Professor of History and of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago
He is one of the most outstanding thinkers of the postcolonial theory and of the critical thought of European modernity. Related to this topic his best known book is Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (2000). He is also the author of Habitations of Modernity (2002) and Cosmopolitanism (2002) and has created several scientific magazines and publications. In 2004 he became member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.