Academic Program Affiliation(s): Global and International Studies
Biography:Janaki Bakhle comes to Bard from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was an associate professor in the Department of History. Her research interests include the intellectual history of religion in India, Indian political history, and Indian feminist history. Bakhle previously taught at Columbia University, where she also served as director of the South Asia Institute. Professor Bakhle is the author of Savarkar and the Making of Hindutva (forthcoming, Princeton University Press); Two Men and Music: Nationalism and the Making of an Indian Classical Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2005); and articles that have appeared in Global Intellectual History, Social History, Public Culture, Comparative Studies in Society and History, and Journal of Anthropological Research.
BA, University of Bombay, India; MA, University of Pennsylvania; PhD, Columbia University. At Bard since 2023