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Shashi Joshi Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla

Shashi Joshi is former Senior Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. A PhD in History from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Dr Joshi began her career as a senior lecturer in History at Miranda House, University of Delhi. She has also been a senior fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. From 1983 to 1987, she was co-director of the ‘History of the Indian National Congress, 1885–1947’—a project sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).

Dr Joshi has authored a book, The Last Durbar: A Dramatic Presentation of the Division of British India, published in India and Pakistan simultaneously in 2006. She has authored Religion, Mission and Caste: Essays in the History of Christanity in India (2008). Presently, she is finalising the manuscript for another book, ‘In Gandhi’s Arc: Charles Andrews and Gandhi’, to be published in 2012.