FORA.tv Speaker - Mridu Rai

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Biography

Mridu Rai is associate professor of history at Yale University. She was educated at Delhi University; the Centre for Historical Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; and Columbia University, where she received a PhD in modern South Asian history. Her doctoral research focused on the problem of religion and politics in the making of protest in modern Kashmir between the 1840s and the 1940s.

In 2004, her book Hindu Rulers, Muslim Subjects: Islam, Rights and the History of Kashmir was published. Rai's new research looks at the region of Bihar and the relationships between caste, territory, region and nation as they evolved from the period of British colonial rule into the postcolonial era.

1 Program

Solve Kashmir First: Rethinking South Asia’s Longest War

06.30.10 | 01:39:54 min | 11 comments