Prof. Ranabir Chakravarti will address a special introductory lecture on “Early Knowledge of the Indian Ocean (till c. 1500 CE)”.
Prof. Ranabir Chakravarti
Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Ranabir Chakravarti, Professor of Ancient History, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, specializes in the economic and social historyof early India with a particular interest in the history of maritime trade in the Indian Ocean (prior to c. 1500 CE). Besides contributing regularly to peer reviewd journal and edited volumes, Chakravarti has authored and/or edited A Sourcebook of Indian Civilization ( Orient Longman, Hyderabad, 2000—one of the Associate Editors)Trade in Early India (OUP, New Delhi 2005, paperback edition), Trade and Traders in Early Indian Society (Manohar, New Delhi, 2007, second edition), Indo-Judaic Studies in the Twenty First Century, a View from the Margins (Palgrave MacMillan, New York, 2007—one of the Editors) and Exploring Early India up to c. AD 1300 (Primus, New Delhi, 2016—revised and enlarged edition). Chakravarti is the recipient of Commonwealth Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowship, Membership of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He was the Fellow in Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study. Chakravarti was elected President of the Ancient India section by the Indian History Congress, 2011 (Patiala Session).