Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages & Civilizations and the College, The University of Chicago
Regional expertise: South Asia
Special areas of interest/research: modern South Asian history; subaltern, indigenous, and minority histories; postcolonial theory and history
|Dipesh Chakrabarty is Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College at the University of Chicago. He also holds an Honorary Professorial Fellowship with the School of Historical Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is a founding member of the editorial collective of Subaltern Studies, co-editor of Critical Inquiry, and founding editor of Postcolonial Studies. Chakrabarty’s current research focuses on the development of history as a profession in South Asia in the first half of the twentieth century and its relationship to public life. He has also been working on changing forms of mass-politics in the subcontinent.|
Chakrabarty, Dipesh; Majumdar, Rochona; Sartori, Andrew, From the Colonial to the Postcolonial: India and Pakistan in Transition, Delhi 2007.
Chakrabarty, Dipesh: Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference, Princeton 2000.
Chakrabarty, Dipesh: Rethinking Working Class History: Bengal 1890 – 1940, Princeton 1989.