Chandrika Kaul (Balliol 1988) has been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for her research on the BBC and India.
Chandrika Kaul is Reader in Modern History at the University of St Andrews, specialising in British Imperial, South Asian and media history. She has been awarded the prestigious Fellowship, worth £124,000, for her forthcoming monograph on the BBC and India, which will be published by Oxford University Press. Her recent books include Media and the Portuguese Empire (ed.) (Palgrave, 2017); Communications, Media and the Imperial Experience: Britain and India in the Twentieth Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017); and Reporting the Raj: The British Press and India (new Indian edition, Viva 2017).
The Leverhulme Trust is one of the largest providers of research funding in the UK. Its Major Research Fellowships are awarded for ‘well-established, distinguished researchers in the humanities and social sciences to complete a piece of original research’, and competition for them is fierce. Dr Kaul is one of 34 academics in the UK to have been awarded a Major Research Fellowship this year.