The people who bring laurels to the department


R.L. Hangloo, Ph.D. (JNU)‑ Medieval Indian History, Medieval Indian State and also specialist on Kashmir and Central Asia.

Atlury Murali, Ph.D. (JNU)‑ Social and Cultural History of Colonial India with special reference to Freedom Struggle, Peas­ant Movements, Women’s Studies, Environmental Studies and His­tory of Computers, Science, Technology and Medicine.

K. P. Rao, Ph.D. (Nagpur) – Field Archaeology, Pre and Proto History, Ancient Indian History, Iron Age, Megalithic Culture and Ancient Trade.

Rekha Pande, Ph.D. (Allahabad) – Medieval Indian History, Socio-economic History, Women’s History, Religion, Society and Cultural History, Science & Technology.

Rila Mukherjee, Ph.D. (France) (Ph.D., Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris) – Economic History of Southasia, early modern European history, democracy and citizenship studies, maritime and oceanic history.

Sanjay Subodh, Ph.D. (Punjab) – Medieval Indian Historiography, Science and Technology and Medieval Archaeology.  (Director, College for Integrated Studies)

Bhangya Bhukya, Ph.D. – (Warwick, U.K), Modern Indian History. His research interests are 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. (Head of the Department)

Associate Professors

Y. Swarupa R Shankar, Ph.D (Hyderabad) – Social and Cultural History of Colonial India, Social and Cultural History of Deccan, Women’s History, Historiography.

Anindita Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D. (London) – Modern Indian History, Modern Western Ideas and their Impact, Law and Society, Society and Culture.

B. Eswara Rao, (IIT Madras)- History of science, Technology and Medicine, Environmental History.

V. Rajagopal, Ph.D. (Wisconsin) – Modern Indian History, Social History, History of South India.

V. J. Varghese, Ph.D. – (University of Hyderabad) – Modern Indian History, Modern Kerala, Making of Modern Subjectivities, Regional Modernities, Transnational Migrations.

Assistant Professors

M N Rajesh, Ph.D. (JNU, Delhi) – Medieval Indian History, Socio- Religious Movements and Polity in South India and the Deccan, Tibetan History and Culture.

Rashmi, Ph.D. (JNU, Delhi) – Medieval and Early Modern Indian History, Urban History, Cities and Maritime History.

Vijaya Ramdas Mandala, Ph.D. (Manchester)- Modern Indian History, Environmental History.