Qualification: MA,  M.Phil, PhD (University of Hyderabad) 

 

Specialization: Ancient and Medieval History; Theory

 

Course Engagements:

  • BA History 3rd Semester – C-5 HIS- MJ 301 History of India (1206-1526)
  • BA History 5th Semester – C-11 HIS-DSE-1-501: Historiography
  • MA History 3rd Semester – H:201. Society and Religion of Ancient India circa 1500 BC – AD 800
  • MA History 4th Semester – H- 202. Polity and Economy of Ancient India circa 1500 BC- AD 600

Others:

  • Vice-Principal
  • Co-ordinator, Research and Development Cell 
  • Member, IQAC 
  • Member, Board of Studies Nagaland University
  • Nodal Officer to NEP (Unity College)
  • Former Dean of Students’ Welfare, PG Studies
  • Former Dean of Students’ Welfare, UG
  • Former Member, Board of UG Studies, Nagaland University
  • Former Head of Department
  • Life Member of NEIHA (North East India History Association)

Publications:

  • Co-Published with Ngullie, Adani. (2023). Debbarma, Biswajit (Ed). “Cross-cultural encounters and the making of heroes and heroines in colonial narratives.” Proceedings of Two Days ICSSR-Sponsored National Seminar on Cultures in North East India: Past and Present, 8th-9th December 2022, organized by the Department of History, Unity College. Published by Heritage Publishing House, Dimapur, Nagaland, ISBN 978-93-87837-58-4.
  • Co-Published with Ngullie, Adani. (2023) Death, Rite of Passage and Beliefs in afterlife of the Ao and the Lotha Nagas. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai, UGC CARE LIST Approved, Peer Reviewed and Referred Journal, Vol.XCVI, No: 06. ISSN: 0972-0766, pp. 81-86.
  • Peer Reviewed: Writing Naga History: Constructs and Narratives in Colonial and Postcolonial Sources, The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, No 1/Vol. 9, Year: 2021, ISSN: 2319-9970, Published by: Unity College, Dimapur, Nagaland.
  • Peer Reviewed: “Negotiating changing character of India’s Northeast: From Narrative to Concept” (pp 1-10) in Ao, Lanukumla (Ed). (2021). Historical Development in Northeast India: Trends and Perspectives. New Delhi: Research India Press.
  • Peer Reviewed: “Colonial and Postcolonial imagery of the Early Nagas: Text, Context and the Discourse of Difference” (pp 196-198) in Ao, Lanukumla (Ed). (2021). Northeast India: Readings in Cultural Life. New Delhi: Research India Press.
  • Peer Reviewed: Worldviews and Differences: The Marriage of Ethnography and History, The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, No 1/Vol. 5, Year: 2016, ISSN: 2319-9970, Published by: Unity College, Dimapur, Nagaland.
  • Book Chapter: The Conquest of the Naga Lands: The Making of a Strange History in Locality, History, Memory: The Making of the Citizen in South Asia, Eds Rila Mukherjee and M. N. Rajesh, Feb 2009 Isbn13: 978-1-4438-0188-1, Isbn: 1-4438-0188-7 Publisher(s): Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK.
  • Book Chapter:  The ‘Savage Other’ in Naga Historiography: Condition and Paradigm in Theory & Practice of Ethnography: Readings from the Periphery, Eds Eswarappa Kasi and Ramesh C. Malik, 2009, ISBN 81-316-0306-7, Publisher(s): Rawat Publications, India.

 

Lectures and Presentations:

  • October 12, 2023: Lecture in a Seminar on “Historiographical Traditions in Northeast India” Organised by the Department of History, St. John College, Dimapur.
  • December 8, 2022: Joint presentation with Ngullie, Adani. “Cross-cultural encounters and the making of heroes and heroines in colonial narratives” Two Day ICSSR-Sponsored National Seminar, 8th-9th December 2022, organized by the Department of History, Unity College.
  • July 21, 2021: Webinar Lecture as Resource Person on “Reflections on Naga Historiography” organized and hosted by the Department of History, St. Joseph University, Ikishe, Nagaland.
  • October 19, 2020: Webinar Lecture as Resource Person on “Orality: Memories from an Onomastic Perspective”, at DOT Talk Lecture Series, organized by Tetso College, Sovima, Nagaland. 
  • July 24-25, 2020: Joint presentation (with Longchar, Lanukumla Don Bosco College Kohima) “Onomastics and Memory: Revitalising Naga Orality” in a Two Day Multidisciplinary International Webinar on “Social formation and cultural developments of northeast India and the neighbouring regions,” organized by Don Bosco College Kohima in association with Kohima Educational Trust & NIELIT.
  • November 2, 2019: Presentation “Colonial and Postcolonial Imagery of the Early Nagas: Text Context and Discourse of Difference”, at a Two Day National seminar on ‘Culture Paradigm-The Pluralistic North East India: Appreciating the diverse culture of North-East India’, organised by Research Cell and IQAC Don Bosco College, Kohima at Hall-8, DBCK on November 1&2.
  • November 16, 2018: Presentation “Negotiating changing characters of India’s North East: From Narrative to Concept” at Two Day National Conference Organized by Department of History, Don Bosco College, Kohima, Nagaland on the theme Historical Development in North East India: Trends and Perspectives Sponsored by: ICSSR, New Delhi.
  • June 28, 2017: Resource Person “Scope and Values of History: Perspectives from Nagaland” Seminar hosted by Department of History Pranabananda Women’s College, Dimapur.
  • September 7-8, 2015: Presentation “Worldviews and Differences: The Marriage of Ethnography and History” at National Conference Organized by Department of History, Unity College,Dimapur, Nagaland on the theme Reviewing India’s North East: Ethnicity, Environment and Culture; Sponsored by: UGC; Collaborating Partner: NEZCC, Dimapur.
  • February 19, 2014: Lecture at North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) ‘Living Traditions of Nagaland’ at a Workshop on ‘Our Cultural Diversity’, Organized by Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (Under Ministry of Culture, Government of India).
  • October 4, 2013: Presentation: National Seminar on India’s Look-East Policy and response of the North-Eastern States, Title: India’s North-East: Historicizing a fluid non-state space. Organized by Department of Political Science, St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama, Nagaland.
  • October 18, 2010. Presentation: International Conference, “The state in South Asia” (October 18-21, 2010). Organised by the Department of History, University of Hyderabad; Title: “India’s North-east: Reviewing a colonial past.” 
  • July 4, 2007. Presentation: International Conference on ‘Ethnographic Discourse of the other’ during 3-5th July 2007. Organised by the Department of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad; Title: “The ‘Savage Other’ in Naga Historiography: Condition and Paradigm.”
  • February 16, 2004. Joint Presentation with Kenye, Kelikha: Symposium (National Seminar) for North East studies, hosted by the Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad, under the ‘University with Potential for Excellence’ (U.P.E.); Title: “Reconsidering Naga historiography.”

 

Fellowships/Grants/Projects:

  • 2012- 2013: Project Assistant, Supervisor, Dr. M. N. Rajesh, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Hyderabad, Title: “Forts of Andhradesa: A literary and Cartographic Survey.”
  • 2012: Project Assistant, Supervisor Dr.Vasanthi Srinivasan, Reader, Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad, Title: “Privacy Policies in the Corporate Sector.”
  • 2006-2010: U.G.C. (University Grants Commission) Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for Ph.D. Thesis titled, “The Making of a History: Experiences from Naga Historiography” Department of History, University of Hyderabad.
  • 2004-2005: I.C.H.R. (Indian Council of Historical Research), MPhil Dissertation Grant “Perceiving the Savage in Historiography on Nagas” Department of History, University of Hyderabad.

 

Faculty Induction Program (Orientation)/Refresher Courses:

  • August 25 – September 07, 2021: MHRD sponsored Two Week Online Refresher Course in History (“Society and culture in India: Changing historical  trends and their challenge”), organized by Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi.
  • December 10, 2020 – January 08, 2021: MHRD sponsored a 4-Week Faculty Induction/Orientation Programme for “Faculty in Universities/Colleges/Institutes of Higher Education”, organized by Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi.

 

Faculty Development programs (FDPs):

  • August 25 – September 07, 2021: MHRD sponsored a Two Week Online Refresher Course in History (“Society and culture in India: Changing historical trends and their challeneges”), organized by Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi.
  • December 10, 2020 – January 08, 2021 MHRD sponsored a 4-Week Faculty Induction/Orientation Programme for “Faculty in Universities/Colleges/Institutes of Higher Education,” organized by Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi.
  • August 19 – August 20, 2020: Two-Day International Faculty Development Programme on ‘High Impact Teaching Skills and Mind Mapping for Better Teaching,’ organized by the International Centre for Business Studies, Department of Commerce – Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal. 
  • June 08 – June 14, 2020: MHRD sponsored a One Week Faculty Development Programme on “Open Source Tools for Research,” organized by Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi.
  • May 27 – May 31, 2020: Five day workshop on Epigraphy and Architecture Methods of Reconstructing History. Organised by Annamalai University, Directorate of Distance Education, Tamil Nadu.
  • May 25 – June 05, 2020: MHRD sponsored a Two Week Online Workshop on “Comprehensive e-Learning to e-Training guide for Administrative Work,” organized by Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi. 
  • May 11 – May 13, 2020: UGC-HRDC sponsored a three day online workshop “Online Course Design, Development and Delivery”, organized by Human Resource Development Centre , University of Hyderabad.
  • May 9th 2020:  “One day Online Faculty Development Program on Challenges in Building Collaborations in Research and Innovation” organized by M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute.
  • 20th April 2020, “Webinar Workshop on Referencing and Citation,” organized by IQAC, Ram lal Anand College, University of Delhi in collaboration with IQAC, Sri Aurobindo College; Hosted by Dr. Namita Rajput; Resource Person – Dr Prerna V Malhotra.

 

Others:

December 8-9, 2022: Co-convenor of Two Day ICSSR-Sponsored National Seminar on Cultures in North East India: Past and Present, organized by the Department of History, Unity College.