Dr Jagjeet Lally

Jagjeet Lally is a Lecturer in the History of Early Modern and Modern India. He joined UCL in 2013 as a historian of South Asia, with wider interests in western Asia and the Middle East. His first major project will be published as India and the Silk Roads: The History of a Trading World, which examines India's cultural, commercial, and political connections with central Eurasia in the period from c. 1700 to c. 1914. This project also diverged into smaller inquires into Indo-Islamicate equestrian visual culture, the history of experiments and economic change in early colonial Punjab, the Salvation Army's work with revivifying sericulture in early-twentieth-century India, the moral economy of colour in pre-colonial north India, and the later eighteenth-century Afghan economy. His next major writing projects are a survey of south Asia in the early modern world and a history of the Himalaya.

Jagjeet is the co-director of the Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World, which is based in the Institute of Advanced Studies.

Major publications

For a list of Jagjeet's publications please consult his Iris profile.

Current PhD Students

Patcharaviral Charoenpacharaporn, 'A perspective from the south: a comparative Cold War history of India and Thailand'


  • Empire in Eurasia (undergradute survey module)
  • India and the Global Economy, 1500 - present (undergraduate thematic module)
  • The Great Depression and the Making of the Third World (MA Module)