Dr Nandini Chatterjee

Research interests

I am currently working on a ERC Starting Grant-funded project called "Forms of Law in the Early Moderm Persianate World, 17th-19th centuries.

This is project about the writing of legal documents in the Persian language, which was common practice in a geographically vast and ethnically diverse cultural zone stretching from present-day Bangladesh up Yemen and east Africa. In many cases, Persian was combined with local vernaculars, and as such, this project is both the study of law in practice as well as multi-lingualism in operation. 

Full details may be found on the project web-pages. I welcome communication from individuals with associated interests.

Research collaborations

 
Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany is project partner in the ERC-funded project, Forms of Law in the Early Modern Persianate World, 17th-19th centuries, of which I am the PI. Prof Christoph Werner, Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, is the key academic leading Marburg's contribution to this project. The project's activitis will include, besides the usual research and publication work, collaboration between Marburg and Exeter on a major Digital Humanities proect, centred around the website Asnad

Dr Fahad Bishara of the Department of History, University of Virginia, is part of the project team of Forms of Law in the Early Modern Persianate World, 17th-19th centuries.
 

Professor Chander Shekhar, Department of Persian, Delhi University, is part of the project team of Forms of Law in the Early Modern Persianate World, 17th-19th centuries.