Dr. Rotem Geva

Head of India & Indonesia Section
Graduate Program Advisor - India & Indonesia Section
Office hours: By Appointment Room 6120


Dr. Rotem Geva is a historian of South Asia concentrating on 20th-century India. Her research and teaching interests include colonialism, nationalism, territorial partitions and mass violence, and urban history. She received her PhD from the Department of History at Princeton University, and her M.A. in anthropology from the New School for Social Research. Her upcoming book is entitled Delhi Reborn: Partition and Nation Building in India’s Capital (Stanford University Press, forthcoming). It focuses on the history of Delhi during the years 1940-1955, exploring the city’s transformation under the pressures of the Second World War and the partition of India. Bridging studies of high politics with the ground-level experience of partition, it shows what the politics of the nation-state meant in everyday life. Dr. Geva teaches the survey course “Introduction to Modern India” as well as seminar courses on colonialism, gender and caste, the Cold War in South Asia, urban history, and a transnational history of twentieth century partitions.