Ph.D. in Political Science, M.I.T.
A.M. in History, Duke
B.A. in History, University of Edinburgh
More recently he has worked on war and political change, and on civil military relations. He is working with co-author Saumitra Jha (Stanford GSB) on a book on War and Political Change, the first part of which, on the role of veterans in the partition of India, came out last year as a journal article. The next part of this project looks at the role of veterans in the French Revolution.
His most recent book is Army and Nation, which will come out in 2014 from Harvard/Permanent Black, and examines India’s success in managing the imbalanced colonial army it inherited in 1947.