Vasant Kaiwar teaches at the Department of History - Duke University. His areas of interest are Modern South Asia, Marxist theory, postcolonialism and postmodernism.
Along with his wife, Vasant Kaiwar founded and edited major journals, such as South Asia Bulletin (1981-1993) and Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1993-2002).
- V. Kaiwar, “Colonialism, difference, and exoticism in the formation of the postcolonial metanarrative”, Littératures, Histoire des Idées, Images, Sociétés du Monde Anglophone, Université de Caen, Vol. V, No. 3, 2007, pp.48-71.
- “Post-colonialism, Eurocentrism, and the Question of Universalism,” in World Orders Revisited, edited by Ulf Engel and Matthias Middell, Leipzig: University of Leipzig Press, 2010, pp.17-51.
- Antinomies of Modernity: Essays on Race, Orient, Nation Vasant Kaiwar and Sucheta Mazumdar (Duke University Press, 2003).
- From Orientalism to Postcolonialism: Asia-Europe and the Lineages of Difference Sucheta Mazumdar, Vasant Kaiwar and Thierry Labica eds., (Routledge, UK, 2009).