SOAS University of London

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Eleanor Newbigin

BA, MPhil, PhD (Cantab)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Publications

Overview

Eleanor Newbigin
Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Senior Lecturer in the History of Modern South Asia

Centre for Gender Studies

Member, Centre for Gender Studies

SOAS South Asia Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute

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
Office Hours:
Monday 10.30-12.30 and by appointment

Biography

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.

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Aakriti Mandhwani, Everyday Reading: Popular magazines and Book publishing in Post Independence India
  • Aditya Ramesh, Water technocracy: Dams, Public Works, and Development in Colonial South India
  • Anisha Thomas, Questions of Consent and Coercion: Understanding Sexual Assault Trials in India
  • Jennifer Bond, Nationalism, Christianity and Feminism: Missionary Education for Girls in East China, 1923-1949
  • 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.

Articles

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.

Edited Books

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]

Book Chapters

Newbigin, Eleanor (2017) 'Public finance and personal law in late-colonial India'. Iterations of Law: Legal Histories from India. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Forthcoming]

 

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