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Department of History

Dr Eleanor Newbigin

BA, MPhil, PhD (Cantab)

Overview

Eleanor Newbigin
Department of History

Lecturer in the History of Modern South Asia

SOAS South Asia Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute

Centre for Gender Studies

Member, Centre for Gender Studies

Name:
Dr Eleanor Newbigin
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4625
Fax:
020 7898 4699
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
307
On Sabbatical:
All Year - 2014/15

Biography

I am interested in ideas and practices of citizenship in India, especially during the subcontinent’s transition to independence, including its partition. My current research focuses on family law and social reform in the first half of the twentieth century and explores the way in which religious identity and gender relations informed debates about citizenship rights, democracy and secularism.

Teaching

Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Naina Manjrekar, Discontent and Decolonisation after World War II: The Case of the Royal Indian Navy Mutiny

Publications

Authored Books

Newbigin, Eleanor (2013) The Hindu family and the emergence of modern India: law, citizenship and community. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Cambridge Studies in Indian History and Society)

Articles

Newbigin, Eleanor (2011) 'Personal law and citizenship in India’s transition to independence.' Modern Asian Studies, 45 (01). pp. 7-32.

Newbigin, Eleanor (2010) 'A postcolonial patriarchy? Representing family in the Indian nation-state.' Modern Asian Studies, 44 (01). pp. 121-144.

Newbigin, Eleanor (2009) 'The codification of personal law and secular citizenship: revisiting the history of law reform in late colonial India.' Indian Economic and Social History Review, 46 (1). pp. 83-104.

Newbigin, Eleanor and Denault, Leigh and De, Rohit (2009) 'Personal law, identity politics and civil society in colonial South Asia.' Indian Economic and Social History Review, 46 (1). pp. 1-4.

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