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Biography

Kris Manjapra

Manjapra joined the Tufts University history department in 2008 after completing his dissertation in the Harvard history department in 2007 and a postdoctoral year at UCLA. As Associate Professor, he teaches courses on South Asia and globalization, comparative anti-colonialism, South Asian and modern European intellectual history, and postcolonialism. Manjapra’s research is on South Asian and German history, and he is especially interested in transnational approaches. Currently, Manjapara is finishing a manuscript on the global networks of Indian anti-colonialism and the entanglements with German philosophy, science, and politics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His work brings to light a number of zones of intellectual and social interaction across the colonial divide, between German orientalists and Indian scriptural scholars, between experimental and social scientists, and within Marxist and fascist circles. Manjapra is also co-director of the South Asia Digital Humanities Lab at Tufts, where he organizes the Corpora multimedia archiving project that aims to create an indexed and federated repository of oral histories, lectures, and other educational audio-visual materials across disciplines.

 
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