Faculty

  • Abhay Kumar Dubey

    Abhay Kumar Dubey is a social science scholar, translator, and editor. A professor at Centre, he also directs CSDS’ Indian Languages Programme. His current research focuses on the past, present, and future of Hindi by looking into the configurat...

  • Aditya Nigam

    Aditya Nigam’s recent work has been concerned with the decolonization of social and political theory. He has earlier worked on ideological and discursive formations and their relationship to the emergence and constitution of political subjectivi...

  • Ananya Vajpeyi

    Associate Professor Ananya Vajpeyi works at the intersection of intellectual history, political theory and critical philology. She is currently working on three different projects: a history of caste categories in Western India from pre-colonial ...

  • Awadhendra Sharan

    Associate Professor Awadhendra Sharan trained as a historian at Delhi University and subsequently at the University of Chicago where his doctoral thesis was on ‘The Question of Untouchability in Colonial Bihar, 1860s to 1950s.’ After init...

  • Hilal Ahmed

    Associate Professor Hilal Ahmed works on political Islam, Muslim modernities/ representation, and politics of symbols in South Asia. His book Muslim Political Discourse in Postcolonial India: Monuments, Memory, Contestation (Routledge 2014), look...

  • Md. Sanjeer Alam

    Associate Professor Md. Sanjeer Alam is trained in social geography at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi where he received his Ph. D. Before joining the CSDS faculty, he worked with the Centre’s Lokniti Programme. Alam works on a variety o...

  • Peter Ronald deSouza

    Professor Peter Ronald deSouza is a professor at CSDS and holds the Dr S. Radhakrishnan Chair of Rajya Sabha till April 2017. He was director of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla, where he served two terms from 2007 till 2013....

  • Prathama Banerjee

    Associate Professor Prathama Banerjee is a historian, trained at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her current work is on histories of the ‘political’ in colonial ...

  • Priyadarshini Vijaisri

    Associate Professor Priyadarshini Vijaisri is a historian engaged in researching the cultural histories of ‘outcastes’. Her doctoral research at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, was on the multiple patterns of sacred prostitution i...

  • Rajeev Bhargava

    Professor Rajeev Bhargava has been at the Centre since 2005 and is currently the director of its newly launched Institute of Indian Thought. He was the Director of the centre from 2007-2014. He has been a Professor at the Centre for Political Stu...

  • Rakesh Pandey

    Assistant Professor Rakesh Pandey studied ancient history and philosophy at the University of Allahabad, following it up with a postgraduate degree in modern history at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He did his doctoral work on the makin...

  • Ravi Sundaram

    Professor Ravi Sundaram’s work rests at the intersection of the post-colonial city and contemporary media experiences. As media technology and urban life have intermingled in the post-colonial world, new challenges have emerged for contemporary...

  • Ravi Vasudevan

    Professor Ravi Vasudevan studied modern history at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Film Studies at the University of East Anglia. He directs the CSDS media and urban studies programme Sarai with Ravi Sundaram. He is guest faculty in Film Studies ...

  • Ravikant

    Associate Professor Ravikant is a bilingual historian, writer, and translator. He read, researched, and taught modern Indian and world history in various colleges of Delhi University before joining the Centre’s Sarai programme at its inception ...

  • Sanjay Kumar

    Director Sanjay Kumar is Professor and currently the Director at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. His core area of research is Electoral Politics, but using survey method as research tool he has been engaged in conducting researc...

  • Shail Mayaram

    Professor Shail Mayaram is Professor at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. She has worked on subaltern pasts and moral imaginations of peasant, pastoral and forest-based communities, living together in the city and on nationalism a...

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