Member Profile

Ms Arunima Bhattacharya
University of Leeds
Academic Status:
Main Discipline:
Literary Studies
Additional Disciplines:
Cultural Studies
Other Scholarly Societies:
Postcolonial Studies Association
Research Interests:
My research concerns studying the metropolitan climate of erstwhile colonial cities in South Asia, focusing on Calcutta. My thesis looks into the way such cities are imagined and represented in historiography, cultural and social discourses and in terms of the materiality of its architecture of late nineteenth and early twentieth century. I aim to locate the remnants of colonial praxis in the dwelling patterns of these postcolonial, globalised cities and understand the way we can come to terms with our past through the way we write our histories, regulate our bodies and plan our increasingly urban environments.