Professor D. A. Low, an eminent historian of South Asia, Africa and the Commonwealth, has gifted a large part of his collection of books relating to South Asia to NUS Libraries. Besides being an academic administrator par excellence, Professor Low has been a prolific historian.


Career Highlights

The academic positions which Professor Low has held with distinction include the following:

  • Founding Dean of the School of African and Asian Studies, University of Sussex, 1968-1971
  • Dean, Research School of Pacific & Asian Studies, Australian National University, 1973-1974
  • Vice Chancellor, Australian National University, Canberra, 1975-1982
  • Smuts Professor of the History of the British Commonwealth, University of Cambridge, 1983-1994
  • President, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, 1987-1994


Donated Titles

Prof Donald Anthony Low
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