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

    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 to modern times, a sh...

  • Awadhendra Sharan

    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...

  • Baidik Bhattacharya

    Baidik Bhattacharya trained in English literary studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (MA and MPhil) and Oxford University (DPhil). He taught in the English departments of Newcastle University (2006-10) and Delhi University (2010-2018) prior to j...

  • Hilal Ahmed

    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

    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...

  • Nishikant Kolge

    Nishikant Kolge taught at the Department of History, Tripura University for more than eight years before joining the Centre in 2018. In his Ph.D. work in the Department of Humanities and Social Science at IIT Madras, he looked at Gandhi and his st...

  • Peter Ronald deSouza

    Peter Ronald deSouza is a professor at CSDS and held the Dr S.Radhakrishnan Chair of the 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. Subseque...

  • Prabhat Kumar

    Prabhat Kumar’s research specialisation is in the literary cultural history of modern South Asia. In particular, his interest lies in the history of circulation and interaction of literary cultural forms, ideas, concepts, between Europe and Sout...

  • Prathama Banerjee

    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-colonial Ind...

  • Priyadarshini Vijaisri

    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 Indi...

  • Rajeev Bhargava

    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, Jawah...

  • Rakesh Pandey

    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 clas...

  • Ravi Sundaram

    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 cultural t...

  • Ravi Vasudevan

    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 Jawaharl...

  • Ravikant

    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 the au...

  • Sanjay Kumar

    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 research on very ...

  • Shail Mayaram

    Shail Mayaram is Professor at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. Publications include Against History, Against State: Counterperspectives from the Margins; Resisting Regimes: Myth, Memory and the Shaping of a Muslim Identity; coauth...

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