Dr. G. Chandhrika


Department of History

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Prof. G. Chandhrika has been teaching and researching in the Department of History since 1992. She specialises in Historiography, Intellectual History, History of Women and History of Medicine. She recently completed a UGC major research project on “The Profession and Practice of Medicine in Colonial South India”. She has also received Pondicherry University’s Best Teacher Award for the years 2016 and 2018. She currently heads the Centre for European Studies and is engaged in an ongoing research project on “Engendering Development Goals, Strategies and Action Plans: A Dialogue between India and Europe”, funded by the MHRD, Government of India.


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Notable Publications

“La Voix de la Contestation: Tagore et le Discourse nationaliste dans l’Inde coloniale”, Recontre avec L’Inde, Vol. 30, No. 2, Special Issue on Rabindranath Tagore, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Delhi, 2001, pp. 212-228.

"“Empire building in India: The French Experiment, A Review”, Journal of Dravidian Studies, Special Issue on Ananda Ranga Pillai, Vol.14, No.2, Pondicherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture, Puducherry, 2004, pp. 131-139. "

"“Of Men Women and Morals: Gender, Politics and Social Reform in Colonial South India”, Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific (An International E journal published by the Australian National University) Issue 22, October 2009. URL: http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue22/ganapathy.htm"

"Capitalism, Colonial State and Indentured Labour from British India" in K. Venugopal Reddy ed. The Colonial State, Capital and and Labour in India, New Delhi: Kalpaz Publications,2014, pp.89 -98.

"Women's Political Leadership: A Case Study of Nattarmangalam Village Panchayat in Tamilnadu, India" co-authored with Kalaiselvi K.T. , Social Sciences International Journal Vol.2 Issue 1 of 2015, pp. 7 -12.

Awards & Achievements​

Prema Kasthuri Endowment Award for the best research paper in Women's History, Tamilnadu History Congress, 15th Annual Session, September, 2008.
Best Teacher Award of the Pondicherry University for the Year 2016
Best Teacher Award of the Pondicherry University for the Year 2018

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