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Sanjay Subrahmanyam is the proponent of a new kind of “connected history” spanning regions, subjects and archives conventionally treated alone. Not a research paradigm, he insists, this is more of an oppositionswissenschaft, a way of trying to constantly break the moulds of historical objects. Connected History considers what, exactly, is an empire; the rise of “the West” (less of a place than an ideology); Churchill and the Great Man theory of history; the reception of world literature and the itinerary of subaltern studies; in addition to personal recollections of life and work in Delhi, Paris and Lisbon.