Rochona Majumdar is a historian of modern India. Her first book Marriage and Modernityanalyzed arranged marriages, all too often treated as a vestige of Indian “tradition” as a dynamic, modern phenomenon. Majumdar demonstrates that in the late colonial period Bengali marriage practices underwent changes that led to a valorization of the larger, intergenerational family as a revered, “ancient” social institution, with arranged marriage as the apotheosis of an “Indian” tradition. Majumdar’s interests in postcolonial theory and history led her to write Writing Postcolonial History (2010). Here she analyzes the widespread impact of postcolonial theory on historiography. Majumdar has just completed a book entitled Art Cinema and India’s Forgotten Futures: Film and History in the Postcolony. Majumdar’s research interests span gender and sexuality, Indian intellectual history, historiography, and Indian cinema. She is a faculty fellow of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory.