David Boyk

David Boyk

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I am a historian of modern South Asia, particularly interested in urban and regional histories and in histories of language and literature, especially Urdu and Hindi. My dissertation (Department of History, University of California, Berkeley, 2015) examines Patna, a city in the north Indian region of Bihar, and shows how it retained its vitality even as it was increasingly seen as a part of the “mofussil,” or provinces.

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