Deepak Tripathi, PhD, FRHistS, FRAS, is a British historian of South Asia, the Middle East, the Cold War and America in the world. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Roehampton in London. In a long career in journalism (1974-2000), including 23 years in the BBC, he worked as a foreign correspondent, commentator and editor. He set up the BBC bureau in Afghanistan in the early 1990s, and reported from Syria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India.

He was a visiting professor of international relations at the Indian Institute of Management Indore in 2014.

Local Conflicts and External Powers (Profile, Heriot-Watt University Alumni Magazine, Autumn 2010) pp 12-13.


Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

PhD in social science, University of Roehampton London. Dissertation Title: A Critical Study of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars: Interests, Motives, Actions and the Makings of a Culture of Violence. Supervisors: Professor Martin Shaw and Dr Gregory Kent. Examiners: Dr Doug Stokes, Reader of International Relations, University of Kent, and Dr Eric Herring, Reader in International Politics, Bristol University

PGDBA, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

BA in politics, economics, sociology and English, Christian College, Indore

Also attended,

Researcher, University of Sussex (2002–2007)

Post-Graduate Study, Jawaharlal Nehru University (1973–1974)


Global Advisory Board and Research Team, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Network of scholars and practitioners