John McLane Professor Emeritus

John R. McLane (Ph.D., School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 1961) teaches about South and Southeast Asia, while his research focuses on India in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. He has published books on pre-Gandhian Indian nationalism and on the politics of landholding in Bengal during the 18th century transition between Mughal and British rule. His current research concerns the "uses of difference", the deployment of cultural stereotypes by Indian leaders seeking to reform and/or preserve Indian culture during and after British rule.