Professor Emeritus, Department of History
Jock McLane retired from the History department in 2011, but he continues to engage in various Northwestern activities. He has lived and traveled extensively in India. He has visited Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. He has published books on pre-Gandhian Indian nationalism and agrarian social change in eastern India in the 18th and 19th centuries. His recent research focuses on how Hindu nationalists employ cultural differences in forming national identities. He is currently writing a chapter on 18th C zamindars for a new History of Bengal to be published in Calcutta.