Cambridge University gets its first Indian lecturer as Antara Haldar joins in Law department

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Cambridge gets its first Indian lecturer
Mumbai, Sep 16: Cambridge gets its first non-European lecturer as Mumbai-born Antara Haldar as a lecturer of law at the University of Cambridge.

28-year-old Antara is also among the youngest, and the only Indian, to get the tenured position in the top-ranking law faculty reported the TOI.

Antara was in Mumbai recently before beginning her tenure in the UK and now she is all set to study the Gujarat development model.

Antara mentioned to the TOI that "The focus would be on textiles as a case study."

She studied for her law degree at Cambridge in 2006 and in 2010, she got a doctorate in law. She majored in economics from St Stephen's College in Delhi in 2005.

Her work has been an overlap of development, law and economics with a focus on gender too. "I am happy and also excited about being on the faculty ... It is a triumph and recognition for the work that I have done. There have been other Indians appointed to other faculties but never in the field of law," says Antara.

Cambridge boasts of 90 Nobel laureates more than any other university in the world. It gave 15 British Prime Ministers and had 23 heads of state, including Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, as students.

With inputs from TOI,

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