M.A.; M.Phil.;Ph.D. (JNU)
Dr. Arup K Chatterjee is Assistant Professor of English, at the Jindal Global Law School. He is currently delivering a course on ‘British Political Philosophy, from John Locke to Bertrand Russel.’
In 2014, he was a recipient of the Charles Wallace fellowship, to United Kingdom. He received his doctorate from the Center for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, for his dissertation titled: ‘Hillmaking: Architecture and Literature from the Doon Valley.’
Chatterjee has previously taught at colleges in the University of Delhi. He is the Founder Chief Editor of Coldnoon: International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures. He is also the author of, the widely reviewed, The Purveyors of Destiny: A Cultural Biography of the Indian Railways (Bloomsbury, 2017). He is now engaged in writing a history of India, and a historical novel set in Edwardian India. He is a prolific author and has contributed numerous articles on history, literature, culture and politics, to magazines such as The Conversation, Scroll, The Wire, DailyO and Huffington Post, The Caravan, apart from contributing to Coldnoon. He has been or is about to be interviewed in The Missing Slate, Writers in Conversation (journal of the Flinders University), The Quint and BBC, India. He is Director of Research and Communications at IndiaHub, where inter alia, he is leading a project pertaining to the Indian Constitution.
His interests are in the history of British imperialism, politics and philosophy; British cultural and historical encounters with India; and colonial and postcolonial historiography of India.