Anirudh Deshpande


Anirudh Deshpande, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi, has authored The British Raj and its Indian Armed Forces, 1857 – 1939, OUP, 2002; British Military Policy in India 1900-1945: Colonial Constraints and Declining Power, Manohar Publishers, 2005; Class, Power and Consciousness in Indian Cinema and Television, Primus Books, 2009; The First Line of Defence: Glorious 50 Years of the Border Security Force, BSF, Shipra Publications, 2015; Hope and Despair: Mutiny, Rebellion and Death in India, 1946 Primus Books, 2016. He has more than seventy academic papers, commentaries, reviews and numerous articles in journals and newspapers such as Indian Economic and Social History Review, Studies in History, Economic and Political Weekly, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Contemporary India, Book Review, Biblio, Mainstream, Caravan, Forward Press and Hindustan Times, Telegraph, Tribune, Pioneer and Amar Ujala. His first novel Dreamt Lives was published in 2018.

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