Aniket De entered the PhD program in 2016 and is advised by Sugata Bose.
Aniket De is a historian of modern South Asia and the British Empire. His academic and research interests include the political and economic history of the British Empire, the intellectual history of Indian nationalism and cultural history of colonial Bengal. He is keen on inquiring how the idea of the “frontier” developed in British India over the nineteenth century, especially with relation to imperial political economy, colonial anthropology and nationalist thought.
Aniket received a B.A. in history and anthropology, summa cum laude, from Tufts University in 2016. His BA thesis had examined the history of a folk theater form in the Indo-Bangladesh border, especially in relation to colonial and post-colonial nationalisms. Having combined archival and ethnographic research, his work has received the Vida Allen Prize in History, the William Wilson Prize in Folklore and the UK Higher Education Academy Prize of the British Parliament.