Dr Teresa Segura-Garcia

Email address: teresa.segura@upf.edu

Institutional Affiliation: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona


Teresa Segura-Garcia is a historian of Modern South Asia based at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, where she is a postdoctoral researcher. She has a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge, with a dissertation on the global links of the Indian princely state of Baroda. She has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi (M. S. Merian–R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies) and at UPF (through the Government of Spain’s Juan de la Cierva program). She has also held a visiting fellowship at Brown University’s Department of History.

Current research projects on modern monarchy:

A biography of Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III of Baroda, who ruled the leading princely state of western India from 1875 to 1939.

Forthcoming, current or recent research publications on modern monarchy:

“Maharaja Sayaji Rao of Baroda: An Indian prince between anticolonial and imperial politics”, in Digital Encyclopedia of European History, section “Imperial portraits”. Laboratoire d’excellence “Écrire une Histoire nouvelle de l’Europe” (LabEx EHNE): Paris, 2021, https://ehne.fr/fr/node/21590 (also published in French as “Le maharaja de Baroda: Un prince indien entre anticolonialisme et impérialisme“)

“Princely ancestry in modern India: Knowledge, legitimacy and the making of political power”, Revue d’histoire du XIXe siècle, 62, no. 1 (2021): 154‒57 (also published in French as “Connaître et faire reconnaître sa légitimité dynastique: Familles princières et enjeux de pouvoir dans l’Inde contemporaine”)

“The Raj’s uncanny other: Indirect rule and the princely states”, in Routledge Handbook of the History of Colonialism in South Asia, ed. by Harald Fischer-Tiné and Maria Framke. London: Routledge, 2021, pp. 105–115

“Picturing Indian kingship: The photographic practices of Maharaja Sayaji Rao III of Baroda”, in Visual histories of South Asia, ed. by Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes and Marcus Banks. New Delhi: Primus Books, 2018, pp. 115–31

“Towards a connected history of the Indian princely states”, Revue d’histoire du XIXe siècle, 56, no. 1 (2018): 132–34 (also published in French as “Pour une histoire connectée des États princiers indiens”)

“Maharajás y modernidad: Un proyecto de reformismo hindú en un principado de la India, 1910–40”, in Identidades en contexto y cultura posmoderna: Ensayos críticos, ed. by Ángel Mateos-Aparicio Martín-Albo and Eduardo de Gregorio-Godeo. Oviedo, Spain: KRK Ediciones, 2015, pp. 77–88

“La contribución de los principados de la India a la creación de una nación india independiente”, in Nacionalismo versus colonialismo: Problemas en la construcción nacional de Filipinas, India y Vietnam, ed. by María Dolores Elizalde. Barcelona: Bellaterra, 2013, pp. 225–60






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