New Perspectives

New Perspectives
Vinita Damodaran
Toolika Gupta
Minakshi Menon
Marika Sardar

How do South Asian scholars and curators read colonial archives?

Four members of the Gwillim Research Project network share their personal experiences looking into the Gwillim Archives.

  • Vinita Damodaran, environmental historian, Director of Centre for World Environmental History, University of Sussex, UK
  • Toolika Gupta, researcher and educator in the field of clothing, textiles, crafts and design; Director of the Indian Institute of Crafts and Design, Jaipur
  • Minakshi Menon, Research Scholar at Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, working on a book entitled, Empiricism’s Empire: Natural-Knowledge Making, State-Making and Governance in East India Company India, 1784–1830
  • Marika Sardar, independent curator and scholar; former Curator at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.