Janaki Bakhle is associate professor of history at Columbia University, and Director of the South Asia Institute. She is the author of Two Men and Music: Nationalism in the Making of an Indian Classical Tradition, and has written several articles including Music as the Sound of the Secular and Country First? The Writing of "Essentials of HIndutva" in Public Culture. She is currently engaged in writing a book on V.D. Savarkar and Indian intellectual history.