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Malvika Maheshwari


Malvika Maheshwari has been teaching at Sciences Po since 2008. Her classes range from Colonial India and Democracy to India to Nationalism in South Asia and Social and Cultural Movements in India. She has taught classes in conjunction with Prof. Christophe Jaffrelot, who is a member of Ashoka University’s Academic Council. She is also currently a research associate at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, working on cultural institutions and the role of the state in India.

Malvika earned her B.A. in Political Science from Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. She did her M.A. in Political Science from the Department of Political Science at the University of Delhi, and her M.Phil. from the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She then went on to earn her Ph.D. from the Centre for International Research and Studies (CERI), Sciences Po.

She is the author of two forthcoming books: Hindu Nationalism and Violence – From Revolution to Terrorism co-written with Christophe Jaffrelot, and Art and Violence in India: Transformation of Freedom of Expression of Artists from 1950s to Present, on the same theme as her doctoral thesis. She has also contributed chapters to two books, The Cultures and Globalization Series: Cultural Expression, Creativity and Innovation (London: Sage Publications) and Bombs, God and Nation (New Delhi: Harper Collins). Her works have also been published in various journals including the Economic and Political Weekly, Raisons Politiques, South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, The Arts Politic and The Book Review among several others. 


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