Dr Srinath Raghavan
Senior Research Fellow
Srinath Raghavan is Senior Research Fellow at the King's India Institute. He has earlier been Lecturer in the Defence Studies Department, King's College London. He took his MA and PhD in the Department of War Studies, King's College London. Prior to joining academia, he spent 6 years as an infantry officer in the Indian army.
Srinath's research interests are in contemporary history of India, international politics of South Asia, Indian military history, and India's foreign and defence policies since 1947. He is the author of War and Peace in Modern India: A Strategic History of the Nehru Years (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and 1971: A Global History of the Creation of Bangladesh (Harvard, 2013). He is editor of Imperialists, Nationalists, Democrats: Collected Essays of Sarvepalli Gopal (Permanent Black, 2013), and is one of the authors of NonAlignment 2.0: A Foreign and Strategic Policy for India in the Twenty First Century (Penguin, 2013). He is currently writing a book on India and the Second World War (Allen Lane, forthcoming 2015), and co-editing the Oxford Handbook on Indian Foreign Policy (forthcoming 2015). He is also researching a history of India in the long 1970s.
Srinath is a regular commentator on contemporary foreign and strategic affairs in Indian newspapers and magazines, and is currently a member of the National Security Advisory Board constituted by the Prime Minister of India.