Dr. Rakesh Batabyal
Associated Researcher

Dr. Rakesh Batabyal
Associated Researcher

Research Interests:

  • Modern and Contemporary History
  • Nationalism
  • Rhetoric and Politics

Current research Project

Thinking a New Order: Strategic Thinking in/for the East Central Europe (1989-2022)

Accompanying the process of transformation, the societies in the East and Central Europe have also been to imagining  the possible world order - different from what existed. Such imagining also must be reading the events around and in the world through multiple ways. The present work tries to explore the perceptions about new world order as it is mediated through those readings.


Building a free India: Defining Speeches of Our Independence Movement that Shaped theNation, Speaking Tiger Publishers, New Delhi, 2022.

The Modern School (1920-2020): A Century of Schooling in India, Amazon Westland Publishers, New Delhi, 2020.

When Nehru Looked East: Origins of India- US suspicion and India China Rivalry’ Studies in People’s History, Sage, 2020.

In Search of Secular Template: Secular history Writing in India in the First Decade of the Republic, Studies in People’s History, Sage, 2016.

The Imperial Embers and the Invocation to the Cold War: Colombo Conference 1950, Proceedings of Indian History Conference, 2015.

JNU The Making of a University, Harpers Collins, New Delhi, 2014.

Penguin Book of Modern Indian Speeches, Penguin Publishers, 2007.

Communalism in Bengal: From Famine to Noakhali ( 1943-47), Sage, New Delhi, NY, London, 2005.