Department of History
The Masters programme in History covers major social, economic, political, ideological and cultural developments in world history with special emphasis on historical and historiographical developments in the field of Indian history from antiquity to the recent present. The Department offers students the choice of specializing in Ancient, Medieval and Modern Indian History.
The Department’s current research interests include social, economic and cultural history, disciplinary history of archaeology, the interface between landscape archaeology and anthropology, medieval state and ecclesiastical institutions, the nationalist movement in India, peasant and tribal societies and movements, the process of sectarian and majoritarian identity formation, memory-history-community, oral and performative narratives and their relationships to constructions of particularistic pasts, the interaction between institutions of governance and newer forms of knowledge, with particular reference to the development of humanistic disciplines and of archaeology and museumology.
It is possible that some or all the teaching with respect to this Department may take place in the North Campus.
Professor: Dr. Mahesh Rangarajan (Environmental History and Contemporary History of India)