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Manu Bhagavan
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center|Hunter College
Phone: 212-772-5482
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests: 20th-century India; intellectual history; human rights; constitutional history; postcolonial studies
Teaching Interests

Modern South Asian history, human rights, intellectual
history

Broad Areas of Dissertation Supervision

South Asia, Human Rights, (Inter)Nationalism, Intellectual, Postcolonial

Selected Publications

Books

Woman of the World: Madam Pandit, India, and the Global Stage. Commissioned by Penguin Random House India, Penguin/Viking Imprint (under contract)
 
India and the Cold War (edited).  In progress.  Under agreement with UNC Press Global Cold War Series, edited by Odd Arne Westad. Target manuscript submission date: June 2017.
 
Hidden Histories: Religion and Reform in South Asia (edited, with Syed Akbar Hyder), Forthcoming from Primus Books, tentative release scheduled for July 2017.

The Peacemakers: India and the Quest for One World. HarperCollins India, February 2012. Palgrave Macmillan, 9/13/2013.







 


Heterotopias: Nationalism and the Possibility of History in South Asia. Edited. Oxford University Press,
2010.










Speaking Truth to Power: Religion, Caste, and the Subaltern Question in India. Co-edited with Anne Feldhaus. Oxford University Press, 2008. Published in paperback, July 2009. Second printing, May 2010.









Claiming Power from Below: Dalits and the Subaltern Question in India. Co-edited with Anne Feldhaus. Oxford University Press, 2008. Published in paperback, July 2009










Sovereign Spheres: Princes, Education, and Empire in Colonial India. Oxford University Press, 2003.











Select Articles



“Reflections on Indian Internationalism and a Postnational Global Order: A response to Partha Chatterjee.”  Invited contribution.  Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.  Forthcoming in issue 37.2, 2017.
 
“The Hand and the Fist: Human Rights and State Power in India.” Invited contribution, in Atul Thakur, India: Now & In Transition (Niyogi Books, forthcoming July 2017).


"Princely States and the Making of Modern India: Internationalism, Constitutionalism and the Postcolonial Moment." In The Indian Economic and Social History Review, 46(3), September 2009: 427-456.

"A New Hope: India, the United Nations and the Making of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights." Modern Asian Studies, 44(2), March 2010: 311-347. Also published in MAS online 13 June 2008. Copyright Cambridge University Press.

"Princely States and the Hindu Imaginary: Exploring the Cartography of Hindu Nationalism in Colonial India." The Journal of Asian Studies, 67(3), August 2008: 881-915. Also published online 23 July 2008. Copyright Cambridge University Press.

"The Hindutva Underground: Hindu Nationalism and the Indian National Congress in Late Colonial and Early Postcolonial India." In The Economic and Political Weekly, Special Article, 13 September 2008: 39-48.