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Basudev Chatterji
Address:Department of History, Faculty of Social Science building, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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      EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D

Cambridge Unicversity

1978

PG

St. Stephen’s College

1970

UG

St. Stephen College

1968

 

St. Stephen College

Lecturer

1970-80

Teaching

Cambridge University

Commonwealth Scholar

1973-78

Research and undergraduate supervision

Hyderabad University

Reader

1980-81

Teaching

Delhi University

Reader

1981-82

Teaching/ research

Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

Fellow

1983

Research

Cambridge University

Smuts Fellow

1983-84

Research/ seminars

University of lowa

Visiting Professor

1985

Unable to accept

ICHR

Editor-coordinator

1989

Research and Coordination

Delhi University

Professor

2001

Teaching And Supervision

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENTS

Head,Department of History, 7 July 2010

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION / INTEREST

Socio-economichistory, Intellectual history of India – late 19th and 20th centuries. Focus on Ramakrishna,Aurobindo, Tagore and Gandhi.

 

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

1970-78Taught course in modern Indian history to BA History honours students at St.Stephen’s College.

Supervisedundergraduates at Cambridge.

1978-83Modern Indian History and Far Eastern History to BA honours students at St.Stephen’s College; Economic History of    Britain 1750-1850;part of course in British history, economic history of India 1850-1914,imperialism and nationalism in India to MA students at the universities ifDelhi and Hyderabad.

1987-88invited by the history dept, Delhi University – a course on Society and Economyin India, 1750-1850.

2001-09Taught MA courses on Imperialsim and Nationalism, British History 1815-1906,Social and Economic History of India

1750-1780,Nationalist, 1870-1917, Social, Political and Economic Thought of MahatmaGandhi, Historian’s Craft Mphil.

2009-10Taught two courses at the North Campus on Early Nationalism, Gandhi’s thought.

Speciallecture at the ILL on Recent Trends in Historiography (Indian and non Indian).

Lectureto the Philosophy Department(student and faculty) on Gandhi and the Concept ofTruth.

 

RESEARCH GUIDANCE

Superviseda Ph.D student of Late Professor Suhas Chakravorty to Complete and submit histhesis on the ‘Ideological and Organizational Development of the HinduMahasabha 1915-1937’, June 2010.

 

CONFERENCEPARTICIPATION/PRESENTATIONS

TheSocio- Cultural context of early Indian nationalism’ Conference on the Historyof the Indian National Congress held at University of California, Los Angeles,March 1984.

Commentatoron paper by Irfan Habib ‘Studying a colonial economy-Without PercievingColonialism’, Conference on the Indian Economic and Social History,specifically to review two volume- Cambridge Economic History of India,Cambridge, April 1984

‘Religionand aspects of Indian Nationalism’, Conference on Religion and Society. NMML,April, 1985

‘HistoryTextbooks and the teaching of history in school and colleges in India’ –Workshop organized by Eklavya (anorganization engaged in experiment in new ways of teaching natural and humanscience in school in Madhya Pradesh) and the NMML, April 1986

‘TheEast India Company and the “Taming” of the Bhils in central India, 1818-1857,presented at the third Cambridge – Delhi – Leiden – Yogyakarta Conference onthe Comparative Study of India and Indonesia, September, 1986.

‘TheState of Indian  Historiography: Problems and Possibilities”, Kosambi Memorial Lecture,Kosambi Research Institute in Social Sciences, New Delhi, 31 July 1987, ( NMML)

“Theory”and Historical Narrative, Workshop recent Development in Theory, AmericanStudies Research Centre, Hyderabad, 5 January 1988.

‘RecentTrends in Historiography’, Workshop on Recent Development in Theory, AmericanStudies Research Centre, Hyderabad, 8 January 1988

‘The“Faculty” of History, The Past and its relationship to the Present’, SpecialLectures, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 18 February 1988.

‘Anagenda for socio-cultural historians in India  today’, seminar on ‘NewHistory’ organized by the Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, New Delhi, incollaboration with the cultural and Scientific service of the Embassy ofFrance, the British Council, the Italian Cultural Centre and the IndiaInternational Centre, 24-26 February 1988.

‘IntellectualRoots of Ram Mohan Roy’s Thoughts, The “Young Bengal” Movement’, Department ofHistory, AMU, April 1990.

‘HistoricalImagination’, National School of Drama, Orientation Course, July 1996.

‘Aims ofEducation, with apologies to Professor Whitehead’, Society for the Social Studyof Education, National Institute of Adult Education, January 1997.

GeneralEditor along with Romila Thapar, CA Bayly ‘Themes in Indian History – seriespublished by OUP (1991-2000)

 

OTHER ACTIVITY

DistinguishedLectures

‘Readingof History at the University’, Keynote adrdress, Ramjas College, February 1998.

‘TheState of Indian Historiography: Problems and Possibilities’, Kosambi MomemorialLecture, Kosambi Research Institute in Social Science, New Delhi, 31 July 1987,(NMML)

‘Gandhi’,Annual Day, IP College, Delhi University, 2002.

ResearchSupervision

Inheritedto Ph.D student from the late Professor Suhas Chakravorty (Research on HinduMahasabha and Neo-Realism in Indian Cinema)

Interns

  1. Ananya Tiwari
    School/College : LSR, Delhi University
    Duration of the Project : 14-03-2017 to 25-04-2017
    Research Project : Read more

  2. Yastika Sahrawat
    School/College : Hansraj College, Delhi University
    Duration of the Project : 06-02-2017 to 18-03-2017
    Research Project : Zoroastrianism in DelhiWeekl Read more

  3. Excellent Hansda
    School/College : IIT Roorkee
    Duration of the Project : 02-12-2016 to 13-01-2017
    Research Project : Gardens of Read more

  4. Ashwarya Samkaria
    School/College : Delhi University
    Duration of the Project : 03-10-2016 to 13-01-2017
    Research Project : Odissi in DelhiRead more

  5. Tarini Singh
    School/College : Hansraj College, Delhi University
    Duration of the Project : 22-08-2016 to 02-10-2016
    Research Project : Vasant Kunj Read more

  6. Sachi Shukla
    School/College : National Institute of Fashion Technology
    Duration of the Project : 23-05-2016 to 17-07-2016
    Research Project : Motifs Read more

  7. Gargi Chanda
    School/College : National Institute of Fashion Technology
    Duration of the Project : 23-05-2016 to 17-07-2016
    Research Project : Maati: Pott Read more

  8. Aakansha Malia
    School/College : Miranda House, Delhi University
    Duration of the Project : 23-05-2016 to 03-07-2016
    Research Project : Excava Read more

  9. Manisha Chaudhary
    School/College : Miranda House, Delhi University
    Duration of the Project : 23-05-2016 to 03-07-2016
    Research Project : The Li Read more

  10. Renu Deshwal
    School/College : Daulat Ram College, Delhi University
    Duration of the Project : 25-01-2016 to 06-03-2016
    Research Project : Phoolw Read more

  11. Sakshi Singh
    School/College : Miranda House, Delhi University
    Duration of the Project : 11-01-2016 to 26-02-2016
    Research Project : Bird w Read more

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