Prof. Edward Simpson will present a paper on “The transnational political philosophy of Shyamji Krishnavarma”.
Prof. Edward Simpson
SOAS, University of London
Edward Simpson is Professor of Social Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has conducted research in Kachchh District of Gujarat for the last twenty years, focusing on anthropology and history. He is the editor of Society and history of Gujarat since 1800: A select bibliography of the English and European language sources. (2011, Orient Blackswan) and co-editor with Aparna Kapadia of The idea of Gujarat: History, ethnography and text. (2010, Orient Blackswan). He is the author of The political biography of an earthquake: Aftermath and amnesia in Gujarat, India. (2013, Hurst). He currently leads a project funded by the European Research Council on road and infrastructure development in South Asia.