Chair & Professor

Dr. V. Krishna Ananth

Department of History


  1. Contemporary Political and Constitutional History of India
  2. Rise of Modern West, Colonialism, Nationalism and the Contemporary World
  3. Gandhi Studies



Bharathiar University


Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi


Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi


Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi


  • July 1, 2013 to February 25, 2017, Associate Professor | Department of History, Sikkim University, Gangtok.
  • March 09, 2013 to June 30, 2013, Associate Professor | Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Sikkim University, Gangtok
  • May 19, 2009 to May 18, 2011, Fellow | Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi
  • August 01, 2000 to July 31, 2011, Adjunct Faculty | Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
  • December 01,1991 to September 30, 1996, Senior Reporter/Special Correspondent | The Hindu, New Delhi Bureau
  • October 01, 1996 to February 28, 2004, Assistant Editor | The Hindu, Chennai

Research Interest

  • Political Economy of Colonialism; aspects of colonialism, independence anddependency, neo-colonialism and national liberation in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
  • Social Formation in Europe and the Rise of Modern West; Renaissance, Reformationand the Industrial Revolution.
  • Literature and History: Russian Classics, French Literature, Latin American Literatureand Hindi Literature.
  • Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence: Evolution of the Indian Constitution; From aTheory of Justice to The Idea of Justice
  • The Indian National Movement and its Long Term Dynamics
  • Media Studies and History
  • Contemporary Political and Economic History of India, Caste in Indian Electoral Politics vis a vis the Challenge of Caste in the terrain of social transformation in India
  • History of History writing in India: The Science of History vis a vis Mythology and History

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2009-11, Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi


  • The Indian Constitution and Social Revolution : Right to Property since Independence, SAGE Publications India, Private Limited, New Delhi, London, New York, 2015. (Sage Modern Indian History Series), 2015
  • Politics in the Times of Churning - A Jounalist's Perception, Daya Publications, Madurai, 2014
  • India Since Independence: Making Sense of Indian Politics, Pearson Longman, New Delhi, 2009
Chapters in Edited Volumes:
  • Democracy and Parties: The Case of the Samajwadi Party in Arvind Sivaramakrishnan (ed), Short on Democracy: Issues Facing Indian political Parties, ImprintOne, New Delhi, 2007
  • Globalisation and Communalism: Locating the Contemporary Political Discourse in the Context of Liberalization in Ram Puniyani (ed), Religion, Power and Violence: Expression of Politics in Contemporary Times, SAGE Publications, New Delhi, 2005
  • The Politics of the Bomb: Some Observations on the Political Discourse in the Context of Pokhran II in C.Ram Manohar Reddy and M.V.Ramana (ed), Prisoners of a Nuclear Dream, Orient Longman, Hyderabad, 2003
  • Land Acquisition Laws and the State in the Neoliberal Era: Some Observations on the Constitutional Imperatives, Legislations and Judicial Interventions in Bhupen Sarmah and Joydeep Baruah (ed), Neoliberal State and its Challenges, AAKAR Books, Delhi, 2014

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