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 Serena Rattu

Serena Rattu

Myfyriwr ymchwil, Ysgol Hanes, Archaeoleg a Chrefydd

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As a budding historian, my interests lie in Public History and making an accessible platform(s) for people to learn and gain interest in themes that are not widely seen in the public eye.

I discovered my interest in Indian history and its' discussion within the public realm during my Master's, where I decided to create a podcast for my final project, entitled: 'The Power of Paisa' which tackles the question of which historical figure should feature on the rupee?

Since then, my research is extending to various branches of modern day contentions in India and their effect on the public.


Diddordebau ymchwil

One of my first projects, during my Masters, was a podcast entitled 'The Power of Paisa,' where I interviewed historians about which historical figure they thought should be on the rupee (Indian currency).

I also wrote a blog piece for the Royal Historical Society entitled ‘Why Public History matters for a multi-ethnic Britain.’ I discussed my experiences in the British education system and how it is woefully inadequate in its' presentation of the history of the BAME community.

Traethawd ymchwil

‘Heroes’ and ‘Traitors’: A re-examination of modern Indian historical figures in the realm of Public History, 1857-2021

My research focuses on the perception of historical figures in India from 20th century Indian history in comparison to the present day. It concerns how the labels 'hero' and 'villain' created in pre- and post- independent India while public memory demonstrates watered-down versions of such histories and labels, and to what extent these labels have evolved since their conception.

I consider theories of Public History, Memory Studies and Oral History in combination with various mediums of memorialisation to interrogate how the public also dichotomise historical figures on platforms like social media.



Dr Padma Anagol

Senior Lecturer in History


Nicki Kindersley

Lecturer in African History