“My vision for SRM AP is an inter-disciplinary environment that stimulates active, engaged learning and cutting edge research. We challenge our students to think critically and creatively, communicate clearly, and develop into thoughtful global citizens and leaders. Learning through discovery and interaction is more powerful and enduring than listening passively to lectures. We seek to equip our students with the cognitive tools to adapt to and seize opportunities offered by a rapidly changing world. Most of all, we stand apart with a network of associations with esteemed institutions around the world, so that students and make their mark in a connected world.”
The construction of gendered bodies and identities in Pre-modern India with regard to Ayurveda and other indigenous healing techniques with a special reference to European medico-botanical works on Indian flora and fauna and medieval Sanskrit and Malayalam texts.
Knowledge Production on the Southwestern coast of India with a special reference to medical and botanical knowledge and inter-cultural exchange between Europe and India in the early modern period(1600-1800 CE).
Negotiations and claims over space in Pre-modern South India with a focus on caste and gender through the medium of Vāstuśastra
Analysis of notions of sexuality, morality and gender ideologies in medieval South India with a special reference to Kerala through Sandeśakāvyas, Āccicaritōms and folklore.
Awards & Fellowships
2017 – Elamkulam Kunjan Pillai Young Historian Award, Kerala History Congress
2015 – Erasmus Mundus Visiting Phd Fellowship, European Union
2012 – Junior Research Fellowship, UGC
2008 – Neelima Memorial Award for First Rank in BA History at the university level, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, St.Teresa’s College,Cochin
2005 – Kendriya Vidyalalya Sangathan Scholarship for securing First Rank in XII (AISSE) examination at the National Level in Humanities Stream
Indian History Congress
Kerala Council of Historical Research
Kerala History Congress
Of Texts and Practice and Also of Discourse and Deviance; An Outline of the Regulation of Bodies in Medieval Kerala-Malavika Binny- On Present(in/g) Histories edited by Sebastian Joseph, 197-214(2017).
Plants, Power and Knowledge: An Exploration of the Imperial Networks and the Circuits of Botanical Knowledge Systems on the Western Coast of India,- Malavika Binny- Global Histories Journal, 1(1), 3-19(2015).
JNU and Its Tradition(s) of Dissent- Malavika Binny (Guest editor)-Café Dissensus 24, (2016)
Ayurveda: The Non Man and Embodiment’, Malavika Binny, Uthara G- The Investigator,2(4), 62-65,(2016).
The Hermeneutics of Space: Locating Vāstuśāstra and sandeśakāvyams in Medieval Kerala- Malavika Binny- Full paper, The Proceedings of Kerala History Conference, pp.149-181, (2016)
Hoping against Hope: The PRDS Movements and the Creation of its Discursive Terrain’ – Malavika Binny -South Asian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Research,3(2),215-226(2016)
Book Review, Vinita Damodaran, Anna Winterbottom and Alan Lester, eds. The East India Company and The Natural World – MalavikaBinny - Itinerario: International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction,39(1),175-77(2015).
Book Review, Shu Jyuan Deiwiks, Bernhard Führer and Therese Geulen, eds. Europe Meets China—China Meets Europe: The Beginnings of European-Chinese Scientific Exchange in the 17th Century – Malavika Binny - Itinerario: International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction,39(2),376-79, (2015)
Arundhati Roy’s new novel lays India bare, unveiling worlds within our world - Malavika Binny- The Conversation, July (2017).