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Historian and Writer

Gyan Prakash is Professor of History and Director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University, U.S.A. His research and teaching is concerned with the colonial genealogies of modernity, and problems of postcolonial thought and politics. He is the author of Bonded Histories: Genealogies of Labor Servitude in Colonial India (1990), and Another Reason: Science and the Imagination of Modern India (1999). He has also written several articles on South Asian colonial history, and on the relationship between colonialism and history writing, and edited several volumes of essays, including After Colonialism: Imperial Histories and Postcolonial Displacements (1995). He is a member of the Subaltern Studies Editorial Collective. He has also co-authored a book on world history, Worlds Together, Worlds Apart (2002). His current research interest is in the history of modern Mumbai.




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