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.

Published Texts:

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