Sanjog Rupakheti


History Department
Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies
Asian Studies
Peace and Conflict Studies

Associate Professor 
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Fields: Global/International; South Asia; Caste; Colonialism; Gender; Kingship; Law; Modernity; Nationalism


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Office Phone: 508-793- 3496
Office: O’Kane 391
PO Box: 165 A
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  • Big History: Story of Humanity 
  • Colonialism, Imperialism, and De-Colonization
  • Gandhi: De-Colonizing India
  • Gandhi, Non Violence and Justice
  • Historian’s Craft 
  • Modern India
  • MLK: Visions of Justice
  • Sex, Nationalism, and Ideology
  • Warriors, Priests, Outcasts

Selected Publications

Sanjog Rupakheti is an Editor for the journal Studies in Nepali History and Society

Work in Progress

The Making of a Hindu Kingdom in Nepal: Family, Law, and Power in the Himalayas (under contract with Oxford University Press)

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

 “Historicizing the House of Gorkha: Genealogy, Family Feuds, and Network Building in the Himalayas” in The Oxford Handbook of the Himalayas (New York: Oxford University Press) forthcoming

  “Households, Family Politics, and Slavery in Nepal” in Slavery and Bondage in Asia, 1500-1850: Towards a Global History of Coerced Labour  (De Gruyter Academic Press, 2022) forthcoming 

“Beyond dharmashastras and Weberian Modernity: Law and State Making in Nineteenth Century Nepal” in Law Addressing Diversity: Pre-Modern India and Europe in Comparison. Thomas Ertl and Gijs Kruijtzer, eds. (Berlin: De Gruyter Academic Press, 2017), pp: 169-196.

 "Reconsidering State-Society Relations in South Asia: A Himalayan Case Study," Himalaya, The Journal of the Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies, 35:2 (2015): 73-86.

Book Reviews

Baburam Acharya, et al., The Bloodstained Throne: Struggle for Power in Nepal, 1775-1914 (New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2013) in European Bulletin of Himalayan Research, Vol. 52 (2020): 104-107.

Mark Liechty, Far Out: Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounters in Nepal (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2017) in Pacific Affairs, Vol. 92, No. 2 (2019): 377-379.

Bernardo Michael, State Making and Territory in South Asia: Lessons from the Anglo Gorkha War (1814-1816) (London: Anthem Press, 2012) in Studies in Nepali History and Society, Vol. 22, No. 2 (2017): 487-490.