Dr. Venkata Raghotham

Department of History
DegreeSpecializationUniversity / InstitutionYear of Completion
1Ph.D.-Hawaii, U.S.A1987
2M.Phil.-Delhi University1979
3M.A.-Delhi University1978
4B.A. (Hons)-Delhi University1976
Total Experience: 
29 Years
Area of Specialization/Interest: 

Medieval History ,Historiography, Medieval History of South India, Global History.

Publications (in last 3 years): 

Edited works, Book reviews, Festschrift volumes, etc.

  1. Rajendra Chola’s raid on Sri Vijaya in A.D. 1025” : A Study of the Political Economic Dimensions of The Plunder Dynamic In Eleventh Century South India” in Tamil Civilization, Vol.I, No.3 (1983).
  2. Religious Networks and the Legitimation of Power in fourteenth Century South India: A Study of Kumara Kampana’s Politics of Intervention and Arbitration in Studies in Religion and Change, Ed. Madhu Sen, Delhi, 1984.
  3. Tamil Vamsavali as a Source for the study of the Political Structure of Late Medieval South India” in Swasti Sri:  Essays presented to Dr. Bhadur Ch. Chabra Ed.: K.V. Ramesh, New Delhi, 1985.
  4. “Structural change in Medieval Tamil Society: Agrarian and Political Roots of Warrior Chieftains of the thirteenth century: I in Tamil Civilization, Vol. 5, No.3, September, 1987.
  5. “Ritual Transactions and Economic Exchanges in Late Medieval South India: A Study of the Cultural Politics of Vijayanagara Warrior Chieftains of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries” Akshayanivi: Papers on Indology edited by Dr. G. Bhattacharya, New Delhi, 1991.
  6. “Vijayanagara State and Society: A historiographical Critique”. This paper has been published in Journal of Indian History: 63, 1992.
  7. “Vijayanagara Warrior Chieftains and the Agrarian Economy: Polities of Land Control in Sixteenth Century /South India”  in Essays on Indian Art, Archaeology and History, A Collection of research papers presented to K.V. Soundararajan, Ed. C. Marganjamdi. New Delhi: Agam Kala Prakasham, 1991.
  8. “Merchant, Courtier, Shipper, Prince: The Social and Intellectual World of an Eighteenth Century Tamil Merchant: in Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies, March 1992, Vol.IX. The Asian Centre.
  9. “The Imperial Cholas in the Indian Ocean: Patterns of Trade and Conquest in the Eleventh Century”, Professor Francisco Felicitation Volume, The University of Philippines, 2000.
  10. “Kinship, Politics and Memory in Early Medieval Tamil Country: A study of the Funerary Shrines of the Cholas” published in Sri Naga Bhinandanani: Essays on Art, Culture, History, Archaeology, Epigraphy and Conservation of /Cultural Property of India and Neighbouring Countries (Ed. L.K. Srinivasan ed. Al. Bangalore), 1995, 00.593-608.
  11.  “History, Sociology and Historical Sociology: An Emerging Paradigm” in History and Theory, Thrissur, 1997, 00.91-108.
  12. “Empire and Historiography in late Medieval South India: A Study of the Early Vijayanagar State” in State and Society in Pre-Modern South India, Ed. R. Champakalakshmi et.al. Coismos Books, Thrissur, 2002, pp.131-144.
  13. The Ming Expeditions in the Indian Ocean in the fifteenth century: Vijayanagara Response” Journal of the Epigraphical Society of India Vol 32 (2007).
  14. “Society and Politics in eighteenth century South India: A View from the Diary of Ananda Ranga Pillai in South Indian History: Sources and Reconstruction” ed. N Rajendran, Indian Council of Historical Research, Southern Regional Center, Bangalore 2008.
  15. Soldier, Diplomat, Historian: Mark Wilkes and the Representations of Empire in the Early Nineteenth Century”. Journal of Karnataka Studies Vol. V: 2 (2008), pp 135-158
Honours / Awards (if any): 

Awards Junior Research Fellowship, American Institute Of India Studies , University of Chicago,

U.S.A, 1982 – 1983 for doctorial research.

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