Department of History
Research Interests 20th century India, migration, gender, South Asia, Portuguese empire, environmental history
My research traces the journey of one particular plant, cashew, that made its way from Brazil to Goa. I will look for the ways that cashew became an important ingredient in the foods Goans ate, the alcohol they consumed, and the medicines they used. I also study the ways that this tree integrated itself into Goan ecosystems.