Olivia Majumdar

Olivia Majumdar
Urdu Collections Curator
British India, 19-20th century literature, South Asian cinema

Olivia Majumdar holds a BA in South Asian Studies from SOAS, University of London, as well as an English Literature MA by Research from the University of Birmingham and a Film Programming and Curating MA from Birkbeck, University of London. Currently she is an MPhil/PhD student in the English and Creative Writing department at the University of Exeter. Her research interests include British India, Anglophone-South Asian literary and culture exchange in the 19th century, and South Asian cinema.

She joined the British Library in 2019, working as a Project Cataloguer and Curator for the ‘Two Centuries of Indian Print’ project. Prior to this, she worked as an Editorial and Research Assistant at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.


Two Centuries of Indian Print

An international collaboration to digitise South Asian printed books

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Urdu and Related Languages Collection

An unparalleled collection of manuscripts, printed books, and periodicals in Urdu and related languages from the medieval period to the present day

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South Asia

Resources for the study of South Asia, past and present.

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