Thomas R. Metcalf

Professor Emeritus

B.A., Amherst College, 1955
B.A. and M.A., Cambridge University
Ph.D., Harvard University

Research Interests: 

A project to assess India's position as an imperial 'center' from which ideas, personnel, and institutions flowed out to the entire Indian Ocean region in the later 19th century.


Teaching Appointments

University of Wisconsin, instructor 1959-60
University of Pennsylvania, visiting professor, 1977
University of California, Santa Barbara, assistant professor 1961-62
University of California, Davis, visiting professor, 1996
University of California, Berkeley 1962 to the present


History 153: The British Empire and Commonwealth (Spring 2003)

History 280C: Britain and Empire (Spring 2002)

History 280U: Constructing Colonial Societies

Representative Publications: 

The Aftermath of Revolt: India, 1857-1870 (Princeton Univeristy Press, 1964).

Land, Landlords and the British Raj (University of California Press, 1979).

An Imperial Vision: Indian Architecture and Britain's Raj (University of California Press, 1989).

Modern India Anthology (New York, 1970; revised 1990).

Ideologies of the Raj (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Imperial Connections (University of California Press, 2007).