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Research and Publications
Prasad, Ritika. Tracks of Change: Railways and Everyday Life in Colonial India
(Cambridge University Press, 2015)
Prasad, R. “National Necessity’ and ‘Patriotic Duty’: Railway Publicity in World War II India.” In M. Crowley & S. Dawson (Eds.), Home Fronts – Britain and the Empire at War, 1939–45 (Boydell & Brewer, 2017)
Prasad, Ritika. “Railways in Colonial South Asia,” Mobility in History, 6:1 (Fall 2014)
Prasad, Ritika. “Women, Railways and Respectability in Colonial India,” in Jason Coy, Ben Marschke, Jared Poley, and Claudia Verhoeven, eds, Kinship Community, and Self: Essays in Honor of David Warren Sabean (Berghahn Books, 2014)
Prasad, Ritika “‘Time-Sense”: Railways and Temporality in Colonial India.” Modern Asian Studies, volume 47: 4, July 2013: 1252-82 (Also available on MAS first-view, November 2012)
Prasad, Ritika, “Smoke and Mirrors: Women and Railway Travel in Colonial South Asia.” South Asian History and Culture, 3:1, January 2012: 26-46.
Research Interests: South Asian history; history of technology; technology and society; colonial and imperial history, nationalism and decolonization; Subaltern history; postcolonial theory
Ph.D., History (South Asia): University of California, Los Angeles, 2009
M.A., Modern History: Magdalen College, University of Oxford, 2001
B.A., History: St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, 1997