Vinay Lal

Dr. Vinay Lal

Professor of History, UCLA.


Some recent publications

The Oxford Anthology of the Modern Indian City: Making and Unmaking the City: Culture, Politics, and Life Forms. Oxford University Press.

The Oxford Anthology of the Modern Indian City: The City in Its Plenitude. Oxford University Press.

Deewaar: The Footpath, the City, and the Angry Young Man. HarperCollins.

Texts to download

“The Politics of Culture and Knowledge after Postcolonialism:  Nine Theses (and a Prologue)”ContinuumJournal of Media & Culture Studies, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 191-205.

“World History and Its Politics”Economic & Political Weekly, vol. XLVI, pp. 40-47.

“Much Ado about Something: The New Malaise of World History”. Radical History Review, vol. 91, pp. 124–30.

“Provincializing the West: World History from the Perspective of Indian History”, in Stuchtey, B. & Fuchs, E., eds. Writing World History: 1800-2000. Oxford University Press, pp. 271-289.

“North American Hindus, the Sense of History, and the Politics of Internet Diasporism”, in Lee, R. C. & Cynthia Wong, S.-L., eds. Asian-American.Net:  Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Cyberspace. Routledge, pp. 98-138.

“Subaltern Studies and Its Critics:  Debates over Indian History”.  History and Theory, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 135-148.