Associate Professor of History


University of Victoria




Forschung und Projekte

Derzeitige Position(en)

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair

Aktuelle(s) Projekt(e)

Religion before Gandhi: Universalism, Comparison, and Religion in Nineteenth Century India, book in progress

Lands of Liberty, Countries of License: A Biography of Taraknath Das, book in progress

Frühere Position(en)

Assistant Professor


Monographien (und Dissertation)

2014 Recasting the Region: Language, Culture, and Islam in Colonial Bengal. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.


2020 “Taraknath Das (1884 – 1958), British Columbia, and the Anti-Colonial Borderlands,” BC Studies (204): 67 – 88.
2020 “Lex Mercatoria, Legal Pluralism, and the Modern State through the Lens of the East India Company, 1600–1757” Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 40, (2): 277 – 290.
2018 “Inheritance and the Idea of the East in Banglaphone Thought” for South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 41, 4 (December): 863 – 875.
2015 “Performing History, Constructing ‘Culture’: Ronnie Govender’s 1949 and the Romanticism of Historical Memory,” African Studies 74 (2): 235-246.
2014 “New Settler Histories at the Edges of Empire: “Asiatics,” Settlers, and Law in Colonial South Africa,” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 15 (1):
2011 “Muslim Modernism and Trans-Regional Consciousness in Bengal, 1911-1925: The Wide World of Samyabadi, 1911-1925” South Asia Research 31, 3 (November): 231-248.
2009 “Sharuk and Shylock: South Asian American Shakespeare” South Asian Popular Culture 7, 3 (October): 195-209.

Herausgeberschaften und Editionen

2020 Editor. South Asian Migrations in Global History: Labor, Law, and Wayward Lives. London: Bloomsbury.
2009 Editor. Between Bollywood and Broadway: Plays from the South Asian Diaspora. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
2009 Co-translator and Co-Editor (with Sudipto Chatterjee). Rights of Man (English translation of Utpal Dutt’s Maanusher Adhikare). Kolkata: Seagull Books.

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Forschungsinteressen und Arbeitsgebiete

Modern South Asian history, history of migrations, history of nationalisms, decolonization