Gyan Prakash

Gyan Prakash

Princeton University


Gyan Prakash is the Dayton-Stockton Professor of History at Princeton University where he directed the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies from 2003 to 2008. He was a member of the influential Subaltern Studies Collective until its dissolution in 2006 and has been a recipient of Guggenheim and the National Endowment of Humanities fellowships. He is the author of several books, including the widely acclaimed Mumbai Fables (2010), which was adapted for the film Bombay Velvet (2015), and for which he wrote the story and co-wrote the screenplay. This book was also translated into Italian as La Città Color Zafferano (2012). His latest book is Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy’s Turning Point (2019). He is currently working on a book tentatively titled, After Empire: Culture in Postcolonial India.


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