Eminent historian Professor Christopher Alan Bayly died on 20 April 2015 in Chicago due to heart attack. His death was announced by the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge. He was 70.
He was a historian who specialised in British Imperial, Indian and global history and his works covered the 18th and 19th century India and British imperial history. For his contribution to historical scholarship, he was knighted in 2007.
At the time of his death, Bayly was Harmsworth Professor Emeritus, University of Cambridge, Professor of History, Queen Mary University of London and Vivekananda Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago.
Few works of Bayly included
• The Local Roots of Indian Politics: Allahabad 1880-1920 (1975)
• Rulers, Townsmen and Bazaars: North Indian Society in the Age of British Expansion, 1780-1870 (1988)
• Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire (1990)
• The Birth of the Modern World: Global Connections and Comparisons 1780-1914 (2004)