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Sudhir Chandra


Sudhir CHANDRA, historian, has been primarily engaged in understanding the nature of modern Indian social consciousness as it began to shape as a consequence of colonial intervention. Currently Sudhir CHANDRA is working on the interplay of religion, culture, and nationalism by focusing on upper caste converts to Christianity, and on the last days of Gandhi. Besides teaching at the Melbourne University, the Aligarh Muslim University (Centre for Advanced Study in History), and the Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, Sudhir CHANDRA has been associated as visiting professor/fellow with major Indian and international institutions like the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (Shimla), Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (New Delhi), Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (New Delhi), Centre for Social Studies (Surat), Heidelberg University (South Asia Institute), Cornell University, Chicago University, Bellagio Study and Conference Center, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He is an Associate Fellow at IAS-Nantes since 2013.