Columbia University, New York, NY, 1997-2001
Ph.D., Department of History
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1995-1996
M.A., Department of History
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1984-1988
Ph.D. candidate, Department of Mass Communications
University of Bombay, Bombay, India, 1979-1983
B.A., Major: Economics
Intellectual History of Religion, Politics and Modern India
Director. South Asia Institute, Columbia University, 2009-2016
Associate Professor with tenure, Department of History, Columbia University, July 2010-2013
Associate Professor, South Asian History, Department of History, Columbia University, September 2005- Assistant Professor, South Asian History, Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University, July 2002-2005
Adjunct Lecturer. Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, Spring 2002
Senior Acquisitions Editor, University of Minnesota Press, 1990-1995
Assistant Editor, Temple University Press, 1988-1990
Scholastic Awards and Fellowships
Senior Short-term Fellowship, American Institute of lndian Studies, 2007
Senior Fellowship Award, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2007
Hettleman Award for Junior Faculty Research, Columbia University, 2005
Senior Short-term Fellowship, American Institute of lndian Studies, 2005
Junior Research Fellowship, American Institute of lndian Studies, 1999
Fulbright-Hays Junior Research Fellowship, declined, 1999
Vice President's Fellowship, Columbia University, 1997-2001
Foreign Language and Area Studies Grant, Languages: Urdu and Marathi, Title VI, University of
Two Men and Music: Nationalism and the Making of an Indian Classical Tradition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005; New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2006. Shortlisted for Hutch Crossword Book Award (India); shortlisted for the Lionel Trilling Award, Columbia University.
"Putting Global Intellectual History in its Place" in Global Intellectual History. Eds. Moyn, Samuel and Sartori, Andrew. New York: Columbia University Press, forthcoming December 2012.
"Savarkar (1883-1966), Sedition, and Surveillance: the rule of law in a colonial situation," in Social History. vol. 35, no. I, February 2010.
"Country First? Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ( I883-I966) and the Writing of Essentials of Hindutva," Public Culture 22:I, February 20 I 0.
"Music as the Sound of the Secular," Comparative Studies in Society and History, January 2008.
Review of "Peasant Pasts: History and Memory in Western India," by Vinayak Chaturvedi in Journal of Anthropological Research. vol. 64, 2008.
|Spring 2015||114B||Modern South Asia|
|Fall 2015||114B||Gandhi's India|
|Fall 2015||280F||Caste, Culture, Religion: The Anthro-History of South Asia|
|Fall 2015||100U||Great Thinkers, Big Ideas: Foundations of Modern Social Thought|
|Fall 2014||275F||Subaltern Studies|