Professor Rosalind (Polly) O'Hanlon

Professor Rosalind (Polly) O'Hanlon

Professor of Indian History and Culture 

Fellow
 

Research Interests:

  • Social and intellectual history of India
  • Histories of caste in India
  • Histories of empire, gender and the body
  • Social and religious history of Maharashtra

Current Projects:

Courses Taught:

  • History and Culture of South Asia
  • Societies and Economies in India, c. 1600-1800
  • Gender and Society in India, c. 1800 to the present.

Supervision Areas:

I welcome enquiries from graduate students interested in the following areas of research: social history of early modern Maharashtra; social and religious history of colonial India; discourses and practices of gender in India; social history of Hinduism; histories of the body in India.

Recent Publications:

Books

2014.  At the Edges of Empire: Essays in the Social and Intellectual History of India.  New Delhi: Permanent Black. 

Edited Books and Journal Special Issues

2015.  Discipline, Sect, Lineage and Community: Scholar-Intellectuals in Early Modern India.  Routledge: London and New York.  First published as a Special Issue of South Asian History and Culture, 6, 1 (2015).  With Christopher Minkowski and Anand Venkatkrishnan.  

2012.  Religious Cultures in Early Modern India: New Perspectives.   Routledge: London and New York.  First published as a Special Issue of South Asian History and Culture, 2, 2 (2011).  With David Washbrook.

2010.  ‘Knowledges in Circulation in Early Modern India’.  Special Issue of Modern Asian Studies, 44, 2.

2010.  ‘Munshis, Pandits and Record Keepers: Scribal Communities and Historical Change in India’.   Special Issue of Indian Social and Economic History Review 47, 4.  With David Washbrook. 

Articles

2016.  ‘Gota, Majālis and Panchayat: Petitioning and Judicial Institutions in western India, c. 1600-1820’.  In Robert Travers and Rohit De (eds.), Petitions and Political Culture in South Asia.  Special Issue of Modern Asian Studies, forthcoming.

2016.  ‘Caste and Its Histories in Colonial India: A Reappraisal’.  In Joya Chatterjee and Prasannan Parasarathi (eds.), Festschrift for David Washbrook: Special Issue of Modern Asian Studies, forthcoming.

2016.  ‘Maratha Empire’.  In John Mackenzie (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Empire.  John Wiley and Sons.

2015.  ‘Social History in the Study of Indian Intellectual Cultures?’  In Christopher Minkowski, Rosalind O’Hanlon and Anand Venkatkrishnan (eds.), ‘Discipline, Sect, Lineage and Community: Scholar-Intellectuals in Early Modern India’.  Special Issue of South Asian History and Culture, 6, 1: 1-9.  With Christopher Minkowski and Anand Venkatkrishnan.  Doi: 10.1080/19472498.2014.969006

 

 

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