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Byapti Sur


B. Sur MA
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Perceptions and Practices of Administrative Corruption in the Seventeenth Century: An Encounter of the Dutch and Mughal administrative worlds through the Dutch East India Company.

Fields of Interest

  • Networks and patronages in Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century
  • Corruption and early modern administrative structures
  • Dutch East India Company in the Indian Ocean
  • Early Modern South Asia

Curriculum vitae

Byapti Sur (1989) is PhD candidate at the Leiden University Institute for History. She graduated from Jadavpur University, Kolkata with a BA (hons.) in History in 2010. In 2012 she completed her MA in Medieval History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi before moving to Leiden University in the Netherlands on being awarded a Cosmopolis Scholarship. After earning a diploma in 2013 from Leiden University; she received the Erasmus Mundus (IBIES) scholarship in the same year for starting her PhD under the supervision of Prof. dr. J.J.L. Gommans.


  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Algemene Geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden



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