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Jahnavi Phalkey

Visiting Senior Lecturer

Research interests

  • History
  • Media


Jahnavi Phalkey is a filmmaker and historian of science and technology.  Formerly at the India Institute, she is now the Founding Director of Science Gallery Bengaluru.

She was a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2013-14), following which she was on secondment to the Science Museum London as an external curator (2013-2015).

Jahnavi is the author of 'Atomic State: Big Science in Twentieth Century India' (2013) and has recently co-edited 'Science of Giants: China and India in the Twentieth Century' (2016).  She is on the editorial board for the British Journal for the History of Science and History and Technology. She is director of the documentary film Cyclotron (2017).

Jahnavi continues to supervise three doctoral candidates at the India Institute.