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Upinder Singh

Upinder Singh is a historian and the head of the History Department at the University of Delhi. She is also the recipient of the inaugural Infosys Prize in the category of Social Sciences (History). Singh is an alumna of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and received PhD from McGill University, Canada. She is Professor in the Department of History at the University of Delhi. Singh was awarded the Netherlands Government Reciprocal Fellowship in 1985, to pursue research at the Instituut Kern, Leiden. She was awarded the Ancient India and Iran Trust/Wallace India Visiting Fellowship to pursue research in Cambridge and London in 1999. She was also a visiting fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. Singh has received the prestigious Daniel Ingalls Fellowship at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University in 2005.

She is the National Coordinator for History at the Institute of Life Long Learning at the University of Delhi. She was visiting professor at the University of Leuven, Belgium, as the recipient of the Erasmus Mundus Fellowship, May–June 2010. She is the daughter of Manmohan Singh, the former Prime Minister of India