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Meera Venkatachalam

Research Associate Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai

Anthropologist & historian working on Indian Ocean connectivities; India in Africa, and the politics of Development Cooperation across the Global South.


  • 2020–present
    Research Associate, Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai


  • 2007 
    School of Oriental & African Studies (University of London), PhD Social Anthropology


  • 2021
    India-Africa Partnerships for Food Security and Capacity Building: South-South Cooperation, Palgrave Macmillan: International Political Economy Series
  • 2021
    India's Development Diplomacy and Soft Power in Africa, James Currey
  • 2020
    Common Threads: Fabrics Made-in-India for Africa, African Studies Collection 76, African Studies Centre Leiden
  • 2015
    Slavery, Memory and Religion in Southeastern Ghana, c. 1850-present, International African Institute and Cambridge University Press