Professor Judith Brown

Judith BrownProfessor Judith Brown was born in India, but educated in England. She spent her 'gap' between school and Cambridge teaching in India, and after reading History at Cambridge specialised in modern Indian history.  She has written widely on India in the 20th century, particularly on Gandhi and Nehru, and has also written on the South Asian diaspora.  After three years as a Fellow of Girton College she moved to the History Department at Manchester, and then moved to Oxford in 1990 as the Beit Professor in Commonwealth History and Professorial Fellow of Balliol College.  She retired in 2011 but still gives many public lectures and continues to travel regularly to India.  Among her public commitments she has been a Trustee of the Charles Wallace (India) Trust, and founder member of the Scholars' Council of the Library of Congress.  She is also an Anglican priest and assists the chaplain in Balliol and looks after a church in Oxford.


Journey into India – Traditions and Transitions:  11–28 October 2014

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Relevant publications

Gandhi. Prisoner of Hope (YUP, 1989)

Nehru. A Political Life (YUP, 2003)

Modern India. The Origins of an Asian Democracy (OUP, various eds.)