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Anthony Low (also, D. A. Low or Donald Anthony Low) is a historian of modern South Asia, Africa, the British Commonwealth, and, especially, decolonization. He is the Emeritus Smuts Professor of History of the British Commonwealth at the University of Cambridge, former Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University, Canberra, and Honorary Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge and Exeter College, Oxford. 
The academic positions which Professor Low has held include the following:
- Founding Dean of the School of African and Asian Studies, University of Sussex, 1968–1971
- Dean, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS), 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
- Political parties in Uganda, 1949-62. London: Published for the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Athlone Press, 1962.
- (Edited) Soundings in modern South Asian history. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968.
- Lion rampant: essays in the study of British imperialism. London: Cass, 1973.
- Eclipse of empire. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
- The egalitarian moment : Asia and Africa, 1950-1980. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
- Britain and Indian nationalism: the imprint of ambiguity 1929-1942. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
- (Edited) Congress and the Raj: facets of the Indian struggle 1917-47. 2nd ed. New Delhi and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
- The Fabrication of Empire, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Eric Thomas Stokes
|Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History Cambridge University
1983 - 1994