Srinath Raghavan

Author: Srinath Raghavan

Profile: Srinath is an Indian historian. Srinath Raghavan is currently a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He specializes in contemporary history of India. He completed his education at the University of Madras.  Besides this he is also a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the India Institute of the King’s College London and has also been a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. A range of books authored and edited by Srinath Raghavan related to the strategic history of India have been subject to critical acclaim. He has been a commentator on strategic and foreign affairs, on regular basis. He has also provided services as a member of the National Security Advisory Board formed by the Prime Minister of India.

Srinath Raghavan completed studies n Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad and graduated in 1997 from the University of Madras, with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics. He served in the infantry as a commissioned officer for six years starting in 1997.  In 2003 he entered the academia and studied in London at King’s College on a Inlaks scholarship.

Writing style: Srinath Raghavan specializes in historical and contemporary aspects of security and foreign policies of India. Being an inventive and creative writer, Srinath Raghavan has published 3 works on strategic history of India between 2010 and 2016.  The Defence Ministry of India selected him as Head of a team of historians to work on the official history of the Kargil War.

Published Texts:

1971 – A Global History of the Creation of Bangladesh (subjected to positive reception, among critics)

India’s War: The Making of Modern South Asia, 1939-1945 (subject to positive reception, among critics

The Most Dangerous Place: A History of the United States in South Asia (subject to positive reception among critics)

Awards and Acknowledgements:

2015 – Infosys Prize for Social Sciences

2015 – K.Subrahmanyam Award for Strategic Studies

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