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First Name
Amber H.
Last Name
Saint Joseph's University
Website URL
South Asia, Pakistan, Oral History, Muslims, Partition of India, Identity, Bangladesh, India, South Asian Diaspora, Aligarh Muslim University, Memory
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Personal Info

About Me

I am a historian of modern South Asia with a research on Muslims from the nineteenth century to present. My work examines the experience of Muslims throughout the subcontinent (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) during the period of partition and independence in the twentieth century. My work also engages with the experience of marginalization and discrimination Muslims have experienced since the end of British colonization. I am an oral historian so I also focus on storytelling, the voice, and memory. My research also extends into the South Asian diaspora where I look at the experience of migration and also death and dying.

Recent Publications
  1. “A Living Legacy: Sir Sayyid Today,” in The Cambridge Companion to Sayyid Ahmad Khan, ed. Yasmin Saikia and Raisur Rahman (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018).
  2. “Disruption and Belonging: Aligarh University and the Changing Meaning of Place Since Partition,” The Oral History Review Vol. 44, No. 2 (Sept. 2017): 301-321.
  3. “The Solidarity Agenda: Aligarh Students and the Demand for Pakistan,” South Asian History and Culture Special Issue: Defying the Perpetual Exception: Culture and Power in South Asian Islam, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2014): 147-162.
  4. “For the Sound of Her Voice,” The Appendix: Out Loud Vol. 1 No. 3 (July 2013).
Media Coverage
Country Focus
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh
Expertise by Geography
Asia, India
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Pedagogy, Public History