University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, India
Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi India
Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New DelhI India
Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi India PhD
06 Aug 21 to 30 June 2022- Guest Faculty – SRM University, Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh
01 June 2018 to 30 April 2020- Teaching Faculty- Rishi Valley School, Madanappalle, Andhra Pradesh
Analysing gender relations in society; the societal attitude towards women in general and the various instruments that were (and still are) used to control female sexuality by enforcing the social institutions of marriage, family, and motherhood in pre-colonial Kerala.
Understanding the nature of the caste and gender oppression in Medieval Kerala, with special reference to the practices of untouchability, unapproachability and the everyday lives of lower caste people.
Explore the literary traditions of medieval Kerala and how these literary works produced in the hybrid language called Maṇipravāḷaṃ were instrumental in propagating the brahmanical ideology.
Awards & Fellowships
2018 – Dr Nasreen Ahmad Memorial Prize for the best paper on Gender History – Indian History Congress.
Indian History Congress
South Indian History Congress
Kerala History Congress
The Matrilineal Households Within the Brahmanical Social Order in Pre-Colonial Kerala: A study of Maṇipravāḷaṃ Literary Sources from 13th - 15th Centuries’, Lekshmi Chandran C P, in Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, 78, 294-295, (2017).
Paṇivaiśikaṃ: Sex Work as a Profession in Pre-Colonial Kerala Represented in the Vaiśikatantraṃ - Lekshmi Chandran C P in On Present (in/g) Histories: Selected Papers from Second Kerala History Congress, edited by Sebastian Joseph, 515-532, (2017).
Are all Women Outside the Boundaries of Marriage Prostitutes? Interrogating the Nature and Scope of Women’s History in Kerala, Lekshmi Chandran C P in Insight, 1:1, 64-74, (2021).
Maṇipravāḷakṛtikaḷuṃ Tāvaḻi Sampradāyavuṃ’, Lekshmi Chandran C. P in Sanghaditha, Vol.18: 17, pp. 127- 129. (Malayalam Article).
Pāḻkulaṃ: Literary Representations of ‘contaminated’ Families and Kinship Ties in the Margins of Medieval Kerala Society’ (forthcoming).