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Samita Sen Vere Harmsworth Professor, Imperial and Naval History, University of Cambridge, UK

Samita Sen is Vere Harmsworth Professor in Imperial and Naval History at the University of Cambridge. She was the first Vice Chancellor, Diamond Harbour Women’s University, West Bengal. She has taught at the universities of Calcutta and Jadavpur. Among her publications are Women and Labour in Late Colonial India (Cambridge University Press 1999) that won the Trevor Reese Prize in Commonwealth History; with Nilanjana Sengupta, Domestic Days: Women, Work, and Politics in Contemporary Kolkata (Oxford University Press 2016) and Passage to Bondage: Labour in the Assam Tea Plantations (Stree 2016). Presently working on women’s migration and history of marriage, she has published papers on education, the women’s movement, religious conversion, informal labour and domestic violence. She has participated in action research on gender budgeting, women in governance and women’s land rights.