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Susan Bayly [1] is a Professor of Historical Anthropology in the Cambridge University Division of Social Anthropology and a Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge. She is a former editor of the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.[2]

Her research interests include the South Asian caste system.[3] She was married to fellow Cambridge historian, Christopher Bayly, until his death in 2015.[1]


  • Susan Bayly (2007). Asian Voices in a Post-Colonial Age: Vietnam, India and Beyond. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-86885-3.
  • Susan Bayly (22 February 2001). Caste, Society and Politics in India from the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age. The New Cambridge History of India. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-79842-6.
  • Susan Bayly (1989). Saints, Goddesses and Kings: Muslims and Christians in South Indian Society, 1700-1900. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-37201-5.