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Ravindran Gopinath
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Ravindran Gopinath is a Historian of Modern India, presently teaching and supervising in the Department of History and Culture in Jamia Milia and Islamia. He has special research interest in the economic, demographic and agricultural changes in the Modern Indian History. He has been a recipient of several honorary awards like H.K Barpujari Award by Indian History Congress for his book ‘Agrarian Regimes and Demographic Change: Fertility Change in Southern India,’ 1881-1981. He has also written extensively on South Indian Fertility. Gopinath has also been an academic visitor to London School of Economics and Political Science for the period- 2001-2003. He has also worked as a Honorary Director of Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict. Academic Record B.A. (Hons.) History St Stephen’s College, Delhi University 1982 II class M.A. History CHS/ JNU 1984 I class M.Phil CHS/ JNU 1987 I class Ph.D. CHS/ JNU 1999 Post Doc Dept of Social Policy, LSE. London 2001-2003 Employment History Lecturer in History, St Stephen’s College, Delhi University, Delhi, 1987 Lecturer in History, Jamia Millia Islamia, December 1987 to 1996 Reader in History, Jamia Millia Islamia, December 1996 to 2004 Academic Visitor, Dept of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2000 to 2002 (on leave from Jamia) Professor , Department of History, Jamia Millia Islamia, since 2004 Administrative Experience Honorary Director, Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, 2004 Coordinator, UGC, Department Research Support under Special Assistance Programme; since 2007 Head, Department of History and Culture, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-from 2009 Research and Publication: (1) "Aspects of Demographic Change and the Agrarian Economy of Colonial Malabar", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXII, No.5, 31 January 1987 (2) “Gardens and Paddy Fields: Historical Implications Agricultural Production Regimes in Colonial Malabar” in Hasan and Gupta(ed.) India’s Colonial Encounter, Delhi, 1993. (3) Study lesson entitled, `De-industrialization in Colonial India' for the Indira Gandhi Open University; Course- EHI 05 (4) Study lesson entitled, `Social Reforms in 19th century India' for the Indira Gandhi Open University; EHI 05 (5) `The Changing Late Precolonial Political Economy of Malabar', Social Science Probings, Special Issue, March 1994- December 1995 (6) `Understanding pre-transitional fertility in colonial Malabar’ Indian Social and Economic History Review, 35, 1, 1998 (7) Study lesson entitled `European historical demography’ for the Indira Gandhi Open University, 1998 (8) Willliam Logan: The historical context and historiographical significance of a colonial scholar administrator”, Introduction to reprint of William Logan, Malabar, Kerala Gazetteers Department, Thiruvanthapuram, 2000(9) Ravindran Gopinath, et. al., Beyond The Ban: A Census of Shahtoosh Workers in Jammu and Kashmir, WTI and IFAW, Delhi, 2003 (10) “South Indian Fertility in Past Times” in Christophe Guilmoto and S.Irudaya Rajan, eds., Fertility Trends in South India, Sage, Delhi, 2004 (11) Ravindran Gopinath, Clio’s Neglected Daughter: A critical survey of historical demography with reference to India, SAP-History Monograph 1, New Delhi, 2005 (12) M.A. Unit for Indira Gandhi Open University entitled, “Demographic Change in Modern India, 1871-1981” (13) M.A. Unit for Indira Gandhi Open University entitled, “Dilemmas of Development- Demographic change” (14) “ Inheritance, Property Control and Marriage ain Colonial South West India: The case of matrilineal Nairs” in Ochiai Emiko (Ed.) The Logic of Female Succession: Rethinking Patriarchy and Patrilineality in Global and Historical Perspective, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, 2003 (15) “South Indian Fertility in Past Times: The Colonial Period” in Christophe Guilmoto and Irudaya Rajan (Eds.) Fertility Transition in South India, Sage, Delhi, 2005 (16) “Long Term Demographic Trends in Southern India” in Rajiv Balakrishnan,( Ed.) Demographic Transition In South Asia : Contours Contexts, Constraints And Consequences. (Delhi, 2010) (17) “Agrarian Regimes and Demographic Change: Fertility Change in Southern India, 1881-1981, Orient Blackswan, Delhi, 2010 (18) “The British Imperium and Agriculture” in K.N. Panikkar (Ed.), Perspectives on Modern Indian History, Popular Prakashan, Bombay, 2010 Conference Presentations: 1. Presented a paper on the Agrarian History in South India, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford, May 1997 2. Presented a paper on Demographic Change and Fertility in Malabar, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford, May 1997 3. Presented a paper entitled, “ Historical demography of colonial southern India”, School of Oriental and Asian Studies, 24 August 2002, London 4. Presented a paper entitled, “Inheritance, Property Control and Marriage in Colonial Southwest India: The case of matrilineal Nayars” at the International Symposium on ‘The Logic of Female Succession: Rethinking Patriarchy and Patrilineality in Global and Historical Perspective’ Kyoto, 10-13 January 2002 5. Presented a paper entitled, “The historical contexts of South Indian demographic regimes” at the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Department of Geography, Downing Place, Cambridge, 1 November, 2002 6. Presented a paper entitled, “Space and change in South Indian fertility” at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, 4 March 2003 7. Commentator at a conference on Missing Girls in India, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, October, 2003 8. Commentator at International Conference on Labour History, National Labour Institute, NOIDA, 2004 9. Presented a paper entitled, Understanding fertility change in South India, 1881-1981 at the International Conference on Indian Population in Past Times, Jamia Millia Islamia, January, 2004. 10. Presented a paper entitled, “Fertility Change, Nuptiality and Agroeconomic regimes in Southern India, 1881-1981: A district level study” at the National Conference on Women and Development, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, October 2004 11. Presented a paper entitled, “The Political Economy and History of Fertility Transition in southern India, 1881-1981”, Professor Bikram Nanda Memorial Conference on Strengthening Social Democratic Traditions in South Asia, 5-6 January 2005 12. Paper presented at IUSSP conference on Space and Time in Demography in Minneapolis, 2006. 13. Paper presented to conference on Population and Development, Asia Research Centre, LSE, London, July 2009 14. Paper presented and accepted for publication. Conference on Colonialism and Social Policy, Department of Social Policy, LSE, London, March 2010 15. Paper presented at the Civil Identity Registration at St John's College, September 2010 Awards: Awarded the Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship for the year 2000-2001 (not accepted) Academic Visitor, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2001-2003 Awarded the H.K. Barpujari National Award (2011) by the Indian History Congress for my book, Agrarian Regimes and Demographic Change: Fertility Change in Southern India, 1881-1981 being judged the best published work on Indian History in 2009 and 2010.

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