Professor Donald Anthony Low MA, DPhil (Oxford), PhD, LittD (Cambridge), FAHA, FRHistS
Professor D. A. Low is an eminent historian of South Asia, Africa and the Commonwealth. His major works 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.
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