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Janaki Nair <email@example.com>
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata
I am currently working on some essays on the history of Modern Mysore. One of them concerns the manner in which a city like Sriranagapatna, which was for long the capital of the Wodeyars of Mysore, as well as the seat of Hyder and Tipu's reign, quickly becomes deurbanised after the British takeover, while the neighbouring region of Mysore is invented as the capital of the restored monarchy. My interest is to explore the modes by which one site (Srirangapatna) is inscribed as a topography of defeat, right up to the present day, while another, wholly modern monarchical landscape is built up in Mysore.
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Kolkata, West Bengal 700 094
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|Interests:||Asian History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
I have most recently completed a book on Bangalore entitled The Promise of the Metropolis: Bangalore's Twentieth Century which has been brought out by Oxford University Press, Delhi.