Historians In The Time Of COVID-19: Decolonization with Varsha Venkatasubramanian

Making of a Historian

Apr 28 2020 • 50 mins


We're inaugurating a new podcast interview series during this weird time of isolation with recurring guest, Varsha Venkatasubramanian. Varsha is studying for her comprehensive exams in like TWO WEEKS and she was gracious enough to join us to talk about what it's like to read a thousand books when you don't have library access. We discuss the history of decolonization, which Varsha masterfully guides us from the ideological origins in the American Revolution, through the Haitian Revolution, to Woodrow Wilson's 14 points, to Indian independence. Probably the most educational and fact-dense interview I've ever done!