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Mou Banerjee

Mou Banerjee

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Expert on modern postcolonial South Asian history and politics.

Assistant Professor, History College of Letters and Science Work: 608-263-1956 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @moubanerjee28


  • How does the history of British imperialism influence South Asia in the present day?
  • What is the relationship between religion, caste and politics in South Asia and in South Asian diasporas?
  • What are the different aspects of the relationships between between the many postcolonial nations in the Indian subcontinent?
  • What are the legal and political debates about citizenship in South Asian nations, and how does the history of colonialism affect these questions?


  • My first book, “The Disinherited: Christianity and Conversion in Colonial India, 1813-1907” is forthcoming from Harvard University Press.
  • My PhD dissertation at Harvard received the Gross Prize for showing "greatest promise of a distinguished career of historical research" in 2018.