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Nirmola Sharma is Research Associate at the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi. She has a PhD from the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi. In her PhD dissertation, she critically looks at the radicalization of the immigrant Indian community in China under the banner of the Indian National Army during the Second World War and its implications on wartime Sino-Indian relations. She was the recipient of the Institute of Chinese Studies- Harvard Yenching Institute Doctoral Fellowship for China-India Studies Program (2014-17). She was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Chinese Civilization at Fudan University for the academic year 2014-15. She was earlier awarded a Government of India, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) scholarship to study mandarin in China. She was part of an ambitious archival project to classify and catalogue materials related to modern China in the National Archives of India. She is interested in studying Sino-Indian interactions in the colonial period.  


Unravelling the Micro-History of the Bank of China in India
27 Sep 2018

This article will attempt to show how the official dispensation in British India saw the increase in the operations of the Bank of China in India and whether in contemporary times, we could draw parallels from this particular case.

When Bose was in China !
13 Jun 2018

This article focuses on Bose’s wartime China connections and attempts to bring to light two little known visits made by Subhas Chandra Bose to China during the war period.


Areas of interest

India-China interactions in the colonial period, Border studies, Intellectual history in India and China. Japanese Imperialism in Asia, India-China Comparatives


Current Positions

    Research Associate, Institute of Chinese Studies

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