Bodhisattva Kar

Member of the steering committee

Bodhisattva Kar is Senior Lecturer and Head (Academic) of the Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa. An alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, he has previously taught and held fellowships at Amsterdam, Berlin, Calcutta, Mexico City, Oxford, and Paris. His research interests include histories of development and disciplines; primitivism; nineteenth and early twentieth-century history of South and South East Asia; connected and comparative histories of frontiers; joint–stock companies; and global governmentality. He has recently co-edited, with Partha Chatterjee and Tapati Guha-Thakurta, New Cultural Histories of India: Materiality and Practices (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014).

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