Rakesh Ankit studied history at Delhi, Oxford and Southampton and taught at OP Jindal University (Sonipat, India). His previous research was on the evolution of the Kashmir conflict against the twin backdrops of Decolonisation and the Cold War. His current project looks at the Interim Governments in India, 1946-52.
Rakesh's previous research was on the evolution of the Kashmir conflict against the twin backdrops of Decolonisation and the Cold War.
His current project looks at the Interim Governments in India, 1946-52.
- Making and Unmaking of the Modern World Order
- From Rebellion to Partition: British India, 1857-1947
- After Empire: South Asia since 1945
Current postgraduate research students
- Franziska Karpinski: Between Depression and Zeal: Conceptions of Masculinity in the Wartime Letters of SS Hauptsturmführer Maximilian Guttenbrunner, 1939–1943)
- India in the Interregnum: Interim Government, September 1946-August 1947 (OUP, 2019)
- The Kashmir Conflict: From Empire to the Cold War, 1945-66 (Routledge, 2016)
- ‘India-USSR, 1946-49: A False Start?’ in Madhavan K. Palat (edited) India and the World in the First Half of the Twentieth Century (Routledge, 2017), pp. 160-188
- ‘The RSS’ Village Republic’, in Ruth Maxey and Paul McGarr (eds.) India at 70: Multidisciplinary Approaches (London: Routledge, 2019), pp. 47-60.
‘India in The Pakistan Times, 1950-51’https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14736489.2019.1710084
‘Dr. John Matthai (1886-1959): Between ‘Bombay Plan’ and ‘Planning Commission’https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09584935.2019.1700217
‘In hands of a “Secular State”: Meos in the aftermath of Partition, 1947-49'https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0019464619873819
- 'Bearing ‘financial responsibility’ for the Government and the Party: C.D. Deshmukh (1950–56) & T.T. Krishnamachari (1956–58)', https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14662043.2020.1794547