Rochona Majumdar

South Asian Languages & Civilizations

Assistant Professor Rochona Majumdar is a historian of 19th- and 20th-century India. Her book Marriage and Modernity: Family Values in Colonial Bengal, 1870–1956 (Duke 2009) analyzes the changing configuration of the “joint family” in the context of shifts in the institution of arranged marriage and the marriage market in Bengal. She is a co-editor of From the Colonial to the Postcolonial: India and Pakistan in Transition (Oxford 2007). Majumdar’s newest book, Writing Postcolonial History, analyzes ways in which postcolonial theory has influenced the historian’s craft and was published by Bloomsbury Press in November 2010. She is currently engaged in a long-term research project on the history film societies and the rise of art cinema in India.