(This update has been based upon research conducted using the digital archives of the Wellcome Library, London as well as digital resources of the FPAI). Two Indian states ruled by the Hindu nationalist right wing political party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Uttar Pradesh and Assam have, recently proposed population control legislations that would considerably […]

I am Arnav Bhattacharya, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History and Sociology of Science. I just cleared my candidacy exam in the end of May and am gearing up to begin research for my larger dissertation project, tentatively titled, “Making Sex Scientific: A History of Sexology in Modern India (1880-1960).” I am presently […]