Dr. Poornima Paidipaty

Dr. Poornima Paidipaty

Philomathia Post-doctoral Research Associate

I received my Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University and my work examines the intersections of decolonisation, governance and modern social science. Alongside this research, I am working on a book, Tribal Nation, exploring the history of anthropology in the subcontinent, and charting the relationship between military science, political culture and citizenship in India’s tribal borderlands. This work is part of an ongoing interest in large-scale state sciences (logistics, cartography, statistics, demography and engineering) and their historical implications for understanding economic disparity and democratic politics in South Asia.

  • University of Cambridge