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Professor Donald Anthony Low Collection

Professor Donald Anthony Low
MA, DPhil (Oxford), PhD, LittD (Cambridge), FAHA, FRHistS

Professor D. A. Low, an eminent historian of South Asia, Africa and the Commonwealth, has gifted a large part of his collection of books relating to South Asia to NUS Libraries. Besides being an academic administrator par excellence, Professor Low has been a prolific historian. Many of his books are available in the NUS Libraries and these include:

Political parties in Uganda, 1949-62. London: Published for the Institute of Commonwealth Studies [by] Athlone Press, 1962.
(Edited) Soundings in modern South Asian history. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968.
Lion rampant: essays in the study of British imperialism. London: Cass, 1973.
Eclipse of empire. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
The egalitarian moment : Asia and Africa, 1950-1980. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Britain and Indian nationalism: the imprint of ambiguity 1929-1942. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
(Edited) Congress and the Raj: facets of the Indian struggle 1917-47. 2nd ed. New Delhi ; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.








Professor Low is at present Emeritus Smuts Professor of the History of the British Commonwealth at the University of Cambridge and Visiting Fellow at the Research School of Pacific & Asian Studies at the Australian National University, Canberra.

Career Highlights
The academic positions which Professor Low has held with distinction include the following:

Founding Dean of the School of African and Asian Studies, University of Sussex, 1968-1971
Dean, Research School of Pacific & Asian Studies, Australian National University, 1973-1974
Vice Chancellor, Australian National University, Canberra, 1975-1982
Smuts Professor of the History of the British Commonwealth, University of Cambridge, 1983-1994
President, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, 1987-1994

  About the Collection
A collection of books covering various aspects of South Asian history and in particular, Indian history. The collection was gifted to the NUS Libraries by Professor Donald Anthony Low in March 2005.

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