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M.A. University of Bombay, First in Social Sciences,(1955) Sir William Wedderburn Prize Ph.D. UCLA, 1965. F.R.H.S., London, 1979.

Office: 7284 Bunche Hall
Phone: 310-206-2115
Fax: 310-206-9630
E-mail: sardesai@history.ucla.edu

Mailing Address:

UCLA Department of History
6265 Bunche Hall
Box 951473
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1473

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South and Southeast Asia, India


Chair and Vice-Chair, History Department, UCLA.
Director, Education Abroad Program (New Delhi) University of California, 1993-95
Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair in Pre-modern Indian History, 1998-2001.

Selected Publications

Indian Foreign Policy in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, 1947-1964 (1968)
British Trade and Expansion in SoutheastAsia, 1870-1914 (1977)
Editor, Changing Patterns of Security and Stability in Asia (1980).
C0-Editor, Nuclear India in the Twenty-First Century, Palgrave (2002).
Co-Editor, Sanskrit and 'Orientalism', Indology and Comparative Linguistics in Germany, 1750-1958. (2004).
India: The Definitive History, 2007; Spanish Edition, Barcelona, 2009.
Southeast Asia - Past and Present Sixth edition, 2009
Vietnam, Trials and Tribulations of a Nation Fourth edition, 2004.
Co-editor, The Legacy of Nehru, a Centennial Assessment (1992)
and article and book-reviews too numerous to list.


Among the numerous grants and awards Professor SarDesai received are:

Senior Fellowship, American Institute of Indian, Studies, Chicago

National Endowment of Humanities Grant

John and Dora Haines Dissertation Fellowship

Ford Foundation Grant

Watumull Foundation Fellowship

UC Berkeley South and Southeast Asian Studies Fellowship Grant.

Fellowship of the Heras Institute, Bombay

Balwantrai Mehta Endowment Lectures at Bombay University and D.D.Kosambi Endowment
Lectures, Bombay University.

Sanmanpatra, Goa Freedom Movement, Govt of Maharashtra, 1982.
Global Goan Award, Govt of Goa, 2007
Lifetime Achievement Award, California State University, Long Beach, 2005
D.R.SarDesai Prize, Yadunandan Center, California State University, Long Beach, 2009-

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