Vinita Damodaran A historian of modern India, Vinita Damodaran holds a chair in South Asian History at the University of Sussex. Her work ranges from the social and political history of Bihar to the environmental history of South Asia. Currently, she is leading a project – British Empire and the Natural World. Particularly interested in questions of culture, history and the environment in Eastern India, she is engaged in building up the profile of South Asian studies at the University of Sussex. Dr Damodaran is also the Director of the
Centre for World Environmental History, funded as a University Centre of excellence and an internationally renowned centre dedicated to the Global South.