Oral Historian

Indira Chowdhury is Director of the Centre for Public History at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru. Formerly Professor of English at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, she has a PhD in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her book The Frail Hero and Virile History (OUP, 1998) was awarded the Tagore Prize in 2001. For the last decade she has been building oral history archives for academic institutions, NGOs and corporates. She is a Council Member of the International Oral History Association and has also been instrumental in creating the first Oral History Association of India. Indira is a founding member of the International Editorial Board of the journal Oral History, and also a member of the Advisory Board of the Palgrave Studies of Oral History.