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Prof. Dilip M. Menon

is the Mellon Chair of Indian Studies and the Director of the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He was educated at the Universities of Delhi, Oxford and Cambridge and earned his PhD from Cambridge. His research for the past decade has engaged with issues of caste, socialism and equality in modern India. He is the author of Caste, nationalism and communism in south India: Malabar, 1900-1948 (Cambridge 1994), The blindness of insight: Essays on caste in modern India (Navayana 2006), The cultural history of Modern India (editor, Social Sciences Press and Berghahn 2006), Capitalisms: Towards a Global History (co-editor, Oxford, 2020), and the translator of Potheri Kunhambu's 1893 Malayalam novel Saraswativijayam (Book Review Literary Trust 2002)