I am a political theorist and a Junior Research Fellow in Political Thought and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge. I write on issues related to the history of 20th century political and legal thought, particularly around questions of imperial rule and decolonization. My work has been published or is forthcoming in a variety of journals and edited volumes, including Modern Intellectual History, Polity, and the International Journal of Constitutional Law. My current book project, "The Body of the People: Representation and Self-Rule in Indian Political Thought" (under contract, Cambridge University Press), recovers a largely forgotten tradition of direct democracy within South Asian constitutional thought of the interwar period.
Much of my work focuses on the intellectual history of nationalist and other anti-imperial movements in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean, with a particular regional focus on South Asia. I am also generally interested in the emerging subfields of global intellectual history and comparative political theory, and in the global circulation of ideas about democracy, constitutionalism, and state sovereignty in the 20th century. I am deeply committed to integrating more non-European authors and texts into both research and teaching in political thought and intellectual history.
Tejas Parasher is Junior Research Fellow in Political Thought and Intellectual History at King’s College, University of Cambridge.