Aprajita SARCAR

Aprajita SARCAR


Aprajita Sarcar is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Laureate Centre for History and Population, University of New South Wales. She has previously held a postdoctoral position in the Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi. She works on everyday governance of reproductive health and population control programme in postcolonial India. Her work is on the intersection of health, gender and urban histories of South Asia. She earned her PhD from the Department of History, Queen’s University, Canada. She currently shuttles between Delhi and Sydney.

Recent Publications:

Sarcar Aprajita, 2022. “A demographer’s urban village: Testing Demographic Transition Theory, Delhi 1950-70” Journal of Historical Geography (76):5667. ISSN 03057488. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2022.03.009

Sarcar Aprajita, 2022. “How a Village in Delhi Influenced Public Healthcare in India”, The India Forum (April 15) https://www.theindiaforum.in/article/howvillagedelhishapedpublichealthindia

Sarcar Aprajita, Mohan Rao, (2021) The Pandemic as Population Check? The Dangerous Fallacies of Populationism,’ Economic and Political Weekly 56(13):17-21. ISSN (Print) – 0012-9976 https://www.epw.in/journal/2021/13/commentary/pandemic-population-check.html

Sarcar Aprajita, 2018. “Memories of Violence: Of Emotional Geographies and Planning in Post-Partition Delhi, 1948-62.” South Asian Popular Culture 16(2-3): 119–130. ISSN (Print) – 001474-6689 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14746689.2019.1565323.

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