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Radhika Singha

Centre for Historical Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University


Radhika Singha has worked as Lecturer, and Senior Lecturer, 1983- 2000, Miranda House, Delhi University; Associate Professor, Aligarh Muslim University, 2000-2001, 1.1.2002,Associate Professor JNU,1.1.2004 Professor JNU.

Research Interest

Radhika Singha research interest include Modern and Contemporary Indian History, Crime, law and policing in colonial India; identity protocols, practices and technologies; trans-national history; borders and border-crossing; India in World War one.


  • Front lines and status lines : sepoy and `menial’ in the Great War, 1916-1920" in Heike Liebau et. al. The World in Wars, Experiences, Perceptions and Perspectives from the South, Brill Book Series, Studies in Global Social History, 2010 ( general editor Marcel van der Linden )

  • "Finding labour from India for the war in Iraq: The Jail Porter and Labor Corps, 1916-1920", Comparative Studies in Society and History, 2007, 49, 2, 412-445.

  • "Settle, mobilise, verify: identification practices in colonial India", Studies in History, August 2000, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp.151-198. * "Colonial law and infrastructural power: reconstructing community, locating the female subject", Studies in History, Feb 2003, Vol.19, No.1, 87-126.

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