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Professor Christophe Jaffrelot

Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology

Jaffrelot

Christophe Jaffrelot is Research Director at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and teaches South Asian politics and history at Sciences Po (Paris). He was Director of CERI (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales) at Sciences Po, between 2000 and 2008. His research interests include: theories of nationalism and democracy; mobilization of the lower castes and untouchables in India; Hindu nationalist movement; ethnic conflicts in Pakistan. 

Email: jaffrelot.schlegel@orange.fr

Office hours: 4.00-6.00 pm (by prior appointment)

October 2013

Read Christophe Jaffrelot's 'Tortured ties', an opinion piece in The Indian Express, 22 October 2013.

September 2013 

Read Christophe Jaffrelot's 'Gujarat's law unto itself', an opinion piece in The Indian Express, 30 September 2013.

August 2013

Read Christophe Jaffrelot's 'On Kabul, take a wider view', an opinion piece in The Indian Express, 26 August 2013.

Read Christophe Jaffrelot's 'The parivar in America', an opinion piece in The Indian Express, 14 August 2013.

July 2013

Read Christophe Jaffrelot's 'Forests of the night', an opinion piece in the The Indian Express, 29 July 2013.

Read Christophe Jaffrelot's 'Three to tango', an opinion piece in The Indian Express, 8 July 2013.

June 2013

Read Christophe Jaffrelot's 'The new-old Nawaz Sharif', an opinion piece on the transformation of Nawaz Sharif, The Indian Express, 4 June 2013.

March 2013

Read Christophe Jaffrelot's The Missing Democrats, an opinion piece on the political situation in Pakistan, The Indian Express, 21 March 2013.

December 2012

Read Christophe Jaffrelot's 'A Fading Saffron', an analysis of the leadership crisis in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), India Today, 10 December 2012.

Teaching 

In 2012-13, Christophe will offer courses on:

  • Democracy in India 
  • Islam & Politics in India & Pakistan

Publications 

Christophe Jaffrelot's most significant publications are:

Armed Militias of South Asia, Co-editor with L. Gayer, London, Hurst, 2010

Co-editor with S. Kumar, Rise of the plebeians? The changing face of Indian legislative assemblies, New Delhi, Routledge, 2009

Co-editor with P. Van der Veer, Patterns of middle class consumption in China and India, New Delhi, Sage, 2008

Dr Ambedkar and untouchability. Analysing and fighting caste, London, Hurst, 2005

India’s Silent Revolution. The Rise of the Lower Castes in North India, London, Hurst, 2003

Editor, Pakistan, Nationalism without a Nation?, Delhi, Manohar, 2002

The Hindu nationalist movement and Indian politics, 1925 to the 1990s, London, Hurst 1999

Read Christophe Jaffrelot's 'Forests of the night', an opinion piece in the The Indian Express, 29 July 2013.

Read Christophe Jaffrelot's 'Forests of the night', an opinion piece in the The Indian Express, 29 July 2013.

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