Aloka Parasher-Sen (University of Hyderabad)
submitted: Fri, 4 Oct 1996 09:43:52 -0500
Dr. (Mrs.) Aloka Parasher-Sen
Department of History
School of Social Sciences
University of Hyderabad
P.O. Central University
Hyderabad-500 046, INDIA
A-29 Faculty Quarters
University of Hyderabad Campus
P.O. Central University
Hyderabad - 500 046
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA
Phones: 91-40-258500 to 258512, ext. 3150
Description of work:
TEACHING : Post-graduate courses in Ancient Societies and Civilizations,
Early History of the Deccan and South India, Religion and Society in
Ancient India, Social and Economic History of Early Medieval India,
Marginality and Privelege in Early India, Social History of the Deccan
with particular emphasis on the History of Ancient Andhra.
RESEARCH: Title of Doctoral Thesis "A Study of Attitudes Towards Mlecchas
and Other Outsiders in Early India upto 600 AD," University of London,
1978. Now published as 'Mlecchas in Early India' by Munshiram Manoharlal
Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 1991.
Career Award in Social Sciences and Humanities, UGC, New Delhi, 1988-1991
on preperation of "A Social and Economic History of Early Deccan - Some
Interpretations" Published by Manohar Books, New Delhi, 1993.
Current Research interests and writing on Subordinate and Marginal Groups
in Indian History up to 1500 A.D. Published a small monograph on the
subject 'Absences in History -- Towards Recovering the History of the
Marginal in Early India', Symposia Paper 3, Indian History Congress
Publication, New Delhi, 1992.
Research interest in writing on Women in early India. Published articles
on Temple Girls and issues of understanding Feminity in the Hindu
Tradition. Also written on the Archaeology of the Deccan especially
focusing on how archaeology helps in the writing on the History of Small
Localities. Published articles on the nature of regional history and the
challenges that it poses for writing the history of a modern nation state
-- all this in the context of understanding the Early history of the
Students working under my guidance for their Doctoral Degrees have
completed work on Building Technology in the context of the History of
Andhradesa up to the 14th century and on Social Stratification and Rural
Settlements in South Western Deccan.
I am nominated to the INDIAN COUNCIL OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH, NEW DELHI by
the Government of India for the period 1994-97.