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Robert Frykenberg

Robert Frykenberg

Expert in South Asia (India): cultures, governance, history, peoples, public affairs, religions, societies, Christianity and Hindu fundamentalism

Professor emeritus, history, South Asian studies College of Letters and Science — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Christianity in India, earliest beginnings to the present
  • Hindutva: the sacred in Indian politics
  • India's Raj: From Indian Empire to Indian Nation
  • India and the East India Company, 1639 to 1858
  • Local Influence on central authority in Indian history


  • Author, "Christianity in India: From Beginnings to the Present," University of Oxford Press, 2008
  • Fellow, Royal Historical Society, Royal Asiatic Society (both UK)
  • Murdoch (Australia) University International Scholar, lectures on "Christianities in Asia: Portraits of Their Pasts," 2009
  • Author, "History & Belief: The Foundations of Historical Understanding," 1986