Professor of History, Stanford University
Priya Satia is the Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History and Professor of History at Stanford University in California. Her latest book is Time’s Monster: History, Conscience and Britain’s Empire (Belknap HUP/Penguin Allen Lane, 2020). Her previous book, Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution (Penguin/Duckworth, 2018), won several prizes, including the American Historical Association’s Jerry Bentley Prize. Her first book, Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain’s Covert Empire in the Middle East (2008), also won multiple prizes, including the American Historical Association’s Herbert Baxter Adams Prize. Her academic and popular writing has appeared in American Historical Review, Technology & Culture, Financial Times, Slate, and The Nation, among others.
Nations and empires
Guns and the British empire
Eighteenth-century Indian arms were as sophisticated as European. Then came the British Empire to drive industry backwards
History from below
What shaped the thought of E P Thompson, the great historian of ordinary working people and champion of their significance?