did you or someone you know travel on the Boat Mail from India to Ceylon? I am interested in speaking with you! Please contact me via the contact form on this website here.