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Professor Christophe Jaffrelot

Professor Christophe Jaffrelot

  • Academics

Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology

Research subject areas

  • International development
  • Politics

Contact details


Christophe Jaffrelot is s Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at the King's India Institute and Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).

He also teaches South Asian politics and history at Sciences Po, Paris and is an Overseas Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He was Director of Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI) at Sciences Po, between 2000 and 2008.


  • Theories of nationalism and democracy
  • Mobilisation of the lower castes and untouchables in India
  • Hindu nationalist movement
  • Ethnic conflicts in Pakistan
  • The Dargah culture (with special reference to Ajmer Sharif as a shared sacred space)
  • The relations between businessmen and politicians in India (with special reference to Gujaratis)

Further details

See Christophe's research profile