Assistant Professor in South Asian History
An Assistant Professor of South Asian history at Durham University, UK, Dr. Kapuria is primarily a historian of gender and culture. With roots in pre-1947 west Punjab, her family history intertwines with key political moments, driving her passion for history. Trained at Delhi University and an M.Phil. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, she delves into everyday narratives and micro-histories. Her book, “Music in Colonial Punjab: Courtesans, Bards, and Connoisseurs” (OUP 2023), emerges from her King’s College London PhD, shortlisted for the Royal Asiatic Society’s Bayly Prize. Kapuria’s work illuminates nuanced perspectives in South Asian history, highlighting the personal within larger historical contexts.