Author: Sekhar Bandyopadhyay
Profile: Sekhar Bandyopadhyay is the Senior Lecturer and Head of the History Programme, School of the International Relations, Political Science, Philosophy and History, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Sekhar Bandyopadhyay completed his MA, PhD from University of Calcutta and he is Fellow of New Zealand Academy of Humanities and Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Writing style: Sekhar Bandyopadhyay’s interests in research include the political and social history of modern India with particular reference to Bengal, political and social history of South Asia during the colonial period, Indian diaspora in New Zealand, decolonization and post-colonial nation in India, relations between New Zealand and India and also nationalist politics, caste system and identity formation in India in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
2018 – Indians and the Antipodes: Networks, Boundaries and Circulation
2016 – Religion and Modernity in India
2016 – Decolonization and Politics of Transition in South Asia
2016 – Globalization and Challenges of Development in Contemporary India
2015 – From Plassey to Partition an After: A History of Modern India, Second Edition
2015 – Calcutta: The Stormy Decades
2012 – China, India and The End of Development Models
2010 – India in New Zealand: Local Identities, Global Relations
2009 – Decolonization in South Asia: Meanings of Freedom in Post-independence West Bengal, 1947-1952
2009 – Nationalist Movement in India: A Reader
2004 – Caste, Culture and Hegemony: Social Dominance in Colonial Bengal
2001 – Bengal: Rethinking History
2011 – Caste, Protest and Identity in Colonial India: The Namasurdras of Bengal (1872-1947)
1994 – Bengal: Communities, Development and States
1993 – Caste and Communal Politics in South Asia, Calcutta: KP Bagchi
1990 – Caste, Politics and the Raj: Bengal 1872-1937, Calcutta: KP Bagchi
Awards and Acknowledgements:
2014 – ‘Rabindra-smriti Puraskar’ (Rabindranath Tagore Prize) for ‘Decolonisation in South Asia’.
2011 – Marsden grant for the project Dalits in the history of Partition in Eastern India