Sanjay Seth

Goldsmiths College, London

Advisory Board, Advisory Board member

Sanjay Seth

Sanjay Seth is Professor of Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is also Director of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies. He has previously taught or held research fellowships at Sydney University, Tokyo University and La Trobe University in Melbourne. He has written extensively on postcolonial theory, social and political theory, and modern Indian history. He is a founding co-editor of the international journal Postcolonial Studies (1998-), and author of Marxist Theory and Nationalist Politics: Colonial India (New Delhi: Sage, 1995) and more recently, Subject Lessons: The Western Education of Colonial India (Durham: Duke University Press 2007 and New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2008). His essays include“Changing the Subject: Western Knowledge and the Question of Difference”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, 49:2 (2007); “Reason or Reasoning? Clio or Siva?”, Social Text, No. 78 (2004), “Back to the Future?”, Third World Quarterly, 23:3, 2002 (reprinted in abridged form in G. Balakrishnan (ed), Debating Empire, London and New York: Verso, 2003); “Interpreting Revolutionary Excess: The Naxalite Movement in India, 1967-71”, in Tani Barlow (ed), New Asian Marxisms, Duke University Press, 2002; “A Critique of Disciplinary Reason: The Limits of Political Theory”, Alternatives, No. 26 (2001); “Rewriting Histories of Nationalism: The Politics of ‘Moderate Nationalism’ in Colonial India, 1870-1905”, American Historical Review, 104:1, February 1999 (reprinted in abridged form in S. Bandyopadhyay (ed), Nationalist Movement in India: A Reader, Oxford University Press, 2009); and “Political Theory in the Age of Nationalism”, Ethics and International Affairs, Vol. 7 (1993).

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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