Vinayak Chaturvedi

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Associate Professor, History
School of Humanities

Associate Professor


Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2001, History

Phone: History Department: (949) 824-6521
Fax: (949) 824-2865
Email: vinayak@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
444 Krieger Hall
Mail Code: 3275
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
South Asia, Social and Intellectual History
Publications
BOOKS:

Hindutva and Violence: V.D. Savarkar and the Essentials of History, (Albany: SUNY Press, 2022).
[South Asian Edition: New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2022.]

Peasant Pasts: History and Memory in Western India, (Berkeley: UC Press, 2007).

Peasant Pasts: History, Politics and Nationalism in Gujarat, (New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2008).

EDITED VOLUMES:

Editor, Mapping Subaltern Studies and the Postcolonial, (London & New York: Verso, 2000 & 2012).

Editor, Social History (Special Issue on South Asian History), volume 39, number 3 (August 2014).

Editor, The Pandemic: Perspectives on Asia (New York: Columbia University Press/Association for Asian Studies, 2020).

ARTICLES:
I. HISTORIOGRAPHY:

'From Oral History to Intellectual History (and the Unintended Autobiography)', South Asia, volume 41, number 4 (2018), pp 846-862.

'Writing History in the Borderlands', Social History volume 39, number 3 (August 2014), pp. 307-22.

‘Histories of Politics after Political History: Reflections from South Asian Historiography’, Perspectives on History, 49, 5 (2011).

“A Critical Theory of Subalternity: Rethinking Class in Indian Historiography,” Left History, volume 12, number 1 (2007), 9-28.

‘Eine kritische Theorie der Subalternität: Überlegungen zur Verwendung des Klassenbegriffs in der indischen Geschichtsschreibung’, WerkstattGeschichte 41 (May 2006), 5-23.

II. INTELLECTUAL HISTORY:

'Violence as Civility: V.D. Savarkar and the Mahatma's Assassination', South Asia History and Culture, volume 11, number 3 (2020), 239-253.

'A Revolutionary's Biography: The case of V.D. Savarkar' Postcolonial Studies, volume 16, number 2 (2013), 124-139.

‘Rethinking Knowledge with Action: V.D. Savarkar, the Bhagavad Gita, and Histories of Warfare,’ Modern Intellectual History, 7, 2 (2010),417-35.

‘V.D. Savarkar and the Uses of History’, in Crispin Bates, ed., Perception, Narration and Reinvention: the Pedagogy and Historiography of the Indian Uprising (New Delhi: Sage Publishers, 2014).

‘Vinayak & Me: Hindutva and the Politics of Naming’, Social History, volume 28, number 2 (2003), 155-73.

III. AGRARIAN SOCIAL HISTORY (Peasant Studies, Gujarat):

'From Peasant Pasts to Hindutva Futures?: Some Reflections on History, Politics, and Methodology South Asia, 34, 3 (2011), 402-20.

“Peasants Against Gandhi: Rethinking Criminality and Nationalism in Colonial India,” Historische Anthropologie volume 16, number 3(2008), 373-94.

‘The Making of a Peasant King in Colonial Western India: The Case of Ranchod Vira’, Past and Present, number 192 (August 2006), 155-185.

‘Of Peasants and Publics in Colonial India: Daduram’s Story, 1906-1996’, Social History, volume 30, number 3 (2005), 296-320.

OTHER WRITINGS:
'Tennis in an Imperial World', Social History Blog, November 5, 2015.

'Hardik Patel is Right: The truth about Patidars can be found in Gujarat's villages, not in US motels', Scroll.in, August 29, 2015.

MUSIC:
'Empire and Its Ruins: Playlist'
Grant
Fellow, Royal Historical Society. British Academy Visiting Fellowship at Oxford University. National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Stipend. Shorenstein Fellowship at Stanford University’s Asia Pacific Research Center.
Other Experience
Research Center
Last updated
10/30/2021