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Medford, MA 02155
Email Prof. Manjapra
Assistant Professor of History
Modern South Asia
Intellectual History, Transnational Studies, Postcolonial Studies
Urban History, Oral History, Digital Humanities
I joined Tufts History Department in 2008 after finishing my
dissertation at Harvard, and completing a Mellon postdoctoral
fellowship at UCLA. My research is in South Asian and German
history, and I am especially interested in transnational approaches
and postcolonial approaches. Currently, I am finishing a manuscript
on the global networks of Indian anti-colonialism, and entanglements
with German philosophy, science and politics in the nineteenth and
twentieth centuries. My work brings to light a number of zones of
intellectual and social interaction that emerged through the exercise
of colonial power but that also surpassed the binary framework of
colonialism, between German Orientalists and Indian scriptural scholars,
between experimental and social scientists, and within Marxist
and fascist circles.
I teach courses on South Asia in global context, modern South Asia,
comparative anti-colonialism, modern European intellectual history,
and modern Germany.
- M.N. Roy: Marxism and Colonial Cosmopolitanism (Delhi: Routledge 2010).
- Co-edited with Sugata Bose, Cosmopolitan Thought Zones: South Asia
and the Global Circulation of Ideas (Palgrave: London 2010).
- "Knowledgeable Internationalism and the Swadeshi Movement, 1903-1921",
in: Economic and Political Weekly, vol. 47, no. 42, October 20, 2012.
- "Stella Kramrisch and the Bauhaus in Calcutta", in:
The Last Harvest: Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore.
Edited by R. Siva Kumar (Ahmedabad: Mapin, 2011), pp 34-40.
- "From Imperial to International Horizons: A Hermeneutic
Study of Bengali Modernism," in: Modern Intellectual History,
vol. 8, no. 2, August 2011.
- "Introduction" to Cosmopolitan Thought Zones:
South Asia and the Global Circulation of Ideas.
Edited by Sugata Bose and Kris Manjapra (London: Palgrave 2010).
- "Communist Internationalism and Transcolonial
Recognition" in Cosmopolitan Thought Zones, edited
with Sugata Bose (London: Palgrave 2010).
- "The illusions of encounter: Muslim 'minds'
and Hindu revolutionaries in First World War
Germany and after," in: Journal of Global History,
vol. 1, no. 3, November 2006.
Reviews and other projects
to an editors' forum on
The Practices of Transnational Studies"
in New Global Studies New Global Studies, vol. 4, no. 1, March 2010.
- Contribution to Forum on "Asia, Germany, and the Transnational Turn".
Edited by Bradley Naranch in German History, vol. 28, no. 4, December 2010.
Ph.D. Harvard University, 2007
B.A. Harvard University, 2001
- Tufts University Teaching with Technology Award, 2012
- Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship,
Free University, Berlin, 2010-2011
- NEH Collaborative Research Grant Recipient, 2010
- Berger Family Digital Humanities Research Grant, 2009
- Neubauer Faculty Fellow, Tufts University, 2009-2010
- Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities, UCLA, 2007-2009
- Krupp Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2004-05
- DAAD Fellowship for Research in Germany, 2004-05