Meera G Muralidharan

Meera G Muralidharan is currently the Institute’s Administrator, a Teaching Fellow in History, and a History PhD candidate at Victoria University of Wellington.

Meera G Muralidharan is currently the Institute’s Administrator,  Teaching Fellow in History, and PhD candidate in the School of History, Victoria University of Wellington.

Her doctoral research investigates cartography and botanical knowledge transfers in Malabar under the Dutch East India Company (17th-18th centuries). Her research interests lie in the histories of science, botany, medicine, environment and European trade in early modern South Asia and colonial South Asia.

She has Masters in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Institute of History, Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Her publications include Cross-Cultural Interactions and Missionary Writings in the Context of the Dutch East India Company, c. 1600–72 in Malabar in the Indian Ocean: Cosmopolitanism in a Maritime Historical Region and ‘Dutch Missionary Literatures and the Creation of Brahmin Identity’ in Kerala History Congress Proceedings 2016. She is a recipient of the VUW Research Excellence Award (2019).