Andrew Sartori

Professor of History

University of Chicago, PhD 2003

Office Address: 

King Juan Carlos Center, Room 712



Field of Study: 

South Asia

Research Interests: 

Modern South Asia, Modern Intellectual History, Social Theory


Andrew Sartori is an intellectual historian of modern South Asia. His work is focused on the relationship between histories of concept-formation and the history of capitalist society. He has written on the history of the culture-concept, property, political economy, and liberalism.

Selected Works:


  Liberalism In Empire, (University of California Press Books, 2014)

globalsartori.jpg   A Companion To Global Historical Thought, co-edited with Prasenjit Duara,  and Viren Murthy (Wiley-Blackwell 2014)


Global Intellectual History, co-edited Samuel Moyn and Andrew Sartori, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2013)

BengalGlobalBOOK.jpg Bengal in Global Concept History: Culturalism in the Age of Capital (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2008). 


TheColonialPostColonialBOOK.jpgFrom the Colonial to the Postcolonial: India and Pakistan in Transition, co-edited with Dipesh Chakrabarty and Rochona Majumdar (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, April 2007).


"The Ends of History: Introduction," Victorian Studies, Vol. 55, No. 4, (Summer 2013), 591-614

"A Liberal Discourse of Custom in Colonial Bengal," Past and Present, 212 (August 2011), 163-97.

"The Transfiguration of Duty in Aurobindo’s Essays on the Gita," Modern Intellectual History, vol. 7, no. 2 (2010), 319-34.

"Abul Mansur Ahmad and the Cultural Politics of Bengali Pakistanism," in From the Colonial to the Postcolonial.

"Beyond Culture-Contact and Colonial Discourse: 'Germanism' in Colonial Bengal," Modern Intellectual History, vol. 4, no. 1, 2007.

"The British Empire and its Liberal Mission," Journal of Modern History, vol. 78, no. 3 (September 2006), 623-642.

"The Resonance of 'Culture': Framing a Problem in Global Concept-History," Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 47, no. 4 (October 2005), 676-699.

"Emancipation as Heteronomy: The Crisis of Liberalism in Later Nineteenth-Century Bengal," Journal of Historical Sociology, vol. 17, no. 1 (March 2004), 56-86.

"The Categorical Logic of a Colonial Nationalism: Swadeshi Bengal, 1904-1908," Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, vol. 23, nos. 1&2 (2003), 271-285.

"Robert Redfield's Comparative Civilizations Project and the Political Imagination of Postwar America," Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, vol. 6, no. 1 (1998), 33-65.

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