Field: South Asia; Advisor: Dirks; Year: 2011
Dominic Vendell is a Ph.D. candidate, specializing in the fields of early modern and modern South Asian history. His dissertation, "Scribes, Bureaucracy, and the Practice of Politics in the Maratha Empire, 1707-1827," concerns the ways in which upwardly mobile scribal-bureaucrats shaped the politics of the Maratha Empire of eighteenth-century India. His other research interests include the history of caste and anti-caste politics, colonial civil society, and modern Marathi social and political thought. His work has been supported by funding from the American Institute of Indian Studies and USIEF (Fulbright).