Ananya Chakravarti
Associate Professor in History, Georgetown University

Ananya Chakravarti is an associate professor in the department of history at Georgetown University. She is the author of The Empire of Apostles: Religion, Accommodatio and the Imagination of Empire in Modern Brazil and India (2018). She lives in Washington, DC.

Written by Ananya Chakravarti

The Miracles of Saint Francis Xavier (1619-22) by André Reinoso. Saint Francis Xavier was a missionary and co-founder of the Jesuit order. Courtesy Museu de São Roque, Lisbon/AKG

Nations and empires
Architects of empire

Jesuits knew the miserable truth of European empire in India and Brazil, yet their writings rendered it grandiose and sacred

Ananya Chakravarti