On Wednesday, November 13 at 4pm, Professor Hari Vasudevan of University of Calcutta will give the lecture, “Working for Moscow. Living Anywhere. Itinerant transcolonial Indian nationalists and the Comintern.”

Hari Vasudevan is Professor, Dept. of History, Calcutta University. He is a specialist on Russian and European history and politics and Indo-Russian relations. Prof. Vasudevan trained in Cambridge, UK, where he completed his early studies in History and finished his PhD on Russian History. He has held visiting appointments in UK, France, various countries of the former Soviet Union and the USA. He has been Deputy Director of the Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and Director, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Calcutta. He was Consultant to the Dept. of Commerce, Government of India (2006-`07) and chaired the committee that redrafted the textbooks of the NCERT on social sciences (2005-`08). He has edited a number of volumes and has made many contributions to books and journals in India and abroad. He is the author of Shadows of Substance. Indo-Russian Trade and Military Technical Cooperation since 1991 (Delhi 2010) and In the Footsteps of Afanasii Nikitin.  Travels through Eurasia and India in the 21st century (Delhi 2014). Through this talk, Professor Vasudevan will discuss the international presense of Russia specifically in relation to Russia-Indian relations and Indian nationalism.

The talk will be held at Columbia University, Hamilton Hall, Room 516.

Event is free and open to the public.