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Research officers

Shalini Sharma


Shalini Sharma served as the first Research Facilitator for the British Hinduism Oral History Project. She came to the team from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London where she was completing her PhD thesis on colonial governance in pre-Partition Punjab. Before SOAS, she studied at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. She gained a research degree in Politics from Cambridge University in 1994. Shalini is interested in the effects of migration on self-perception and faith, as well as the pursuit of Oral History as a legitimate historical record of ordinary individual lives.

Draupadi Stewart


Draupadi Stewart served as Project Manager and Research Officer for the British Hindu Oral History project. She began work with the OCHS team after graduating from the University of Sunderland in July 2003 with a BA in Media Production.