Madhavan Palat

Professor of Russian and European History, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (Retired)

Academic Bio

Professor Madhavan K. Palat is a Trustee of Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, and has most recently served as editor for several volumes of the Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru published by Oxford University Press. From 1974 until he retirement in 2004 he was a professor at the Centre for Historical Studies in the School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi focusing on modern Russian and European history. In 2006 he was a visiting Professor of Imperial Russian History at the University of Chicago. He holds a D.Phil. from St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. 

Specialization – Imperial Russian History, 18th – 20th century
Other interests – Modern European Intellectual History

1974-2004 taught at the Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and took early retirement in 2004.
1992-1995, Senior Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi.
2006 Spring quarter, Visiting Professor of Imperial Russian History at the University of Chicago.
2010-2011, National Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, India.
2011– Editor, Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, Teen Murti Bhavan, New Delhi.