Senior Lecturer in the History of Modern South Asia
Member, Centre for Gender Studies
Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute
- Dr Eleanor Newbigin
- Email address:
- 020 7898 4625
- 020 7898 4699
- SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
- Russell Square: College Buildings
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- Academic Support Hours:
- Weds 11-1pm
I am interested in ideas and practices of citizenship in India, especially during the subcontinent’s transition to independence. My research focuses in particular on the relationship between political economy and religious-based personal law, and I am interested in the ways in which gender and family relationships shape citizenship and people's interaction with the state in South Asia.
Newbigin, Eleanor (2013) The Hindu family and the emergence of modern India: law, citizenship and community. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Newbigin, Eleanor and Shani, Ornit and Legg, Stephen (2016) 'Introduction: Constitutionalism and the evolution of democracy in India'. Comparative Study of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, (36) 1, pp 42-43. [Forthcoming]
Newbigin, Eleanor (2011) 'Personal law and citizenship in India’s transition to independence'. Modern Asian Studies, (45) 1, pp 7-32.
Newbigin, Eleanor (2010) 'A postcolonial patriarchy? Representing family in the Indian nation-state'. Modern Asian Studies, (44) 1, 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.
Newbigin, Eleanor and Shani, Ornit and Legg, Stephen, (eds.), (2016) Constitutionalism and the evolution of democracy in India - special section in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. [Forthcoming]
Newbigin, Eleanor (2017) 'Public finance and personal law in late-colonial India'. Iterations of Law: Legal Histories from India. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Newbigin, Eleanor (2017) 'Brexit, nostalgia and the Great British fantasy' Open Democracy.
Newbigin, Eleanor (2017) 'India on Film: 1899-1947 [Various Contributions]' BFI Player.
Newbigin, Eleanor (2016) 'Lest we forget: Trump, Brexit and the ‘elites’' Open Democracy.
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