Dr. Radhika Seshan retired as Professor and Head of the Department of History, Savitribai Phule Pune University, in August 2019. She is now Visiting Faculty, Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts, Pune. Her area of specialization is Medieval Indian History, within which she has concentrated on economic history, especially maritime and urban history.
She is the author of three books, Trade and Politics on the Coromandel Coast (Primus Books, 2012), Ideas and Institutions in Medieval India, 8th to 18th centuries (Orient BlackSwan, 2013), and The Constructions of the East in Western Travel Narratives, 1300-1800 (Routledge, 2020). In addition, she is the editor /joint editor of 8 books, of which the most recent, jointly edited with Professor Rila Mukherjee, is Indian Ocean Histories: The Many Worlds of Michael Naylor Pearson (Routledge, 2019/20). She has numerous research papers to her credit in national and international journals.