Professor Donald Anthony Low
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.
Soundings in modern South Asian history. Canberra: Australian
National University Press, 1968.
• Lion rampant: essays in the study of British imperialism. London:
• Eclipse of empire. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press,
• 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.
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.
positions which Professor Low has held with distinction include the
• Founding Dean of the School of African and Asian Studies, University
of Sussex, 1968-1971
• Dean, Research School of Pacific & Asian Studies, Australian National
• 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
by Professor Donald Anthony Low in March 2005.
the Collection by
Library of Congress Classification