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Mukul Kesavan
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A historian first, Mukul Kesavan is also a writer, journalist and a script writer. He presently is an Associate Professor of Department of History and Culture at Jamia Milia Islamia. With his historical sense, he writes like a novelist with a humorous touch. He has written on various genres of contemporary aspects, mixing the traits of a historian with a novelist.Writing humorously and critically on Indian cinema and Indian men in the book titled ‘The Ugliness of the Indian Male and other Propositions’ he states ‘leading men in Hindi films were ugly because they were Indian men and Indian men were measurably uglier than Indian women… I know now that Indian men aren’t born ugly: they achieve ugliness through practice… despite the way they look, they’re always paired off with good-looking women.’ He has also written an article on the Islamicate roots of Indian Cinema- ‘Urdu, Awadh and the Tawaif’.He has written a rhetorical book ‘Men in white: A book of Cricket’ that delves into the personalities of cricketers. He has translated several primary sources to English, from German, French and English. Kesavan has also acted as an anchor and presenter in ESPN/STAR of a TV show that dealt woth reviewing books on cricket.He has been a part of a documentary movie as a scriptwriter of Pradakshina, that dealt with ecology and culture of the Ganga. It was directed by Sanjay Kak and telecast in 1987. He also wrote a book related to the same ‘Slowly Down the Ganga’ (with Sanjeev Saith),His Full Profile:Educational Qualification-M. Litt. - University of CambridgeM.A., M. Phil. In History, University of DelhiB.A. (Hons.)- St. Stephen’s College, University of DelhiScholarships AwardedCharles Wallace Fellowship, - 1996 (Writer-in-Residence, University of Kent in Canterbury).Junior Research Fellow, 1987-90, Nehru Memorial Museum and LibraryInlaks Scholarship, 1980-82Teaching ExperienceAssociate Professor, Dept. of History, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. 1990 to now.Research Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi 1987-1990Lecturer, Dept. of History, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi 1986-1987Lecturer, Dept. of History, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 1983-1986Published WorkBooksThe Ugliness of the Indian Male and other Propositions, Black Kite, 2008 DelhiMen in White: A Book of Cricket, Penguin India, Delhi, 2007Secular Common Sense, Penguin India, Delhi 2001Looking Through Glass, Chatto & Windus, LondonFarrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, Ravi Dayal, Delhi- 1995Translations: German, Heyne, 1995;Dutch, Prometheus, 1995;French, Picquier, 1999Slowly Down the Ganga (with Sanjeev Saith), Roli, New Delhi 1989ESSAYs-“Nowhere to Call Home,’, AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India, New Delhi: Random House, 2008.‘India’s Embattled Secularism;’ The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 2003, Volume XXVII‘Urdu, Awadh and the Tawaif: the Islamicate Roots of Hindi Cinema,’In forging Identities: Gender, Communities and the State, edited by Zoya Hasan.New Delhi: Kali for Women, 1994‘An Undergraduate History of Hindi Cinema’ in Tomorrow’s India, edited by B.G. Verghese, New Delhi: Penguin 2006‘Invoking a Majority: The Congress & the Muslims of the United Provinces, 1945-47’ in Self-Images, Identity and Nationality, edited by P.C. ChatterjiSeveral mimeographed articles in the Occasional Papers series of the Nehru Memorial Museum & LibraryJournals and Films:Co-Editor, Civil Lines, Volumes 1 to 6. (Civil Lines is a literary journal each volume of which is published as a book.)Columnist, The Times of India, The Telegraph, Kolkata. Miscellaneous articles and reviews in The Hindu, The Guardian, BookForum The Times Literary Supplement, Outlook, Wisden Cricket Asia, The Wisden Cricketer.Scriptwriter, Pradakshina, a documentary serial in seven parts on the course, ecology and culture of the Ganga, directed by Sanjay Kak and telecast in 1987.Anchor and presenter: Through the Covers: a television show devoted to reviewing books on cricket. ESPN/Star 2009

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