“Once Colonial, Now Global: India’s Engagement with the West”

A Public Lecture on the 18th August 2009.

Biographical Information
Professor Chakrabarty is a Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the College at the University of Chicago. His research interests are in modern South Asian history and historiography, in postcolonial theory and its impact on history-writing, and in comparative studies of questions and politics of modernity.

Lecture Abstract
The lecture will discuss the various ways in which the West has been imagined and engaged in Indian discussions about civilization and modernity, and show how globalization is changing the world that the imperial European and the colonized Indian once built together.

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