The people who bring laurels to the department


Prof. Rila Mukherjee, Ph.D (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
Office Room. 307

Social Science Building

Email: rila.mukherjee@gmail.com 

Rila Mukherjee specialised in eighteenth-century  Indian history. Her research interests are Indian Ocean studies and global/world history. Before joining the University of Hyderabad in 2007, she taught History at Jadavpur University, Kolkata (1992-2007).Prior to that she was Fellow at Centre for Studies in Social Science, Kolkata. She is the Chief Editor  of the Brill journal Asian Review of World Histories and is on the editorial boards of Mayurqa and Rethinking History.


Prof. Bhangya Bhukya, Ph. D (University of Warwick, UK)
Office Room. 138
Social Science Building
Email: bbhangya@uohyd.ac.in
Ph.No. 040-23133150

Bhangya Bhukya is Professor and current Head, Department of History. He is specialised in Modern Indian History. His research interests include community histories, the effects of power/knowledge, governmentality and dominance, the state and Nationalism, intellectual histories of subaltern communities, identity politics by forest and hill people in the nineteenth and twentieth century. Before Joining University of Hyderabad in 2014, he taught history at Osmania University (1997-2010) and The English and Foreign Languages University (2010-2014). He was British Council Visiting Fellow (2010) at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.


Prof. Anindita Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D (SOAS, University of London U.K.)
Office Room, 117,
Social Science Building.
Email: mukhopadhyay.anindita@uohyd.ac.in
Phone: 040-23133150

Anindita Mukhopadhyay is Professor, Department of History, and her specialization is in Modern Indian History. Her research interests are cultural identities, intellectual and legal histories, state, governance and power, impact of colonial domination through knowledge/power nexus, and the political domains of texts and translations.


Prof. Suchandra Ghosh Ph.D. (University of Calcutta, India)
Office Room. 106
Social Science Building
Email: suchandra@uohyd.ac.in

Suchandra Ghosh is Professor, Department of History. She specializes in Early Indian History, with a focus on Epigraphy and Numismatics. She broadly takes interest in Politico-Cultural History of North-West India, Early India’s linkages with Early Southeast Asia, Indian Ocean Buddhist and Trade Network and history of the Everyday Life. Before joining University of Hyderabad, she was Professor in the department of Ancient Indian History & Culture, University of Calcutta (November 2000-June 2020). She is the Area Editor of The Encyclopedia of Ancient History: Asia and Africa, Wiley Blackwell.


Dr. Sujith Kumar Parayil , Ph. D
Office Room: 141
Social Science Building
Email: sparayil@uohyd.ac.insparayil@gmail.com
Ph. No. 040-23133165

Dr. Sujith Kumar Parayil is a Professor at the Department of History, University of Hyderabad. He specializes in Modern Indian History, focusing on Cultural and Visual History, and his teaching and research interests include Photography and History, Sensory Histories, Shoreline Culture of Kerala, Visuality and subjectivity. Before joining the University of Hyderabad, he taught at the School of Social Sciences, MG University, Kottayam (2021-22), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2014-21), EFL University, Hyderabad (2010-14), TISS Mumbai (2009-10) and he was Postdoctoral Fellow at CSSSC Kolkata (2008-09).

Associate Professors

Dr.Y Swarupa R Shankar, Ph.D. (Hyderabad)
Office Room. 140
Email: swaruparaniyerra@gmail.com
Ph: no. 040-23133158

Y. Swarupa R Shankar is Associate Professor in the Department of History. She did her PhD from the University of Hyderabad and specialised in modern Indian history. Her research interests include gender studies, legal and business history.


Dr. B. Eswara Rao, Ph.D (IIT Madras)
Office Room. 139
Social Science Building
Email: ber@uohyd.ac.in
Ph.no. 040-23133150.

Eswara Rao is Associate Professor in the Department of History. He is specialized modern Indian History of Medicine. His research interests include ideas of Hygiene and Sanitation, History of Science, Dalit History. Prior to joining the Department of History at University of Hyderabad in 2014, he taught in the Department of History at Assam University, Silchar and Diphu Campus.


Dr. V. Rajagopal
Office Room. No. 249
Social Science Building
Email: rajagopalv@uohyd.ac.in
Phone. No: 040- 23133162

V Rajagopal is Associate Professor in the Department of History. He got his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to that he studied his MA and M Phil degrees from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His research interest in the field of modern south Indian history, in particular in the history of the Telugu-speaking people of the erstwhile Madras Presidency. In the department, he teaches courses pertaining to the field of modern Indian history, as also a course on the Russian Revolution.


V.J. Varghese
Associate Professor in History
Room No. 109
Social Science Block
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad – 500046
Email: vjvss@uohyd.ac.in, vjebee@gmail.com

Dr. V.J. Varghese is specialized in modern Indian history and his areas of interest include economic history, transnational migrations, modern subjectivities, regional modernities and modern Kerala. He taught at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Trivandrum (2007-2011) and Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (2011-2014), earlier. He was Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow at the University of Edinburgh; Research Excellence Visiting Fellow at CEU, Budapest; Visiting Senior Research Fellow at ARI, National University of Singapore and an ESRC Visiting Fellow at the University of Sussex.

Assistant Professors

Dr M N Rajesh, P.hD (JNU)
Office Room. 136
Social Science Building
Email: tibet@uohyd.ac.in
Ph.no. 040-23133160

M N Rajesh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, University of Hyderabad since 2001. He is specialised in the early medieval India. His areas of interest are religious movements and institutions in early medieval Tamilagam and the history of religion in Tibet.


Dr. Vijaya Ramadas Mandala, (PhD – The University of Manchester, UK).
Office: Room No. 105.
School of Social Sciences Building.
Email: vrmss@uohyd.ernet.in

Vijaya Ramadas Mandala is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Hyderabad, India. His field of specializations include environmental history, modern Indian history, and the French Revolution. His research interests are environment and empire, British imperial and commonwealth history, animal studies, colonial governance, cultural geography, environmental histories of the Gonds and the Baigas, colonial education and architecture, and the French Revolution of 1789. Before joining the University of Hyderabad, he was Junior Fellow at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (2014-2016), and taught in India since 2011, as well at The University of Manchester, U.K. (2006-2011).


Honorary Professor

Dr.K.P.Rao, M.A., Ph.D.
Mobile: +91-9440375303
Email: drkprao@gmail.com

Prof.K.P.Rao is specialised in  Ancient Indian History and Archaeology. He teaches Ancient history, Field archaeology, Pre and Proto historic culture related papers.  He has more than 31 years of University Teaching experience.    He is an active field archaeologist and conducts archaeological explorations and excavations regularly.  His research interest includes megalithic culture, ancient trade, Buddhist art,  prehistoric cultures and GIS.  Before joining the University service, he has served in the Archaeological Survey of India  (1987 – 1989). He also has served as the Director, Department of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Andhra Pradesh (2013).