Vineet Thakur

Vineet Thakur is Assistant Professor in History and International Relations at Leiden University, the Netherlands and Research Associate at the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study, University of Johannesburg. He is the author of Postscripts on Independence: Foreign Policy Ideas, Identity and Institutions in India and South Africa (OUP, 2018) and Jan Smuts and the Indian Question (UKZN Press, 2017). He has recently finished a book manuscript (with Peter Vale) on the South African origins of the discipline of International Relations. His research focuses on diplomatic histories of India and South Africa, disciplinary history of IR and postcolonial approaches.


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