Naina Manjrekar

Designation: 
Assistant Professor
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Education: 

2013-2018: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), PhD in History (Modern South Asia). Thesis title: "'To Shake Hands Across the Ocean': The Political Worlds of South Asian Seamen, c. 1918-1946." 

2010-2012: Jawaharlal Nehru University, MA in History. 

2007-2010: University of Delhi, BA (Hons) English. 

Experience: 

2019-2021: Assistant Professor of History, Krea University

2019: Caird Fellow, Royal Museums Greenwich

Research Interests: 

20th century political movements, global histories of migration and anticolonialism, subaltern history

Courses Taught: 
  • Researching the Social, Political and Historical (Research Methods)
  • Power and Powerlessness: Caste, Class and Gender in Indian History
  • A Social History of Post-Renaissance Mathematics
  • Exploring the Social and Historical (compulsory first year undergraduate course)
  • Writing and Oral Communication (compulsory first year undergraduate course)
  • Colonial Subalterns in the World Wars. Convenor, 2017 (Jan-May), 2018 (Jan-May)
Publications: 
Monograph (In Preparation) 'To Shake Hands Across the Ocean': The Political Worlds of South Asian Seamen, 1917- 1946. Cambridge University Press.
  •  "The Revolutionary Indian Ocean in the Long WW2" (Forthcoming) in Ruth Lawlor and Andy Buchanan (eds)., The Global Second World War, University of North Carolina Press, 2023 (estimated).
  •  "Decolonisation from the Seas: Mutiny in the Royal Indian Navy, 1946" (accepted) Historical Research, February 2022. Winner of the 2019 Julian Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History (Institute of Historical Research, London).
  •  "Violent and Not Quite Modern?: Lascars and Everyday Resistance Across the Sail-Steam Divide". Labour History (Special Issue on Maritime History), Number 116, May 2019.
  •  "Colonial Labour in Perspective: Towards a Global History of the Maritime Labour Market". Published online on The History Project website, August 2018. (Url: http://www.histproj.org/completed_projects_full.html)
Awards: 
  • 2021-2022: Young Faculty Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
  • 2019-2021: Fellowship Awardee, Faculty Research Fellowships, Krea University.
  •  2019:         Winner, Julian Corbett Prize in Modern Naval History (Institute of Historical Research, London)
  •  2018:         Caird Short-Term Fellowship (National Maritime Museum, UK).
  •  2017:          History Project Grant (Centre for History and Economics, Cambridge and the Institute for New Economic Thought, Harvard).
  •  2016:          Charles Wallace India Trust Grant toward final year of study in the UK.
  • 2013-2015:  Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarship.
  • 2015:           SOAS Fieldwork Award. 2015.