Christophe Jaffrelot
Senior Research Fellow, CNRS
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Christophe Jaffrelot is a CNRS Senior Research Fellow, Visiting Professor at the King's India Institute (London) and Global Scholar at Princeton University. He has served as director of CERI in 2000-2008. He holds degrees from Sciences Po 1985), the University of Paris 1 Sorbonne, the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisations (INALCO) and a Ph.D. in political science from Sciences Po (1991).
He joined CNRS in 1991; was awarded the CNRS Bronze Medal in 1993; became a CNRS senior research fellow in 2002. He is the senior editor of a Sciences Po book series, Comparative Politics and International Studies, published by Hurst (London) and Oxford University Press (New York). He has been the editor-in-chief of Critique internationale (1998-2003) and then his director (2003-2008). He is part of the scientific councils of the Südasien Institut (Heidelberg), the ZMO (Berlin) and the CeMIS (Göttingen). He belongs to the editorial board of The Online Encyclopaedia of Mass Violence as well as of several journals (incl. Nations and Nationalism and International Political Sociology).
He chairs the scientific council of the French Institute (UMIFRE - MAE/CNRS) in Asia. He is a permanent consultant with the Policy Planning Staff of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a Nonresident Scholar with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Washington DC).

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Work in Progress

- Theories of nationalism and democracy
- Mobilization of the lower castes and untouchables in India
- Hindu nationalist movement
- Ethnic conflicts in Pakistan

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Main Publications

- The Pakistan Paradox. Instability and Resilience, London, Hurst, 2015.

- Inde : l’envers de la puissance. Inégalités et Révoltes
Paris, Presses du CNRS, 2012.

- Politique et Religion en Asie du Sud, Le sécularisme dans tous ses états ?, avec Mohammed-Arif, Aminah, (dir.), Paris, EHESS, 2012 (Coll. Purushârtha, Vol. 30).

- Les géants d’Asie en 2025 – Chine, Japon, Inde, avec J.-M. Bouissou et F. Godement, Arles, Picquier, 2012 (Coll. « L’Asie immédiate »).

- Passions révolutionnaires. Amérique Latine, Moyen-Orient, Inde, avec Hamit Bozarslan et Gilles Bataillon, Paris, Presses de l’EHESS, 2011.

- Religion, caste, and politics in India
, London, Hurst, 2011 (coll. Comparative politics and international studies series).

- « Vers une désethnicisation de la politique en Inde ? La persistance du vote de caste », Critique internationale, n° 51, avril-juin 2011, pp. 57-74.

- Armed militias of South Asia : fundamentalists, Maoists and separatists, avec Laurent Gayer (eds), London, Hurst & Company, 2009 (coll. Comparative politics and international studies series).

- « The Hindu nationalist reinterpretation of pilgrimage in India: the limits of Yatra politics », Nations and Nationalism, Vol. 15, n° 1, 2008, pp. 1-19.

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