South Asia and Design History Research

Megha Rajguru, Hajra Williams (Other), Monna Matharu

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This podcast has been produced for the South Asian Heritage Month 2020 and showcases research into South Asian heritage and design at the Centre for Design History.

Dr Megha Rajguru, Hajra Williams and Monna Matharu in conversation, discussing their individual research and positionalities as South Asian researchers. This podcast is for the first South Asian Heritage Month taking place between 18 July 2020 - 17 August 2020 with the British Council and Manchester Museum. Dr Megha Rajguru is a member of the Centre for Design History and Senior Lecturer in History of Art and Design at the University of Brighton. Her research focusses on South Asian design and she currently writing on the history of modern housing and the production of interiors in Mumbai, with particular attention to government policy and design in colonial and postcolonial contexts. Hajra Williams is a PhD student at the University of Brighton. Her research focusses on the barriers to museum participation faced by the South Asian community in the UK, analysing the processes museums employed in exhibition design and development in order to reduce these barriers. Prior to her PhD
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Size28:50 minutes
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2020


  • South Asians
  • Heritage
  • Design History
  • transnational
  • postcolonial


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