Dr. Kaushalya Bajpayee

Assistant Professor

B.A. (Hons.) (University of Calcutta), M.A. (University of Calcutta), M.Phil (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Ph.D (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Dr. Kaushalya Bajpayee is an Assistant Professor of history in the Jindal Global Law School. Before coming to JGU, she taught in Nalanda University and in Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College, Delhi University. As part of her own research, Kaushalya focuses on social history of medicine, medical education, colonial policy and legislative debates, health enactments and making of health policies as well as environmental and ecological concerns of the late colonial period. Kaushalya grew up in Kolkata where she received her Bachelor’s degree in History from Presidency College in 2004 and Master’s degree in History from the University of Calcutta in 2006. During her Masters, she has been a part of an Exchange Programme with Uppsala University, where she participated in two certificate courses on Ecological Studies and Environmental history. She worked as a Research Assistant in a project under Prof. Amiya Bagchi and Prof. Arun Bandopadhyay in Institute of Development Studies Kolkata for a year before she moved to Delhi to pursue her M.Phil and PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Kaushalya is dedicated to teaching, and has designed and taught a diverse range of courses including History of Medicine in Ancient India; Introduction to Public Health: Contours of Debates; Society, Philosophy and Science; Intellectual Interconnections in Early Modern South Asia.