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Serena Rattu

Miss Serena Rattu

Research student

School of History, Archaeology and Religion


As a budding historian, my interests lie in Public History and making an accessible platform(s) for people to learn and gain interest in themes that are not widely seen in the public eye.

I discovered my interest in Indian history and its' discussion within the public realm during my Master's, where I decided to create a podcast for my final project, entitled: 'The Power of Paisa' which tackles the question of which historical figure should feature on the rupee?

Since then, my research is extending to various branches of modern day contentions in India and their effect on the public.


One of my first projects, during my Masters, was a podcast entitled 'The Power of Paisa,' where I interviewed historians about which historical figure they thought should be on the rupee (Indian currency).

I also wrote a blog piece for the Royal Historical Society entitled 'Why Public History matters for a multi-ethnic Britain.' I discussed my experiences in the British education system and how it is woefully inadequate in its' presentation of the history of the black, Asian and minority ethnic community.