Aditi Dey

External Consultant | aditid at iihs dot ac dot in

2016   MA, Modern History, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
2014   BA, History, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, New Delhi



Countries: India
States: Karnataka
Cities: Bangalore
Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali

Aditi Dey’s academic training is in the discipline of History, having done a Bachelor’s in History from St. Stephen’s College and a Master’s in Modern History from JNU. She has worked as an ethnographer and  qualitative researcher at a research agency in Mumbai for two years. She has had a diverse range of research experiences, which include volunteering with rights based movements and social surveys for public schemes, NGOs focusing on education and conservation and policy think tanks. Aditi’s interest at present, is focused on studying the ways in which a city goes through transformations, especially at the level of particular sites and neighbourhoods.


At IIHS, she is primarily working on a research stream which examines the industrial profile and history of Bangalore.

Other Writing 

  • Dey, A., & Pendharkar, A. (2019, October 12). Map: How Bangalore’s IT sector flowered from a princely state Diwan’s industrial dream in 1911.
  • Dey, A. (2018). Chawls of Bombay- An introduction.
  • Dey, A. (2017, June 11). Stolen memory: Under the pretext of uncovering hidden history, the BJP is rewriting it.
  • Dey, A. (2013). Taksim square protests: Can it really be called the Turkish Spring? [Peer commentary on the ORF’s Online Journal”].

Dey, A., & Anand, S. (2021). From factories to marriage halls – a case study Bangalore’s industrial transformation. In S. Oosterlynck, E. Van Wymeersch, F.  Laoukili, M. Van Dam, & K. Boven (Eds.), RC21 Conference Sensing the City: Place, People, Power (p. 60). University of Antwerp, Belgium.