“The Empire and the Birth of Historical Research in India”
September 30, 2010
A talk by Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Klimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, University of Chicago.
Dipesh Chakrabarty is a Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the College. He is a founding member of the series Subaltern Studies and co-editor of Critical Inquiry and a founding-editor of the journal Postcolonial Studies. Chakrabarty's research interests are in modern South Asian history and historiography, in postcolonial theory and its impact on history-writing, and in comparative studies of questions and politics of modernity.
Cosponsored by the University of Chicago Center for International Studies, the South Asia Language & Area Center and Committee on Southern Asian Studies.