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Gyanendra Pandey

Gyanendra PandeyArts & Sciences Distinguished Professor

Department of History
Emory University
Bowden 325
Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: 404.727.0794

Gyanendra Pandey, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of History and Director, Colonial and Postcolonial Studies Workshop. Specialization : South Asian and African American history; colonial and postcolonial history; subaltern studies. The author of Routine Violence: Nations, Fragments, Histories (2006); The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India (rev. ed. 2006); The Ascendancy of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh: Class, Community and Nation in Northern India, 1920-1940 (rev. ed. 2002);Remembering Partition: Violence, Nationalism and History in India (2001), among other single authored and collaborative works and articles. The Gyanendra Pandey Omnibus, consisting of three of his books, has been published by Oxford University Press in 2008; and a major edited anthology, Subaltern Citizens and their Histories: Investigations from India and the USA, by Routledge in 2010. Another major anthology, entitled Subalternity and Difference: Investigations from the North and the South, is to be published by Routledge in 2011. He is also working on two single-authored books: a history of the African American and Dalit struggles, tentatively entitled The Politics of Difference: reflections on Dalit and African American history; and a study of the autobiographical writings of Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker and Viola Andrews.

Since 2006, he has also been working to develop a dialogue between historians and social scientists working on the North and the South. Two international, interdisciplinary workshops on the theme of ‘Subaltern Citizens and their Histories: Investigations from India and the USA’, held at Emory in October 2006 and December 2007, a specially edited guest issue of the postcolonial studies journal, Interventions, that was published in November 2008, and the Routledge anthologies mentioned above are among the first results of this effort.

Gyanendra Pandey was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford (1970-73). He is a founding member of the Subaltern Studies project, and editor of the new Routledge book series, Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories. Before coming to Emory he taught at the University of Delhi and at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

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