Parul Srivastava

Institute:   University of Hyderabad, India

Brief Profile:   Parul Srivastava is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Hyderabad, India. She is deeply interested in People's History, Oral History, Partition Studies, Gender, Women's Studies, and Migration. She is curious about how events in History have more or less been written with a political viewpoint and why the experiences of common people who experienced these events are often neglected. She received the Fulbright Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship to the USA for 2020- 2021. Parul graduated from Ramjas College, University of Delhi, and holds a Masters in History from the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi where she wrote her seminar paper on the letters of Cairo Genizah (experiences of two Jewish merchants on the Western seaboard of India in the 12th century). Parul wrote another seminar paper while at JNU describing the relationship between clouds, climate, and landscape in Kalidasa's Abhijñānaśākuntalam and Meghadūtam. She also has an MPhil from the University of Lucknow. She has been associated with the Berkeley based 1947 Partition Archive since 2018 and has collected several oral narratives of Partition migrants and eyewitnesses from six cities of India. She has been an Editor and Content Manager for international websites and educational consultancies. July 15th, 2020

Area of Specialization (keywords):   Oral History, Partition of India, Subaltern Studies, Gender Studies, Migration, Personal Histories, Social History

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