Ananya Chakravarti

Dr. Chakravartis work generally focuses on the intersection of religion and empire, and global and local historical methods.

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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 is entitled, "The Empire of Apostles: Religion, Accommodatio and the Imagination of Empire in Early Modern Brazil and India," and is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. 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." Another emerging area of interest is in the history of emotions, particularly in the non-Western world. Her teaching interests are in South Asian and global history.