Gautam, Sanjay

Associate Professor
Regional Focus: 
Thematic Focus: 
Hindi, Sanskrit, Bengali, Awadhi, Maithili, and Braj
B.A. (Hons) , History, Ramjas College, Delhi University, New Delhi, 1986; M.A. , M.Phil. , History, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1988, 1992; Ph.D., South East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, 2005

Professor Gautam’s work focuses on the cultural, religious, and political history of India, particularly in the pre-modern period. His research interests also include war, sexuality, cinema and popular culture, historical consciousness, Islam in South Asia, and theories of history. He is currently working on a book that looks at the interface of politics, religion, and literature as it relates to the nature of historical consciousness in twentieth-century India. He is also working on a second project that focuses on the social and political history of the English language in India.