Arnab Dutta is a Doctoral Researcher of ‘Contemporary European History’ at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands. He is also affiliated to the Dutch National Research School, Huizinga Instituut in Amsterdam. He holds a Joint-Degree MA in European Studies (Erasmus Mundus Master of Excellence in Euroculture) from Göttingen, Germany; Groningen, the Netherlands; and Uppsala, Sweden. His master thesis focused on the South Asian perceptions about intra-European border regulations in a historical context. Drawing upon a varied corpus of archival sources scattered across South Asia, Central Europe and the United Kingdom, he is currently researching the cultural-diplomatic relations between India and Germany in a diachronic perspective – mostly in the realm of educational exchange programmes and cultural institutions.
Besides his academic interests in South Asian Studies and EU-Asia relations, he has access to a number of South Asian and European languages, such as Bangla, Urdu, Tamil, English, German, French, Dutch, and Italian.