Department of History
I possess an excellent academic record, vast teaching and research experience. My teaching interests include areas that focus on social, cultural and economic history of modern India. Of particular interest to me are the areas of marginality, labour movement and Indian nationalism. My research focus deal with the rise and growth of working class movement in colonial south India. I have published four books and several articles in edited books and peer reviewed and well reputed journals. I served as Head of the Department of History for three years thus gaining administrative experience. As a member of several academic committees, I have been able to enrich the academic environment of the Pondicherry University.
‘Working Class in ‘Quit India’ Movement: Madras Presidency, 1942’, Indian Historical Review, Vol. 37. No. 2, Dec, 2010, pp. 275-289.
‘Against the Colonial State: Working Class in India’s Struggle for Freedom, 1939-1941’, The Indian Historical Review, New Delhi. Vol., XXXIII, No. 2, July 2006, pp. 112-133.
‘Congress Ministry and the Labour Policy, 1937-1939: Madras Presidency.’ The Indian Historical Review, New Delhi, Vol. XXIV. No. 2, July 2007, pp. 122-147.
‘Dominance and Resistance: A study of Narasimha Reddy’s Revolt in Andhra (1846-47), Social Scientist, Vol. 38. No. 1-2, January-February 2010, pp.23-36.
‘Narrating the Subalternity: A Critical Exploration of Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand’, The Calcutta Historical Journal, University of Calcutta, Vol. XXVI, No. 2, July-December, 2006, pp. 1-17.