Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History and Director of International Studies at Trinity College, Hartford, CT. He is the author of eleven books. His most recent book, The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World (The New Press, paperback 2008), was chosen as the best nonfiction book of 2008 by the Asian American Writers' Workshop and won the Muzaffar Ahmad Book Prize for 2009.
His forthcoming books include:
- The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South (Verso and LeftWord, 2012).
- [co-edited with Qalandar Memon and Madiha Tahir] Dispatches from Pakistan (LeftWord, 2011).
Prashad writes regularly in the media: as a columnist for Frontline
magazine (Chennai, India), a contributing editor for Himal South Asia
(Kathmandu, Nepal) and a contributing editor for Naked Punch Asia
(Lahore, Pakistan). His web dispatches can be read at Counterpunch
(counterpunch.org), at ZNET
(zmag.org/znet) and at Pragoti