Personen

Dr. Samuel Wright

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Positions

2021
Postdoctoral Researcher, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (Centre for Modern Oriental Studies), Berlin, Timely Histories: A Social History of Time in South Asia
2021
Visiting Professor, Humanities and Languages Division, School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University
2018 - 2021
Assistant Professor, Humanities and Languages Division, School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University
2014 - 2017
Assistant Professor, School of Historical Studies, Nalanda University

Education

2014
PhD, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
2005
MA, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
1999
BA, Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz

Publications

Monograph

A Time of Novelty: Logic, Emotion, and Intellectual Life in Early Modern India, 1500–1700 CE (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

Articles

2020, “Scholar Networks and the Manuscript Economy in early colonial Bengal.”Journal of Indian Philosophy.

2017, “The Practice and Theory of Property in Seventeenth-Century Bengal.” Indian Economic and Social History Review 54(2): 147-182.

2017, “Circulating Scholarship: A Note on a Sanskrit Letter from Bengal circa 1535 CE.” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 27(1): 83-91.

2016, “History in the Abstract: ‘Brahman-ness’ and the Discipline of Nyāya in Seventeenth-Century Vārāṇasī.” Journal of Indian Philosophy 44(5): 1041-1069.

2014, “From Praśasti to Political Culture: the Nadia Raj and Malla Dynasty in Seventeenth-Century Bengal.” Journal of Asian Studies 73(2): 397-418.

Book Chapters

2020, “The Books of Religion: things, persons, and consumption practices in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Bengal,” in New Perspectives on Early Modern Bengal: Religion, Trade, and Politics, edited by Tilottama Mukherjee and Raziuddin Aquil with forward by P.J. Marshall, pp. 325-366. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers.

2018, “Making Sense of Bhāṣā in Sanskrit: Radhamohan Thakkur’s Mahābhāvānusāriṇī-ṭīkā and Literary Culture in Early Eighteenth-Century Bengal,” in Texts and Traditions in Early Modern North India, edited by Tyler Williams, Anshu Malhotra, and John Stratton Hawley, pp. 77-98. Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Select Recent Talks

2019, “Terra Incognita: philosophical notes on the climate crisis.” Seminar Series. Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. October 1.

2019, “The Manuscript Economy and the Reading Community in Early Modern India.” Panel: Spatial Vignettes: Community, Nation, Geography. International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS). Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands. July 17.

2019, “Scholar Networks and Intellectual Space in early colonial Bengal.” Sites of Knowledge between Asia and Europe (Workshop). Institutional panel by Heidelberg’s Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS) on behalf of European Alliance for Asian Studies. International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS). Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands. July 16.

Selected Awards

2019
Subvention Award, Subvention Program for First Books, Ludo and Rosane Rocher Foundation
2012 - 2014
Dissertation Write-Up Fellowship, Committee on Southern Asian Studies, University of Chicago
2007
Florence Tan Moeson Fellow, Asian Division, Library of Congress

Service to Profession

Advisory Board, Journal of South Asian Intellectual History