Dr. Radhika Gupta, 2011-2013
Radhika Gupta is now at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS) at Goettingen University.
Radhika Gupta finished a PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Titled ,Piety, Politics, and Patriotism in Kargil, India', her doctoral dissertation discusses the rise of regional and sectarian consciousness among the Shia Muslims of Kargil - a region located on India's north-western border with Pakistan. She is interested in exploring how ideas, ideologies, and cultural flows from a transnational Islamic sphere might relate to urban religiosity among Muslims in Mumbai for her post-doctoral project. More broadly, Radhika's research interests include post-colonial politics and public spheres in South Asia, anthropology of religion, and Himalayan studies.