Carnegie Mellon University

Arko Dasgupta

Arko Dasgupta

Graduate Student

  • Porter Hall 225C


  • MPhil in International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 2016
  • M.A. in Conflict Analysis & Peace Building, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 2013
  • B.A. in Economics, Political Science, Sociology, St Joseph's College, Bangalore, 2011

Interest Area(s)

Modern Indian History; the British Empire; Intellectual History; Colonialism; Race; Modernity


  • "Makhan Singh: The Punjabi Radical Who Fought For Freedom in Not One But Two Countries,", January 2021
  • 'The Everydayness of Rural Bengal'; The Wire (January, 2019)

Awards and Fellowships

  • Prafulla C Mukerji Fellow, 2019 - ongoing

Conference Presentations

  • "Real Talk: Racism and Colourism in South Asia and Among South Asian Americans," Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon Univeristy, March 2022
  • "A Brief Introduction to Modern India, 1885-1947," City Charter High School, Pittsburgh, PA, January 2022
  • “The Indian Abroad: Gandhi’s Years in South Africa,” Bridges and Borders: Navigating Problems and Possibilities in Language and Culture, Department of English, Carnegie Mellon University, April 2021
  • “Why was Rabindranath Tagore Critical of Nationalism?” Rabindranath Tagore and his Creative Genius, American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, April 2021
  • “Must Gandhi Fall? An Exploration of His Views on Race,” Subject Association of the Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, November 2021



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