Assistant Professor

Dr Megha Yadav

Department of History

Interests

  1. History of Religion
  2. Goddess tradition in South Asian traditions
  3. Tantric Buddhism

Education

2011

University of Delhi
India
B.A.

2013

Jawaharlal Nehru University
India
M.A.

2017

Jawaharlal Nehru University
India
Ph.D.

Experience

  • 2 years 8 months | Assistant Professor | University of Delhi, New Delhi
  • 5 months | Guest Lecturer | Sikkim University, Gangtok, Sikkim

Research Interest

  • Analysis of the ideas of gender relations and its performance within the Tantric Buddhist practices in Early Medieval Eastern India, Nepal and Tibet.
  • The ‘manufacturing’ of Religious Mythology; its relation (and impact) with the popular Social practices and behaviour.
  • Ancient and Early Medieval Art Traditions popular in Indian Subcontinent focusing on the study of Religious Iconographic; its political and religious significance.

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2016 | UGC NET | Government of India

Memberships

  • Indian History Congress

Publications

  • Prajñāpāramitā: From Concept to Icon- M. Yadav- ATINER conference paper series, HIS 2015-1862 (2016)
  • Prajñāpāramitā: Making of the First Buddhist Goddess- M. Yadav- Texts, Contexts and Visual Representation in Ancient and Early Medieval India- (ed.) R. Mahalakshmi (2019)
  • Wives, Nuns and Consorts: Women in Tibetan Buddhism- M. Yadav- Uttar Pradesh Journal of Social Science Research, 7(2), 74-80(2016)
  • Rāsa Līlā: A Dance of Power- M. Yadav- Uttar Pradesh Journal of Social Science Research, 8(1), 20-30 (2017)
  • Enlightenment of the Body: A Tale of Jnāncandra’s defiance- M. Yadav- Vidya Vimarsha, 3(2), 64-70 (2016)

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