Professor, Harvard University
Sugata Bose is the Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs at Harvard University. Bose has served as Director of Graduate Studies in History at Harvard and as the Founding Director of Harvard’s South Asia Institute. Prior to taking up the Gardiner Chair at Harvard University in 2001, Bose was a Fellow of St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, and Professor of History and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Bose was educated at St. Xavier’s School and Presidency College, Calcutta, and the University of Cambridge where he obtained his Ph.D. His scholarship has contributed to a deeper understanding of colonial and post-colonial political economy, the relation between rural and urban domains, inter-regional arenas of travel, trade and imagination across the Indian Ocean, and Indian ethical discourses, political philosophy and economic thought. His books include Agrarian Bengal: Economy, Social Structure and Politics (1986), South Asia and World Capitalism (1990), and Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy (1998, 2004, 2011) with Ayesha Jalal)
Sugata Bose is currently a Member of Parliament in India elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from the Jadavpur constituency in West Bengal and a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs.