The Mary Flexner Lectureship: 2009 Lecturer Sanjay Subrahmanyam


2009 Flexner Lecturer: South Asia Scholar Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Having published more than 10 books, Sanjay Subrahmanyam is a prolific, well-regarded scholar. He is also an accomplished teacher. He taught economic history and comparative economic development at the Delhi School of Economics from 1983 to 1995, when he moved to Paris as directeur d’études in the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. In 2002, Subrahmanyam moved to Oxford as the first holder of the newly created Chair in Indian History and Culture. In 2004, he became the Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair in Indian History at ULCA. A year later, in 2005, he became founding Director of UCLA's Center for India and South Asia.

Subrahmanyam’s vast contributions to the humanities were recognized when he was elected a 2009 fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

As the holder of the Doshi Chair, Subrahmanyam teaches courses on medieval and early modern South Asian and Indian Ocean history; the history of European expansion, the comparative history of early modern empires, and world history. He is the joint managing editor of the Indian Economic and Social History Review and serves on the boards of a number of other journals.

Subrahmanyam also writes in Indian and other newspapers and magazines, such as India Today and Outlook, as well as The London Review of Books.