Vinayak Chaturvedi

Associate Professor, History
School of Humanities

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

Phone: History Department: (949) 824-6521
Fax: (949) 824-2865

University of California, Irvine
444 Krieger Hall
Mail Code: 3275
Irvine, CA 92697

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South Asia, Social and Intellectual History
Publications BOOKS:

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).

Editor, Mapping Subaltern Studies and the Postcolonial, (London & New York: Verso, 2000 & 2013).

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


'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, V.D. Savarkar, Hindutva, Hindu Nationalism:

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

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

‘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). [Korean translation in The Journal of Localitology, volume 1, number 2 (2009), 105-25.]

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

III. AGRARIAN SOCIAL HISTORY, Peasant Studies, Gujarat:

“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.

'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',, August 29, 2015.
Grant British Academy Visiting Fellowship at Oxford University. National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Stipend. Shorenstein Fellowship at Stanford University’s Asia Pacific Research Center.
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