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JOHN McLEOD

Department of History

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

502-852-3702

john.mcleod@louisville.edu

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

1994-1995 University of Toronto, Department of History. Lecturer


1995- University of Louisville, Department of History. Assistant Professor (1995), Associate Professor (2001), Professor (2008); Department Chair 2004-2009; faculty affiliate, Center for Asian Democracy, 2006-; Director, Graduate Program in Asian Studies, 2009-2010

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

PhD, University of Toronto, 1993

MA, University of Toronto, 1986
BA, University of Toronto, 1985

AWARDS

Diamond Jubilee Medal (Government of Canada), 2012

Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, elected 2006

Senior Fellow, American Institute of Indian Studies (affiliated with Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune), 2004

President’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity, University of Louisville, 2003

Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Award in the Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville, 2002-2003

Honorary Rajvanshi genealogist, Rajvara Heritage Institution, Rajkumar College, Rajkot, since 2001 (this is a modernized version of the traditional title of Indian court historians, conferred by the oldest “chiefs’ college” in India)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (affiliated with Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi), 1993-1994



TEACHING

History of Civilizations (regular and honors), Historical Methods, English History, British Imperialism, History of India, Civilizations of Ancient and Medieval India, Civilizations of Modern India, Introduction to Asian Studies, The British Monarchy and the Birth of the Modern Age (study abroad), Royalty in Indian History (study abroad), Politics in India (study abroad)





PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

A. Books:

McLeod J (2007). Sovereignty, Power, Control: Politics in the States of Western India, 1916-1947. South Asian edition. New Delhi: Decent Books.

Robbins KX and McLeod J (2006). African Elites in India: Habshi Amarat. Ahmedabad: Mapin.

McLeod J (2004). The History of India. South Asian paperback edition New Delhi: Greenwood Special Priced Titles.

McLeod J (2002). The History of India. Westport: Greenwood. Second edition forthcoming 2015.

McLeod J (1999). Sovereignty, Power, Control: Politics in the States of Western India, 1916-1947. Leiden: Brill.


B. Articles and Book Chapters:

McLeod J and Robbins KX (2013). “Polish Jew to Hindu “Sannyasi” to Nisarga Yogist: Maurice Frydman (Bharatananda) (c. 1901-1976),” Chapter 10 of Kenneth X. Robbins and Marvin Tokayer, editors. Western Jews in India: From the Fifteenth Century to the Present. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers and Distributors.

McLeod J (2012a). “England Enters Asia: Interpretive Essay,” in Frank W. Thackeray and John E. Findling, editors, Events that Formed the Modern World: From the European Renaissance through the War on Terror, vol. 2. Santa Barbara, Denver, and Oxford: ABC-CLIO, 2012.

McLeod J (2012b). “The Golden Age of Mughal Power, c. 1650: Interpretive Essay,” in Frank W. Thackeray and John E. Findling, editors, Events that Formed the Modern World: From the European Renaissance through the War on Terror, vol. 2. Santa Barbara, Denver, and Oxford: ABC-CLIO, 2012.

McLeod J (2011a). “The Mauryan Empire,” in William E. Mierse and Kevin Murray McGeough, editors. World History Encyclopedia, Era 3: Classical Traditions, 1000 BCE-300 CE. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO.

McLeod J (2011b). “The Beginnings of Indian Nationalism,” in James H. Overfield, editor. World History Encyclopedia, Era 7: The Age of Revolutions, 1750-1914. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO.

McLeod J (2010). “James Tod the Loyalist: The American Roots of an Indian Classic,” in South Asian Arts: An Online Journal of Cultural Expressions in South Asia, 2.

McLeod J (2008a). “Changing Marriage Patters Among the Sidis of Janjira and Sachin,” pp. 285-300 of Kiran Kamal Prasad and Jean-Pierre Angenot, editors. TADIA, The African Diaspora in Asia: Explorations on a less known fact: Papers presented at the First International Conference on TADIA in Panaji, Goa, held during January 2006. Bangalore: Jana Jagrati Prakashana.

McLeod J (2008 b). “Bhownaggree, Sir Mancherjee Merwanjee,“ in Encyclopaedia Iranica. New York: Columbia University Press (print version not yet released; available online at www.iranica.com/newsite/ - just do a search for BHOWNAGGREE).

McLeod J (2008c). “Marriage and Identity among the Sidis of Janjira and Jafarabad,” in John C. Hawley, editor, India in Africa, Africa in India: Indian Ocean Cosmpolitanisms, pp. 253-271. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

McLeod J (2007a). “Mourning, Philanthropy, and M.M. Bhownaggree’s Road to Parliament,” in John R. Hinnells and Alan Williams, editors, Parsis in India and their Diasporas, pp. 136-155. London and New York: Routledge.

McLeod J (2007b). “‘A Numerous, Illiterate, and Irresponsible Bhayat:’ The Maharaos of Kutch, their Nobles and the British Paramount Power, 1816-1947,” in The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 35:371-391.

McLeod J and Bhatnagar KP (2001). “The Deaths of Prithviraj,” in South Asia, 24:91-105

McLeod J (1999). “The Golden Age of Mughal Power,” in Frank W. Thackeray and John E. Findling, editors, Events that Changed the World in the Seventeenth Century, pp. 142-155. Westport: Greenwood.

McLeod J (1997). “Without Precedent: The Sinha Peerage Case,” in Southeast Review of Asian Studies, 19:13-30.

McLeod J (1996). Articles on Assam, Bahadur Shah II, Bikaner, Central Provinces and Berar, Coorg, Durbar, Junagadh, Lapse, Oudh, Patel, Princely States, in James S. Olson and Robert Shadle, editors, Historical Dictionary of the British Empire. 2 volumes, Westport: Greenwood.

McLeod J (1995). “A Model Prince? Bhavani Singh and the End of India’s States,” in History Today, 45:41-46.

McLeod J (1994a). “The English Honours System in Princely India, 1925-1947,” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, third series, 4:237-249.

McLeod J (1994b). “Colonial Power and Princely Sovereignty: The Kathiawar Ports Controversy,” in Elliot L. Tepper and John R. Wood, editors, South Asian Horizons: Enriched by South Asia: Celebrating 25 Years of South Asian Studies in Canada, pp. 143-154. 2 volumes, Montreal: South Asia Council, Canadian Asian Studies Association.


McLeod J (1993). “From Indian Princes to British Knights,” in Louis E. Fenech et al., editors, South Asian Symposium 1992: A Reader in South Asian Studies, pp. 71-78. Toronto: The Centre for South Asian Studies Graduate Students’ Union, University of Toronto.

McLeod J (1988). “Indian States and British Courts: The Tripura Succession Dispute of 1862-1869,” Indo-British Review: A Journal of History, 15:31-46

McLeod J (1986a). “Towards the Analysis of Hindu Princely Genealogy in the British Period, 1850-1950,” South Asia Research, 6:181-193

McLeod J (1986b). “Spectacle of the Century: The Delhi Durbar, 1911,” Monarchy Canada, 13:13-18


C.Presentations:

McLeod J (2013). “The Image of the Black in Indian Art.” Workshop on “Image of the Black in African and Asian Art,” Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

McLeod J (2011). “From Elite Africans to Ex-Royals: Marriages in the Janjira and Sachin Families.” Symposium on India’s Elite Africans, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, London, United Kingdom.

McLeod J (2009). “The Parsi and the Queen: A Study in Indian Microhistory.” Center for South Asia Lecture Series, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, WI.

McLeod J (2008a). “James Tod and the Rajputs.” Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

McLeod J (2008b) “Victorian India and the British Monarchy.” India Studies Lecture Series, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

McLeod J (2008c). Kharî Mâtâ, Strî, ane Rânî: Introducing Queen Victoria to “The Gujarati Population of India.” The Idea of Gujarat: History, Ethnography & Text, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

McLeod J (2008d). “From Bereavement to Politics in Victorian India.” Center for Asian Democracy, University of Louisville.

McLeod J (2007). “The Rani of Jhansi and India’s First War of Independence.” Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in the Indian Subcontinent, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

McLeod J (2006a). “‘ The Best Memorial that Mr. Bhownaggree Could Erect to His Sister:’ Mourning, Philanthropy, and M.M. Bhownaggree’s Road to Parliament.” International Symposium on Parsis in India and their Diasporas, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

McLeod J (2006b). “Changing Marriage Patterns Among the Sidis of Janjira and Sachin.” International Conference on the African Diaspora in Asia, Goa International Centre, Goa, India.

McLeod J (2004a). “Building Bridges: Americans and Muslims in South Asia.” Asia Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

McLeod J (2004b). “The Rise and Fall of the Kutch Bhayat.” Eighteenth European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden.

McLeod J (2003). “New Weapons in an Old War: The Rise and Fall of the Bhavnagar State Council.” 117th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Chicago, Illinois.

McLeod J (2002). “The New Mansabdars: Honorary Military Rank in Princely India.” 31st Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin at Madison.

McLeod J (2001). “Controlling the Press in Princely India: The Bhavnagar Defamation Cases,” conference on “Indirect Rule in Africa and South Asia: Colonial ‘Traditionalism’ and its Legacy on the (post) Modern World,” Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

McLeod J (2000). “Sir Mancherjee Bhownaggree, MP, and Toryism in Victorian India,” Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.


McLeod J (1998). “The Boundaries of Britishness: Sir Mancherjee Bhownaggree and the Indian Question in South Africa.” 1998 Convocation of the Social Theory Commonwealth and Committee on Social Theory (University of Kentucky), conference on Nation Theory, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

McLeod J (1997). “Without Precedent: A. K. Sinha and the Modernization of British Peerage Law.” Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Savannah.

McLeod J (1996a). “India Goes to the Polls: The World’s Largest Democracy at Work,” International Brownbag Series, University of Louisville.

McLeod J (1996b). “A New Look at the Maharajas of India.” Phi Alpha Theta (Nu Xi Chapter) Lecture Series, University of Louisville

McLeod J (1994). “Colonial Power and Princely Sovereignty: The Kathiawar Ports Controversy.” Joint conference of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and the South Asia Council of the Canadian Asian Studies Association, Carleton University, Ottawa.

McLeod J (1992). From Indian Prince to British Knight.” South Asian Symposium series, Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Toronto.



McLeod J (1989). “The British Lion and Indian Mice: The Attachment Scheme of 1943.” Graduate-Faculty Colloquium Series, Department of History, University of Toronto.



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