Ananya Chakravarti


Assistant Professor


Department of History
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+1 202-687-6061


600 ICC

Office hours

TWR 13:00-14:00


Dr. Chakravarti's work generally focuses on the intersection of religion and empire, and global and local historical methods. Her interests lie in early modern South Asia, the Portuguese empire, colonial Brazil, and the history of the pre-suppresion Jesuit order. Her first book manuscript is entitled, "The Empire of Apostles: Jesuits in Brazil and India in the early modern era." A second monograph project centers on a corpus of Christian texts produced in Portuguese Salcete, in seventeenth century Goa, in South Asian vernacular languages as a novel entry point to enduring questions of South Asian historiography, including linguistic choice and subalternity, the production of imperial subjects, and the role of the "region." Her teaching interests are in South Asian and Indian Ocean history.


  • PhD (2012) University of Chicago, History
  • MA (2007) University of Chicago, History
  • AB (2005) Princeton University, Economics


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  • Hindi ()
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  • Marathi ()
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