David Boyk

I am a historian of modern South Asia, working primarily on Bihar and north India. I’m particularly interested in urban and regional histories and in histories of language and literature, especially Urdu and Hindi. My dissertation examines Patna’s intellectual and public culture around the turn of the twentieth century, showing how it retained its vitality even as it was increasingly seen as a part of the “mofussil,” or provinces. Among my other interests are film, popular culture, and food.

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