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EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION Phd. from Ph.D. (History), Department of History, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London M.phil from (History), Department of History, University of Delhi Maters form Delhi University CAREER PROFILE October, 2009 – till date: Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi. 1988 - 2009: Reader and Lecturer, University of Delhi. Visiting Faculty, Yale University. Visiting Faculty, University of Hawaii. Visiting Faculty, Washington University. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENTS Secretary, Department of History Council, University of Delhi. AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION History of colonial Uttar Pradesh. Issues of gender, sexuality, obscenity, Dalits, religious identities, Hindi popular literature, marginal communities and print media. SUBJECTS TAUGHT Post Graduate Social History of Modern India, Religious and Caste Identities in Colonial India, Women in Modern India Literature and Language in Colonial India, Gendering Global Histories Undergraduate Modern Indian History, Rise of Modern West MPhil Classes Historical Methodology Refresher Courses Classes taken at Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University on Social Reforms and Gender. RESEARCH GUIDANCE Supervision of Doctoral Thesis, under progress: 1 Supervision of M.Phil Dissertation, under progress: 1 BOOKS AND PUBLICATION Books/Monographs (Authored/Edited) Gupta, Charu. 2010. Gendering Dalits in Colonial North India (Accepted for Publication). Gupta, Charu, ed. 2010. Gender, Caste and Patriarchy in Colonial India. Orient Blackswan (Accepted for Publication). Gupta, Charu. 2010. Hindu Aurat, Muslim Mard (Hindu Woman, Muslim Man) Manuscript. Delhi: Rajkamal Prakashan. Gupta, Charu and Mukul Sharma. 2008. Contested Coastlines: Fisherfolk, Nations and Borders in South Asia. New Delhi: Routledge. Gupta, Charu. 2008. Sexuality, Obscenity. Community: Women, Muslims and the Hindu Public in Colonial India, second impression. Delhi: Permanent Black. Gupta, Charu. 2002. Sexuality, Obscenity, Community: Women, Muslims and the Hindu Public in Colonial India. New York: Palgrave. Gupta, Charu and Mukul. 1990. Print Media and Communalism. Delhi. Research papers published in Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals Gupta, Charu. 2010. Writing Sex and Sexuality: Archives of Colonial India. Journal of Women’s History (Accepted for Publication). Gupta, Charu. 2009. Hindu Women, Muslim Men: Love Jihad and Conversions. Economic and Political Weekly. 44(51): 13-15. Gupta, Charu. 2008. (MIS) Representing the Dalit Woman: Reification of Caste and Gender Stereotypes in the Hindi Didactic Literature of Colonial North India. Indian Historical Review. 35(2): 101-124. Gupta, Charu, Monisha Das Gupta and Katerina Martina Teaiwa. 2007. Rethinking South Asian Diaspora. Special Issue of Cultural Dynamics on Margins and Migrations in South Asian Diasporas Studies. 19(2/3): 125-140. Gupta, Charu. 2007. Bonded Bodies: Coastal Fisherfolk, Everyday Migrations, and National Anxieties in India and Sri Lanka. Cultural Dynamics. 19(2/3): 237-255. Gupta, Charu. 2007. Dalit Viranganas and Reinvention of 1857. Economic and Political Weekly. 42(19): 1739-1746. Gupta, Charu. 2007. Visual Pleasures for the Female Gaze. Economic and Political Weekly. 42(50): 19-20. Gupta, Charu. 2005. Procreation and Pleasure: Writings of a Woman Ayurvedic Practitioner in Colonial North India. Studies in History. 21(1): 17-44. Gupta, Charu and Mukul Sharma. 2004. Blurred Borders: Coastal Conflicts between India and Pakistan. Economic and Political Weekly. 39(270): 3005-3015. Gupta, Charu. 2004. Censuses, Communalism, Gender and Identity: A Historical Perspective. Economic and Political Weekly. 39(39): 4302-4304. Gupta, Charu. 2002. Anxieties of Hindu Right in Everyday Realm. Economic and Political Weekly. 37(3): 198-199. Gupta, Charu. 2002. (Im) possible Love and Sexual Pleasure in Late-Colonial North India. Modern Asian Studies. 36(1): 195-221. Gupta, Charu. 2001. The Icon of Mother in Late Colonial North India. Economic and Political Weekly. 36(45): 4291-4299. Gupta, Charu. 2001. ‘Dirty’ Hindi Literature. Hindi: Language, Discourse, Writing. 1(3-4): 262-294. Gupta, Charu. 2000. Hindu Women, Muslim Men: Cleavages in Shared Spaces of Everyday Life, United Provinces, c. 1890-1930. Indian Economic and Social History Review. 37(2): 121-149. Gupta, Charu. 2000. Contests about Obscenity in Late Colonial North India. South Asia Research. 20(2): 89-118. Gupta, Charu. 1998. Articulating Hindu Masculinity and Femininity: ‘Shuddhi’ and ‘Sangathan’ Movements in United Provinces in the 1920s. Economic and Political Weekly. 33(13): 727-735. Gupta, Charu and Mukul Sharma. 1996. Communal Constructions: Media Reality vs. Real Reality. Race and Class. 38(1): 1-20. Gupta, Charu. 1991. Portrayal of Women in Premchand’s Stories: A Critique. Social Scientist. 19(5-6): 88-113. Gupta, Charu. 1991. Politics of Gender: Women in Nazi Germany. Economic and Political Weekly. 26(17): WS40-48 . Gupta, Charu. 1991. Portrayal of Women in Hindi Literature: Early Twentieth Century Nationalist Ideology. Teaching Politics. 17(3-4): 33-46. Research papers published in Academic Journals other than Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals Gupta, Charu. 2010. Chahe Lakshya, Anchahe Parinam: Aupniveshik Uttar Bharat Mein Stri Shiksha aur Padhne ka Bhay [Intended Aims, Unintended Consequences: Women’s Education and Fear of Reading in Colonial North India] [in Hindi]. Tadbhav. 2: 43-52. Gupta, Charu. 2009. Pehre Par Mahila Manoranjan [Policing Women’s Entertainment] [in Hindi]. Samved. 18: 205-224. Gupta, Charu. 2008. Aupneshik Uttar Bharat mein Gharelu Kshetra, Hindu Pehchan aur Stri Yaunikta [Domestic Sphere, Hindu Identity and Women’s Sexuality in Colonial North India] [in Hindi]. Tadbhav. 18: 26-39. Gupta, Charu. 2002. Rishta Choli-Daman Ka: Aupniveshik Uttar Bharat Mein Mahilayen aur Hindu Sampradayikta [Women and Communalism in Colonial North India] [in Hindi]. Aalochana. 10-11: 159-64. Gupta, Charu. 2002. Kahan Khoya, Kahan Paya: Nari aur Navjagran [Gains and Losses: Women and Renaissance] [in Hindi]. Hans. 17(2): 44-7. Gupta, Charu. 2002. Hindu Aurat, Muslim Mard [Hindu Women, Muslim Men] [in Hindi]. Udbhavna. 18(61): 35-53. Gupta, Charu. 2002. Hindutva Celebration of Rape. Mainstream. 40(38): 29-30. Gupta, Charu and Mukul Sharma. 1996. Speaking in Tongues. Himal South Asia. 9(6): 18-23. Gupta, Charu and Mukul Sharma. 1993. The Muslim and the News. Mainstream 15-19. Gupta, Charu and Mukul Sharma. 1993. Print Media and Communalism: The Killing of Secular Events. Mainstream 23-25. Gupta, Charu and Mukul Sharma. 1993. From News Gathering to News Making: The Creation of Pseudo-Events. Mainstream 27-32. Other publications (Edited works/Books reviews/festschrift volumes etc.) Books Reviews Gupta, Charu. 2009. Review of Passionate Modernity: Sexuality, Class and Consumption in India by Sanjay Srivastava. Contributions to Indian Sociology. 43(2): 341-344. Gupta, Charu. 2007. Review of Specters of Mother India by Mrinalini Sinha. Biblio 26-27. Gupta, Charu. 2007. Review of Women Heroes and Dalit Assertion in North India by Badri Narayan. Seminar. 571: 73-74. Gupta, Charu. 2007. Review of Freedom and Destiny: Gender, Family and Popular Culture in India by Patricia Uberoi. Interventions. 9(1): 146-148. Gupta, Charu. 2003. Review of Tradition and Liberation: The Hindu Tradition in the Indian Women’s Movement by Catherine A Robinson. Indian Economic and Social History Review. 40(1): 116-118. Gupta, Charu. 2003. Review of Speaking Peace: Women’s Voices from Kashmir by Urvashi Butalia, ed, by Contemporary India. 1(2): 202-204. Gupta, Charu. 2002. Review of Pangs of Partition. Volume I: The Parting of Ways, and Volume II: The Human Dimension by S Settar and Indira Baptista Gupta, ed. Economic and Political Weekly. 37(17): 1660-1661. Gupta, Charu. 2001. Review of Hindu Wife, Hindu Nation: Community, Religion and Cultural Nationalism by Tanika Sarkar. Biblio: A Review of Books. 6(7-8): 25. Gupta, Charu. 2001. Review of Invoking the Past: The Uses of History in South Asia by Daud Ali, ed. School of Oriental and African Studies Bulletin. LXIV(1): 134-135. Gupta, Charu. 2000. Review of Love in a Different Climate: Men Who Have Sex with Men in India by Jeremy Seabrook. Race and Class. 42(1): 86-89. Edited Works Gupta, Charu. 2010. Condemnation and Commemoration: (En)Gendering Dalit Narratives of 1857. In 1857, ed. Crispin Bates. Delhi: Sage (Accepted for Publication). Gupta, Charu. 2010. Ethics or Aesthetics? Obscenity as a Category for Evaluating the Hindi Public Sphere in Colonial North India. In Literature and Nationalist Ideology: Writing Histories of Modern Indian Languages, ed. Hans Harder, 149-175. New Delhi: Social Science Press. Gupta, Charu. 2010. Commercializing Tradition: Women, Ayurveda and Healing in Colonial North India. In Asia Annual 2008: Understanding Popular Culture, ed. Kausik Bandyopadhyay, 57-78. Delhi: Manohar. Gupta, Charu. 2010. Instructions for Women. In Nationalism in the Vernacular: Hindi, Urdu, and the Literature of Indian Freedom, ed. Shobna Nijhawan, 397-406. Delhi: Permanent Black. Gupta, Charu. 2009. Redefining Obscenity and Aesthetics in Print. In The Indian Public Sphere: Readings in Media History, ed. Arvind Rajagopal, 101-120. Delhi: Oxford University Press. Gupta, Charu. 2009. Male Sexualities and Inter-Religious Romances: Fragments from Bollywood. In Business of Bollywood: The Changing Dimensions, ed. Anuradha Malshe, 85-91. Hyderabad: Icfai University Press. Gupta, Charu. 2008. Mahila Dakshata Samiti. In Encyclopedia of Women in World Histor, New York: Oxford University Press. Gupta, Charu. 2008. Dalit ‘Viranganas’ and Reinvention of 1857. In 1857: Essays from Economic and Political Weekly, 193-212. Hyderabad: Orient Longman. Gupta, Charu. 2006. Hindu Wombs, Muslim Progeny: The Numbers Game and Shifting Debates on Widow Remarriage in Uttar Pradesh, 1890s-1930s. In Reproductive Health in India: Histories, Politics, Controversies, ed. Sarah Hodges, 167-198. New Delhi: Orient Longman. Gupta, Charu. 2006. The Icon of Mother in Late Colonial North India: Bharat Mata, Matri Bhasha and Gau Mata. In Beyond Representation: Colonial and Postcolonial Constructions of Indian Identity, ed. Crispin Bates, 100-122. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. Gupta, Charu. 2006. Historical Antecedents of Politicised Hinduism. In Proceedings of the Seminar on Identity Formation, Nationhood and Women, Delhi: CWDS. Gupta, Charu. 2005. Gains. Losses and/or Potential Possibilities: Gender and Social Reforms in the United Provinces. In Exploring Gender Equations: Colonial and Post Colonial India, eds. Shakti Kak and Biswamoy Pati, 29-56. New Delhi: Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. Gupta, Charu. 2004. Blurred Boundaries: Fisherfolk and Coastal Conflicts. In Media Crossing Borders, ed. Rita Manchanda, 145-151. Nepal: South Asia Forum for Human Rights [co-author: Mukul Sharma]. Gupta, Charu. 2004. Sexuality, Identity, Censorships. In Resisting Censorship: Celebrating Freedom of Expression, 70-5, Delhi: Films for Freedom. Gupta, Charu. 2002. ‘Bazaaru’ Sahitya: Aupniveshik Uttar Bharat Mein Ashlilta Vivad [‘Market’ Literature: Obscenity Debates in Colonial North India] [in Hindi]. In Deewan-e-Sarai 01: Media Vimarsh://Hindi Janpad, eds. Ravikant and Sanjay Sharma, 30-48. Delhi: Vani Prakashan. Gupta, Charu. 1999. An Unfinished Festival. In Reliving Miranda: 1948-98, eds. Uma Chakravarti et.al. 209-213. Gupta, Charu. 1998. Janta ka Rashtravad: 1858-1919 & Janandolanon ka Vistaar, 1917-47 [People’s Nationalism & Expansions of People’s Movements] [in Hindi]. In Adhunik Bharat ka Itihaas, ed. R L Shukla, 266-293. Delhi: Hindi Nirdeshalya. RESEARCH PROJECTS Name of Project:Gendering Dalits in North India: This research examines representations of Dalit male and female bodies in late nineteenth, early twentieth century colonial north India. It also explores issues of conversions and migration, especially in relationship to Dalit women. Name of Project:Women, Sex and Healing in Colonial North India: This research studies a woman ayurvedic practitioner, sex manuals, mid-wives and Hindi medical publications and reflects on the complex relationship between women and healing. AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS: Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Delhi, 2005-09. Charles Wallace Travel Grant, UK, 2008. Rama Watamull Distinguished Indian Scholar, University of Hawaii, 2006. Social Science Research Council Fellowship, 2005. ASIA Fellow, Asian Scholarship Foundation, Thailand, 2003-04. Visiting Fellow, Wellcome Institute, History of Medicine, London, 2003. Commonwealth Scholarship, 1997-2000. Asian Print Media Writing Award, Asian Media Information and Communication Centre and Singapore Press Holdings, 1999. South Asian Visiting Scholar, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, 1996. Two month fellowship, Centre for Science and Environment, Delhi, 1993. ASSOCIATION WITH PROFESSIONAL BODIES Reviewer, Rethinking Marxism Reviewer, Journal of Women’s History OTHER ACTIVITIES: Resource Person at Refresher Courses for University and College Teachers in: (a) History, Delhi University, 1 February 2010; (b) Gender Studies (Interdisciplinary), Jamia Millia Islamia, 10 October 2009; (c) Hindi, Jamia Millia Islamia, 17 July 2009; (d) Women’s Studies, Aligarh Muslim University, 2 February 2008. Subject Consultant for History Teaching in Hindi, a project of SRTT; Higher Education Cell, CSCS; and ISERDD. Prepared an extensive report, analysing current curricular materials and 76 popular History textbooks in Hindi oriented to the syllabi of undergraduate and graduate courses in 6 major Hindi-region universities, i.e. Patna, Varanasi, Allahabad, Bhopal, Rohtak and Jaipur. Invited as Speaker in Various Talk shows on Television, like: (a) CNN-IBN: Discussion on Vande Mataram, 2009; (b) Lok Sabha Television: Discussion on Women’s Movement, 11 June 2010; Discussion on Women and Social Reforms in Colonial India, 10 September 2009. Involved with the Preparation and Writing of Course Material for the Course titled ‘History of Women and Gender Issues’ for CWDS-IGNOU M.Phil/Ph.D Programme, 2009. Writing Lessons and E-Chapters in Modern Indian History for Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Delhi, 2009. External Examiner for 6 M.Phil Dissertations on Gender and History at JNU. Participant, Refresher Course in History, conducted by the Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1995. Participant, Orientation Course, conducted by the Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education, University of Delhi, 1995. Presented various programmes and talks on Radio on Modern Indian History. Qualified UGC National Level Test for Eligibility for Lecturer, December 1989-April 1990. Topped Miranda House College in BA and MA. President, Miranda House Students Union, 1985-86. Submitted the manuscript of my book in Hindi titled ‘Hindu Aurat, Muslim Mard’ [Hindu Woman, Muslim Man] to Rajkamal, a leading Hindi publisher. Reviewed book manuscripts for leading publishers. Gupta, Charu. 2006. (Im)possible Love and Sexual Pleasure in Colonial India. Key Note Address at Phi Alpha Theta Society’s Annual Conference on Prisms of the Pasts by the Department of History, 18 March, in University of Hawaii at Manoa. Chair/Discussant of a Conference/Seminar/Workshop (last three years) Gupta, Charu. 2009. Chair and Discussant for the First Modern South Asia Workshop by South Asian Studies, 11-12 April, in Yale University, USA. Gupta, Charu. 2008. Discussant at a Conference on 1857: Revisited at the Department of History, 16-18 January, in Kurukshetra University. Gupta, Charu. 2007. Chair and Discussant for a Panel on 1857-Marginal Histories at a Conference on Remembering 1857, 13-14 December, in Jamia Milia University, New Delhi. Gupta, Charu. 2007. Chair for a Panel on Visibilising Violence against Women in South Asia: A Human Rights Perspective at a Human Rights Assembly organized by Amnesty International India, 1-2 April, in IIC, Delhi. Gupta, Charu. 2006. Chair and Discussant for a Panel on Reclaiming History: A Century of North Indian Dalit Protest at the Association for Asian Studies Conference, 4-9 April, in San Francisco, USA. Gupta, Charu. 2006. Discussant for a Panel on Natural Remedies: Women and Cultural Responses to Science at the Association for Asian Studies Conference, 4-9 April, in San Francisco, USA. Gupta, Charu. 2006. Discussant for a Series of Films on Women and Partition, including ‘Silent Waters’, ‘Pinjar’ and ‘Earth’ at the Hawaii Pacific University, 3 February, in Hawaii. Select Popular Articles in Journals, Magazines, Newspapers 2010. Rozmarra ka Jeevan, Mahilaen aur Hindu Dharmik Pehchaan [Everyday Life, Women and Hindu Religious Identitiy] [in Hindi]. Sablog 2, 4, April: 15-17. 2009. And Now the Politics of Cultural Virginity. Mail Today 1 November: 8. 2009. Need for Coastal Integration in South Asia. The Hindu 22 October: 10. [co-author Mukul Sharma] 2008. Jodhaa is about Forbidden Love. Mail Today 30 March: 11. External Supervision of PhD Researchers from Abroad: 2 Warner, Catherine. Fullbright Fellow in India. University of Washington. Tetsuya, Tanaka. One Year Casual Affiliate at Delhi University. 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