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Thomas R. Trautmann is a renowned American historian and Professor Emeritus of History and Anthropology at the University of Michigan. He is considered one of the world's leading experts on the Arthashastra, the ancient Hindu text on kingship. Trautmann has served as director of the University of Michigan History Department, as well as head of the Center for South Asian Studies. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of London.[1] His studies focus on Ancient India and other subjects.


Among Trautmann's many published works are:

  • Trautmann, Thomas R. (2008). Lewis Henry Morgan and the invention of kinship : with a new introduction and appendices by the author. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 978-0-8032-6006-1. 


Further readingEdit

  • Bayly, C. A. (8 August 1997). "What language hath joined". The Times Literary Supplement.  - review of 1997 work
  • Baskaran, S. Theordore (4–17 July 2009). "Kinship and Language". Frontline. 26 (14).  - interview
  • Aryans and British India — a review by the Indian historian, D. N. Jha.