Prof. Subrata K. Mitra, Ph.D. (Rochester), is an Adjunct Professor at DCU and Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Heidelberg University, Germany. He was educated in India and the United States. He has taught at Delhi University, the Universities of Hull in the UK, and Heidelberg, where he held the Chair in the Political Science of South Asia, 1994-2014. He has held visiting positions at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris; Tsinghua University, Beijing; University of California, Berkeley; Jawaharlal Nehru University, and, Central University of Hyderabad, India and Nottingham University, UK. Comparative Politics, South Asian area studies, Governance, Rational Choice, Methods, Citizenship, Statecraft and foreign policy are his main research interests.
His recent books include Kautilya’s Arthashastra: An Intellectual Biography – the Classical Roots of Modern Politics in India (2017), Citizenship and the Flow of Ideas (2012), Reuse: The Art and Politics of Integration and Anxiety (2012), Politics in India: Structure, Process, Policy (London: Routledge, 2017, second edition), When Rebels become Stakeholders (2009), the Puzzle of India’s Governance (2005). Professor Mitra edits the Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies and Modern South Asian Studies – Society, Politics, Economy, NOMOS (Baden Baden, Germany). Subrata Mitra’s Governance by Stealth: the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Making of the Indian State will appear from Oxford University Press in 2021.