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Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholar's Passage to India. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

"Autobiography of an Archive is a compelling synthesis of his extraordinary career as a scholar, teacher, and institution builder. Nicholas B. Dirks's account of the interconnections between anthropology and history and his commitment to the internationalization of liberal learning make his book a vital contribution to contemporary discussions of globalization and education." — Michael S. Roth, president, Wesleyan University

"Nicholas B. Dirks, with his consummate clarity and stylistic finesse, takes the reader on an autobiographical and historical journey to show both how history and culture are imbricated in the making of these fields and more generally to why history so matters to the future visions of the vitality and the openness we must embrace to understand our world today." — Ann Laura Stoler, New School for Social Research

"An incredible book, a work that needs to be relished slowly..." — Anthropology News

Autobiography of an Archive
The Scandal of Empire: India and the Creation of Imperial Britain. Cambridge: Belknap Imprint, Harvard University Press, 2006. The Scandal of Empire
Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001; New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2002. Castes of Mind
In Near Ruins: Cultural Theory at the end of the Century. Ed. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998. In Near Ruins
Colonialism and Culture. Ed. An n Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1992 (with introduction entitled “Colonialism and Culture,” and article, “From Little King to Landlord: Colonial Discourse and Colonial Rule”). Colonialism and Culture
The Hollow Crown: Ethnohistory of an Indian Kingdom. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
The Hollow Crown