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Humaira Chowdhury, RHS Marshall Fellow                        

The Tailor-Moulded Woman: the figure of the “darzi” in memsahibs’ writings in late colonial Calcutta

Humaira completed her BA and MA in Sociology at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata before moving on to do an MPhil at the Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge, and is now working on her PhD at the Faculty of History.

Alka Raman, EHS Postan Fellow      

From Garthwaite to Morris: Indian calico prints and the evolution of British textile designs

Dr Alka Raman is a historian of technological change in global history. Her work explores the transnational roots of technological evolution by examining the influence of pre-industrial Indian cotton textiles on industrialisation in the British cotton industry during the 18th and 19th centuries.


All welcome- this seminar is free to attend, but booking is required.