Partha Chatterjee

Partha Chatterjee


I am currently finishing a book entitled Government by the People: Critique of the Nation Form consisting of three parts: Government of the People (sovereignty), Government for the People (populism) and Government by the People (democracy). I hope to have a complete manuscript by early 2018. Alongside, I have begun a study of the curious phenomenon of the disappearance of caste in the politics of the Indian state of West Bengal. I have recently completed two papers on this subject.

2015. (with Sudipta Kaviraj and Nivedita Menon) The Indian Ideology: Three Responses to Perry Anderson (Permanent Black)

2014. (Edited with Tapati Guha-Thakurta and Bodhisattva Kar) New Cultural Histories of India: Materiality and Practices (Oxford University Press)

2012. The Black Hole of Empire: History of a Global Practice of Power (Princeton University Press)

2012. (Edited with Ira Katznelson) Anxieties of Democracy: Tocquevillean Reflections on Democracy in India and the United States (Oxford University Press)

2011. Lineages of Political Society (Columbia University Press)

2010. Empire and Nation: Selected Essays 1985-2005 (Columbia University Press)

2009. (Edited) The Small Voice of History: The Collected Essays of Ranajit Guha (Permanent Black)

2008. (Edited with Raziuddin Aquil) History in the Vernacular (Permanent Black)

2005. Praja o tantra [Subjects and Systems] (in Bengali) (Anustup)

2004. The Politics of the Governed (Columbia University Press). Translated into Turkish, Italian, French, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.

2002. A Princely Impostor: The Strange and Universal History of the Kumar of Bhawal (Princeton University Press)

2000. Itihaser uttaradhikar [The Legacy of History] (in Bengali) (Ananda)

1999. The Partha Chatterjee Omnibus (Oxford University Press)

1997. A Possible India: Essays in Political Criticism (Oxford University Press)

1997. The Present History of West Bengal: Essays in Political Criticism (Oxford University Press)

1993. The Nation and Its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories (Princeton University Press). Translated into Turkish.

1986. Nationalist Thought and the Colonial World: A Derivative Discourse? (Zed Books; University of Minnesota Press). Translated into Turkish, Arabic, Telugu and Hebrew.

1984 (revised 2010). Bengal 1920-1947: The Land Question (K. P. Bagchi)