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Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi Masters
Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi M.Phil
Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi Ph.D.
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
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