Vendell, Dominic

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). 


“Jotirao Phule's Satyashodh and the Problem of Subaltern Consciousness,” 
Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 34.1 (2014): 52-66


B.A. Carleton College
M.A. University of Chicago
M.Phil. Columbia University