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Professor Sir Christopher Alan Bayly FBA, FRSL

Professor Sir Christopher Alan Bayly, FBA, FRSL

Vere Harmsworth Professor Emeritus, University of Cambridge

Professor of History, Queen Mary University of London

Vivekananda Professor University of Chicago, 2014-15

St Catharine's College
Cambridge CB21RL
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Research Interests

Indian history since c.1700, British imperial history, global history.

Key Publications

  • The Local Roots of Indian Politics. Allahabad 1880-1920 (1975)
  • Rulers, Townsmen and Bazaars. North Indian Society in the Age of British Expansion, 1780-1870 (1983)
  • Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire (1988)
  • Imperial Meridian. The British Empire and the World, 1780-1830 (1989)
  • Empire and Information. Intelligence gathering and social communication in India 1780-1870 (1996)
  • The Origins of Nationality in South Asia (1997)
  • The Birth of the Modern World. Global Connections and Comparisons 1780-1914 (2004)
  • Forgotten Armies. The Fall of British Asia 1941-45 with Dr Tim Harper (2004)
  • with Dr Tim Harper on Forgotten Wars: revolution and the end of empire in British Asia, 1945-55 (2008).
  • Recovering Liberties. Indian thought in the age of liberalism and empire (2011)