Faculty

  • Abhay Kumar Dubey
    Professor

    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...

  • Aditya Nigam
    Professor

    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...

  • Ananya Vajpeyi
    Associate Professor

    Ananya Vajpeyi works at the intersection of intellectual history, political theory and critical philology. She is currently writing two books: one, a history of caste categories in India from pre-colonial to modern times, and the other, her long-...

  • 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 initially working...

  • 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), looks at these thematic...

  • Md. Sanjeer Alam
    Assistant 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 of themes...

  • 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. He then,...

  • 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 and post-...

  • 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 in colonial south...

  • 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 Studies,...

  • 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 making of archaic and...

  • 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 at...

  • 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 in 2000. He is...

  • Sanjay Kumar
    Director

    Sanjay Kumar is Professor and currently the Director at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. He is also the Co-Director of Lokniti, a Research Programme of the CSDS. His recently published books include an edited volume Indian Youth...

  • 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 and...

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