Mrinalini Sisodia Wadhwa

Student, Columbia University
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About Mrinalini Sisodia Wadhwa

I am a student at Columbia University majoring in History and Mathematics, originally from New Delhi, India, and New York City. My research interests lie at the intersection of women's rights activism and anti-colonial movements in 20th Century South Asia. 

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


Columbia University

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

History Literature South Asian Studies

Area of Expertise

Humanities Law Mathematics Social Sciences

I am from:

India United States of America

I speak:

English French Hindi Spanish

My hobbies/interests are:

Art Badminton Hiking/walking Meditation Politics & current events Reading Volunteering

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


Intro Content

Poster Presentation Gender Studies History

"Truly, modern women are more alone": Mahadevi Varma and the 'Woman Question' in British India

Attached is a poster I presented at the 2021 Columbia Undergraduate Research Symposium, reflecting on my research for the first summer of the Laidlaw Scholars Program.

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Channels contributed to:

News & Events Arts & Humanities Social Sciences Research

Rooms participated in:

Columbia University

Recent Comments

Comment on Gegenava – Poster

This is so interesting—congratulations, Lika!

This is so interesting, Suan! Congratulations on a wonderful project and poster. :)

Replying to Eleanor Campbell

I love this beautifully designed poster and your lovely artwork!

Thank you so much, Eleanor! And congratulations on your wonderful poster and project! :)

Replying to Cath Brislane

And I've reached your reflection! I forgot how ahead of the game Columbia were, sorry about that 😂

This is so cool Mrinalini. Honestly. As an English student, it is so hard to look over metaphor and look at literal meanings at face value, but that is exactly what we have to do. Because literal meanings transfer to literal life- there is often very little realism in the metaphor. 

Congratulations on finishing your first summer! I'm excited to see what the rest of the scholarship holds for you. 

Cath, I'm only just discovering your comment!! Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time out to look at the project—and it's also so interesting to hear about your perspective on this as an English student. All the best for your own research! I'm definitely looking forward to continuing this all and seeing what everyone does next summer. :)


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