Nicholas Dirks, Columbia University

Anthropology History Professor Emeritus New York City, New York nbd7@columbia.edu

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Dirks, whose work spans both history and anthropology, is an expert in an array of subjects that include South Asian history, British colonial history, and India and colonialism. Among his best-known writings are The Scandal of Empire: India and the Creation of Imperial Britain; The Hollow Crown:...

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Bio/Research

Dirks, whose work spans both history and anthropology, is an expert in an array of subjects that include South Asian history, British colonial history, and India and colonialism. Among his best-known writings are The Scandal of Empire: India and the Creation of Imperial Britain; The Hollow Crown: Ethnohistory of an Indian Kingdom; and Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India.

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