Aditya Nigam


Aditya Nigam works at Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi. He is interested in social and political theory and is associated with its Programme in Social and Political Theory. He has worked on questions of nationalism, identity, secularism and Marxism. He has published regularly on these questions in both English and Hindi. He is particularly interested in the contemporary experience of globalization in the postcolonial context, its relationship to new experiences of time and urban space, and the ways in which political subjectivities are constituted in the present. He has authored The Insurrection of Little Selves: The Crisis of Secular-nationalism in India, (Oxford University Press 2005) and co-authored (with Nivedita Menon) Power and Contestation: India Since 1989 (Zed Books, London 2007). He has just finished his next book After Utopia: Modernity and Socialism in the Postcolony, which is in press.


Works at Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi