Uma Singh (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
submitted: 3/5/95 (by mail)
Dr. (Mrs.) Uma Singh
1330 Poorvanchal Complex
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Mahrauli Road
New Delhi - 110 067 INDIA
phones: 664548 (residence)
Description of work:
I am an associate professor int he South Asian Division of the Centre for
South, Central, South-East Asia and South West Pacific Studies, School of
International Studies, of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
I was invited as a visiting professor to the South Asian Institute,
Heidelberg, the then Federal Republic of Germany, in 1988, and one of the
three Indian delegates to the first SAARC History Conference in Dhaka in
I have been teaching the following M. Phil and M.A. courses of Pakistan's
foreign policy, origin and growth of the Pakistan movement (M.Phil
course) and India, Pakistan and Great Powers (M.A. course) since Oct.
1978. I have also guided a number of M.Phil (about 25 students) and Ph.D.
(5 students) students for their dissertations. One of my Ph.D. students
has worked on "All India Muslim League and the Pakistan Movement 1940-47"
another on "The British Policy and the Demand for Partition 1940-45"
(awaiting his result). Another Ph.D. student is working on a very
important and relevant subject to South Asia entitled "Women in Pakistan
My major areas of specialization are Pakistan in particular and South
Asia in general. I worked on the Pakistan Movement 1928-1940 for my Ph.D.
from the South Asian Division S.I.S., J.N.U. I have also edited a book
"Pakistan Transition to Democracy" in 1991. Apart from this, I have
contributed a number of articles on Ethnic crises in Pakistan. A case
study of Sind, India-Pakistan relations, Kashmir problem, and the
Pakistan movement (role of religion in the Pakistan Movement, 1940-47) is
the latest article.