Janaki Bakhle

Janaki Bakhle

Associate Professor

217 Knox Hall
Mail Code: 2507
Phone: (212) 854-2149
Email: jb588@columbia.edu
Office Hours: ON LEAVE


Ph.D. — Columbia University, 2001
M.A. — University of Pennsylvania, 1997
B.A. — University of Bombay, India, 1983

Current Departmental Service

Director, South Asia Institute

Interests and Research

Janaki Bakhle, associate professor, specializes in Modern South Asian history. Her areas of specialization include Indian political history, Indian feminist history, nationalism, gender and culture.Her first book, Two Men and Music: Nationalism, Colonialism and the Making of an Indian Classical Tradition was published by Oxford University Press, 2005. She has published in CSSH, and is currently engaged in her second book project about Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, known as the chief ideologue of Hindu fundamentalism, and is writing about sedition, colonial surveillance, and the emergence of Hindu fundamentalism in late nineteenth century India.