Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)



There are many leading scholars associated with the centre, in a range of subjects including geography, history, law, literature, politics and science.


  • Prof Tariq Jazeel
    A bazaar in Hyderabad, credit Arihant Daga, Unsplash

    Tariq works at the intersections of human geography, South Asian studies and postcolonial and critical theory. In broad terms, his research explores the spatial constitutions of nation, identity and belonging in South Asian contexts, especially in Sri Lanka, as well as the challenges of engaging non-western contexts.
  • Dr Jagjeet Lally 
    Jagjeet is an Associate Professor of the History of Early Modern and Colonial India within the UCL History Department. His first book, India and the Silk Roads. The History of a Trading World (2021 HurstHarperCollins India, and the Oxford University Press) forms the centrepiece of a larger body of work that spearheads an ‘interior’ or ’terrestrial turn’ in South Asian and global history.

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