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

I am a historian of South Asia, with research and teaching interests in modern South Asian history, legal history, transnational history and law and empire. At present, I am a Prize Fellow in Economics, History, and Politics at the Centre for History and Economics at Harvard University.

I received my Ph.D. in history from Princeton University in 2018. I also hold 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 recent interview on my research on statelessness in South Asia, see here. For a list of upcoming talks, see here.