Dr. Kanchi Venugopal Reddy

Designation: 
Professor
Department: 
Department of History
Gender: 
Male
Academic
Academics: 
DegreeSpecializationUniversity / InstitutionYear of Completion
1Ph.D.-Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi1992
2M.Phil.-University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad1985
3PG-University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad1984
4UG-Jawahar Bharathi College, Kavali(Sri Venkateswara University)1982
5Research Associate (Post Doctorate) -Andhra University, Visakhapatnam1995-99
6Other Qualification M.A (English)-Annamalai University 2003
Total Experience: 
22 Years
Area of Specialization/Interest: 

Indian National Movement, Working Class Movements, Indian Economic History, Social and Cultural History of Colonial India, Colonialism, Class and Nationalism, History and Literature, History and Environmental Movements.

Publications (in last 3 years): 

1. Books/Monographs (Authored/Edited)

      1. Class, Colonialism and Nationalism (2002),   Mittal Publications, New Delhi.

      2. Working Class and Freedom Struggle (2005), Mittal Publications, New Delhi.

      3. Dominance and Resistance in Colonial India (Edited) (2012), Kalpaz Publications, New Delhi.

  1. Colonial State, Capital and Labour in India, (Edited) (Forthcoming), Kalpaz Publications, New Delhi,

2. Research papers published in Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals

  1. ‘Against the Colonial State: Working Class in India’s Struggle for Freedom, 1939-1941’, pp. 112- 133. The Indian Historical Review, New Delhi. Vol., XXXIII, No. 2, July 2006.
  2. ‘Narrating the Subalternity: A Critical Exploration of  Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand’, pp. 1-17. The Calcutta Historical Journal, University of Calcutta, Vol. XXVI, No. 2, July- December, 2006.
  3. ‘Congress Ministry and  the Labour Policy, 1937-1939: Madras Presidency.’ pp. 122-147. The Indian Historical Review, New Delhi, Vol. XXIV. No. 2, July 2007.
  4. ‘Aesthetics of Nature: Fictional Representation of Nature in ‘Nectar in a Sieve’ by Kamala  Markandaya’,pp. 50-61.Journal of School of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, New Series 7, Spring, 2007.
  5. ‘Working Class in ‘Quit India’ Movement: Madras Presidency, 1942’,pp. 275-289. Indian Historical Review, Vol. 37. No. 2, Dec, 2010.
  6. ‘Dominance and Resistance: A study of Narasimha Reddy’s Revolt in Andhra  (1846-47), pp.23-36. Social Scientist, Vol. 38. No. 1-2, January-February 2010.
  7. ‘Memoir and Marginality: Representing Subalternity of the Dalits in Colonial Andhra’, pp. 145-155. International Journal of South Asian Studies, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, Vol., 1. No.1, Jan-June, 2008.
  8. ‘Global Economic Crisis and the Implications for South Asia’, pp. 334-345. International Journal of South Asian Studies, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, Vol.2. No.2. July-December,2009.
  9. ‘Rise of Social Fiction in Colonial India’, pp. 108-136. Journal of Indian History and Culture, Chennai, XIV Issue, 2007.
  10. ‘Revisiting History: A Post Colonial Representation of Anti-Colonial Struggle in Andhra’ Journal of History and Social Sciences, Allahabad. Vol.III, Issue.  No1, January-June, 2012.

3.

  • Research papers published in Academic Journals  other than Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals
  • Research papers  published in Refereed/Peer Reviewed Conferences
  • Research papers  Published in Conferences/Seminar other than Refereed/Peer Reviewed Conferences
  1. ‘British Policy on Technical Education in Madras Presidency, 1928-1939’, Proceedings of A.P History Congress, 1996,   4 pages.
  2. ‘South Indian Railway Workers Strike, 1928: Focussing on the Significance of the Strike’, Proceedings of South Indian History Congress, 1997,   3 pages. 
  3. ‘The Role of the Industrial Working Class in Indian National Movement in the Madras Presidency, 1928-39’    Proceedings of South Indian History Congress, 1998, 7 pages.
  4. ‘The Role of the Lower Peasantry in Narasimha Reddy’s Revolt in Koilkuntla Taluka,’   Proceedings of Indian History Congress,   1983, 3 pages.
  1. ‘An analysis on the Working Class’s Perception of the Indian National Movement in Madras Presidency, 1928-1939,’   Proceedings of Andhra Pradesh History Congress, 1991, 4 pages.
  2. ‘Industrial Workers in Madras, 1918-1922: A focus on the development of consciousness,’ Proceedings of Andhra Pradesh History Congress, 1992, 4 pages.
  3. ‘Defying the British Raj: Working Class in India’s Struggle for Freedom, 1939-41’ Proceedings of the 29th Session of Andhra Pradesh History Congress (2005), pp. 127-132.

4. Other publications (Edited works, Book reviews, Festschrift volumes, etc.)

  1. ‘Narrating the Voice of the Voiceless: A Critical  Interrogation of Marginality in Modern Indian Fiction’ in 'Theory and Practice of Ethnography: Readings from the Periphery'by Eswarappa Kasi and Ramesh C. Malik, Rawat Publications, Jaipur, 2009.
  2. ‘Colonial State in India: A Critical Appraisal’ in Colonial State, Capital and Labour in India by K. Venugopal Reddy (Forthcoming)  Kalpaz Publication, New Delhi.
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Conducted(Last 3 Years): 
  1. Coordinated a National Seminar on ‘Protest Movements in India’, 2006, Department of History, Pondicherry University, Puducherry.
  2. Organized a National Seminar on ‘Dominance and Resistance in Colonial and Post colonial India’ 2009, (ICHR), Department of History, Pondicherry University, Puducherry.
  3. Organized a National Seminar on ‘Colonial State, Capital and Labour in India’ 2011, (ICHR), Department of History, Pondicherry University, Puducherry.
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Participated(Last 3 Years): 

Participation as Paper/Poster Presenter

  1. ‘Aesthetics of Nature: Fictional Representation of Nature in ‘Nectar in a Sieve’ by Kamala Markandaya’ at International Conference on ‘Nature and Human Nature: Land, Landscape and Cultural Constructions of the Environment’ on 21st- 23rd September, 2006 organized by Department of English, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.
  2. ‘Confronting the Colonial State: Working Class in Quit India Movement (1942) in the Madras Presidency’ at 30th annual session of Andhra Pradesh History Congress, on 7th and 8th January, 2006 at Siddipet, Medak Disctrict, Andhra Pradesh.
  3. ‘Narrating the voice of the voiceless: A Saga of life articulated by a  woman industrial worker in Andhra Pradesh’ at ‘Relocating Gender Identity: Women, Society and Culture in India organized by  The Centre for Women’s Studies, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. 23rd to 25th February, 2006.
  4. ‘Gandhi and Industrial Strikes: Seeking relevance of Gandhian ideas in the age of Globalization Gandhiji and the Contemporary World’, organized by The Centre for Gandhian Studies, Pondicherry University, on 9-10 October, 2006.
  5. ‘Congress Ministry and the Labour Policy, 1937-1939: Madras presidency’ at Indian History Congress, held at Feroke College, Kerala, 9-12 March, 2007.
  6. Narrating The Voice Of The Voiceless: A Critical Interrogation Of Marginality In Modern Indian Fiction’ at the Three Day International Conference on ‘Ethnographic Discourse of the other’ by University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 3-5 July,  2007.
  7. ‘Dominance and Resistance: A Critical Interrogation of the Nature of Narasimha Reddy’s Revolt in Koilkuntla, 1846-47’ ‘The Revolt of 1857 and the Anti-British Rebellions that preceded it in South India’ Centre for Contemporary Studies, Chennai, 30-31 July, 2007.
  8. ‘Revisiting History: A Postcolonial Interrogation of Culture in Colonial Andhra’ at national seminar on ‘Political Strands of Regionalism in South India’ by the Centre for South Indian Studies, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi. 20-21 August, 2007.
  9. ‘Rani Lakshmi Bai and the Indian Rebellion of 1857: A Critical Interrogation of Colonial Fiction’ at national seminar on ‘1857 in Indian History, Historiography and Memory’ by the Department of History, Pondicherry University21-22 , March, 2008.
  10. ‘Women in Text and Context: Representing the Saga of Life and Work’ at national seminar on ‘Privileging Women Agency in History: Work, Worship, Leisure and Pleasure’ by the Department of History, Osmania University, Hyderabad26-27 March, 2008.
  11. 'Dalits and Democracy: Marginality as a Challenge to the Survival of Democracy in India’ at national seminar on ‘Emerging Challenges in South Asian Regional Cooperation’ by the Center for South Asian Studies, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, 15 – 16 April, 2008.
  12. ‘Noam Chomsky on the role of Intellectuals in Societal Transformation: Seeking Relevance of his ideas in the Context of Contemporary India’, at national seminar on ‘Noam Chomsky and the Contemporary World’ by the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore and  Department of Philosophy, Pondicherry University, 22-24 September 2008.
  13. ‘Religious Minorities: A Focus on the need for promoting and preserving Secular tradition in Contemporary India’ at national seminar on ‘Future Strategies and Action Now: Socially excluded groups in India’ by the Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, 27-28th January, 2009.
  14. ‘Gandhi and Global Economic Crisis: Invoking the Ideas of Gandhi in Indian Context’“Social Justice in the Era of Globalization: Invoking Gandhian Ideals” Centre for Gandhian Studies, Pondicherry University, 25-27th November, 2009.
  15. ‘Tribes and Transformation in Contemporary India’ Inclusive Perspectives for the Development of the Scheduled Tribes in India’ Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Pondicherry University, Puducherry29th -30th March, 2010.
  16. “Technical Education in Colonial Andhra, 1928-1939” in the ICHR Sponsored  a Two day National Seminar on “Economic History of the British Raj in the Madras Presidency 1870-1947” held on 28th & 29th January 2014 organized by Department of History, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
  17. “Eric Hobsbawm on Industrial Labour” in the ICHR National Symposium on “Eric J. Hobsbawm (1917-1912) – Interesting Times and Writings of a Historian” organized by the Department of History, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli on 3rd and 4th March, 2014.
Honours / Awards (if any): 
  1. Received Academic Award for securing the highest percentage of marks in History at Graduation level.
  2. Won Second Place in the English Elocution contest conducted by the Jawahar Bharathi College,
    Kavali.
  3. Won First Prize in Co-operative Council’s Essay Writing Competitions conducted by the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
  4. Qualified in the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) in History in 1986.
  5. Selected for UGC Research Associateship (Post Doctoral Fellowship) in History in 1995.

Association with Professional Bodies

  1. Editing
  2. Reviewing
  3. Advisory
  4. Committees and Boards
  5. Memberships
  • Life Member of Andhra Pradesh History Congress
  • Member of Indian History Congress
  • Member of South Indian History Congress

Other Activities (Administrative Assignments)

  1. Member of the Committee for finalizing the Information Brochure of 2006-2007, Pondicherry
    University, Puducherry.
  2. Member of the Committee for the Scrutiny and Compilation of the 21st Annual Report for the 2006-
    2007 of Pondicherry University Puducherry.
  3. Member of the Board of Studies of post graduate in History, Pondicherry University, July 2007-2010.  
    4. Member, UG/PG Board of Studies, History, Pondicherry University, 2012-2015.

5. Member, Board of Studies, History Archeology & Culture, Dravidian University (01-11-2012 to 31-
    10-2015).

6. Member of Advisory Committee of Tagore Government College of Education, Port Blair for a period
    of three years, i.e., 2-3- 2009 to 1-3-2012.

7. Head i/c, Dept. of History, PU, (15 Feb, 2009 to 16 March, 2009).
 
8. Member, Purchase Committee, School of Social Sciences & International Studies, Pondicherry
    University.

9. Member, Governing Body of Achariya Arts & Science College, Puducherry (13.06.2013 to
    12.06.2016).
 
10. Member, School Board, Social Sciences & International Studies (3-05 2013 to 30.04.16).

11. Member, Stock Verification Committee, Dept of History, Pondicherry University.

12. Coordinator for admissions to M.A. Programme, History, Pondicherry University for the academic
      year, 2013-14.

Projects Undertaken: 

Member of the UGC-SAP ongoing Project entitled ‘Socio – Cultural Change in South India’  under Recurring: Rs. 27,00,000/ Non-recurring Rs. 5,00,000, Period from April 2010 to March, 2014.  

Contact Details
Email: 
kvgreddy.his@pondiuni.edu.in