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Dr. Tasneem Suhrawardy

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Personal Details

  1. Tasneem Suhrawardy
  2. Associate Professor
  3. Department of History
  4. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Bachelor of Arts (Hist. Hons, 1986): St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi.
  2. Master of Arts (1986), Centre For Historical Studies , JNU, New Delhi.
  3. Master of Philosophy (1992), Department of History, University of Delhi, Delhi. Title: Humour, Wit and Satire in sixteenth century Mughal India : A Study of Inter- group Relations Amongst The Mughal Ruling Elite.
  4. Doctor of Philosophy (2004), Centre For Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Title: Central Asians in Mughal India: Migration, Settlement and Impact on North Indian Culture, Circa 1500- 1800.

E-mail: tasneemsuhrawardy@gmail.com

Teaching

Current

  1. History of India 1205-1550.
  2. History of India 1550-1605.

 UG

  1. History of India 750- 1550 A.D.
  2. History of India 1550 – 1770 A.D.
  3. Social Formation and Cultural Patterns of Ancient and Medieval World.
  4. History of India from 8th to 18th century to the B.A. Programme students.
  5. Foundation Course on Indian History and Culture
  6. Cluster classes for the Delhi University students.

PG

  1. In the Co-operative Teaching Programme, I have been invited by the Department of History, Delhi University to teach postgraduate students
  2. Papers taught:
  1. 2007-9 –  Paper 3-B, History of India 1605-1707. This was taught to  final students in the Department of History, South Campus of Delhi               
  2. 2008-10 –  Part B (Medieval Islamic Societies) in Course 2. This is a compulsory paper of the MA previous Programme and I taught this paper in both North and South Campus of Department of History, Delhi University.
  • 2013-15 – Paper 14 on Central Asia : A History of the Mongols to M.A. final year students during Semester IV. It is important to mention that I played a crucial role in designing this course.

Research level

  1. In 2015 I was the external expert for evaluating the M.Phil. thesis of Ms. Richen Dolma from Centre for Historical Studies, JNU. I also was her main examiner in the viva.


Research Undertaken/Interests:

  1. Research level
    1. In 2015 I was the external expert for evaluating the M.Phil. thesis of Ms. Richen Dolma from Centre for Historical Studies, JNU. I also was her main examiner in the viva.
    2. I am also a part of UGC sponsored project, E- Pathsala to write online MA courses in History. I have been assigned three topics in Medieval Indian history. These are as follows:-
  2. Accommodation, Adjustments and Adaptations: Beliefs, Practices and Rituals.
  3. Scientific, Technological and Intellectual Developments.
  4. Society and culture in the first half of the 18th: Perspectives and Challenges.
  5. In the University, I have been very actively involved with the revision of the History syllabus and in the evaluation of the University examination scripts. In the recent past I have been actively involved in designing the course structure of the Medieval Indian History papers in the new FYUP programme.
  1. From 2009-11, I was the Head Examiner and Paper setter of Paper VI (History of India 1550-1750) in the Undergraduate programme.
  2. In 2015, I was reappointed as the convenor of committee for setting the question paper and organizing the evaluation of the paper History of India 1605- 1750 and History of India 1550- 1600. I have also evaluated the MA examination scripts.
  3. In 2014, I also evaluated the MA entrance examination scripts.
  4. In 2008, I have also been appointed by the University as a moderator to moderate the question papers of undergraduate examinations.
  5. I was also the coordinator of the Committee to devise the syllabus of the two Mughal India papers under the CBCS system.
  6. In college I have been the staff adviser of various student bodies like the History Society, Heritage Cell, B.A. Pass Society, Planning Forum and Leadership Cell. I have conducted interviews and entrance examination for admission of students both in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in College.
  7. Currently, I am the Coordinator of of the IQAC Committee of the College.

Publications:

  1. Wrote the Book review of Shireen Moosvi’s book, Episodes in the Life of Akbar: Contemporary Records and Reminiscences. It was published in IESHR, 1997.
  2. In 2012, I wrote a section on the history of Indian Business, entitled, Silk, Spices and the Sea, 5000 years of Indian Business for the book on India the Spirit of Enterprise published by Roli Books, Delhi published in 2012.
  3. Primus publication has shown interest in publishing my thesis.
  4. Recently, my paper entitled, Central Asian Influence on the Mughal State: A Study of Offices and Ranks, has been accepted for publication in the Journal Medieval India Miscellany. This journal is being published by Primus Publications on behalf of Centre of Advanced Study, Department of History, Aligarh Muslim University. I have received the acceptance letter for publication.
  5. Another paper of mine entitled, Social Cultural Impact of the Migrants from Central Asia to Mughal State, will soon be published in a book which will be published Aligarh Muslim University.

Awards received.

Award:         In September 2009 was recognized as a ‘Distinguished Teacher’ in the                  Department of History, University of Delhi.

Fellowship:     University Grants Commission (Junior Research Fellowship, (1989- 1991)

Languages:  Certificate course in Arabic Language, Department of Arabic, University of  Delhi, (1992- 93).

                        Diploma Course in Persian Language, Iran Cultural House, New Delhi (1995-96).

Conferences, Seminars attended.

  1.  From 2000, I have been often invited by the Lal Bahadur Sastri Academy, Mussorie to conduct the History Lectures for the Officer trainees in the Group A and Group B services.
  2. In March 1999, participated in the UGC sponsored 31st Academic Staff Orientation Programme organized by the University of Calcutta.
  3. In October 1999, attended a Refresher course in History organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University.
  4. In April 2000, visited Brown University, Rhode Island, USA as a part of exchange programme between St. Stephen’s College and Brown University.
  5. In October 2000 played a key role in organizing a UGC sponsored two day seminar on Human Rights at St. Stephen’s College.
  6. In January 2006 attended a Refresher Course in Women’s Studies organized by CPDHE, University of Delhi. Here I presented a paper on Women in Mughal Household .
  7. In November 2006 attended a workshop on Akbar organized by University of Allahabad.
  1. Presented a paper in National Seminar on Ideas, Traditions and Cultural Values in Medieval India on 24th February, 2016. The seminar was organized by Centre of Advanced Study, Department of History, Aligarh Muslim University. The title of my paper was, Social Cultural Impact of the Migrants from Central Asia to Mughal State. Soon the papers presented in this conference will be compiled in a book.

Invited talks, lectures and workshops conducted.

  1. Presented a paper in Teen Murti on ‘Role of Humour, Wit and Satire in studying Medieval Indian society’.
  2. In 2011, I along with another colleague of mine Dr. Mahesh Gopalan conducted a two day workshop on leadership and History at the Institute of Leadership, Jaipur. This workshop was interesting and challenging as it was conducted for non history people particularly those from the cooperate world. Here we took examples of leadership from medieval period like Alauddin Khalji, Muhammad bin Tughlaq and Akbar. We analysed them as leaders through primary literature like Ziauddin Barani, Abul Fazl, paintings and popular literature.
  3. Paper presentation on Monuments of Delhi at Archaeological Survey of Indian in collaboration with INTACH and Macmillan.
  4. I was the third panelist in a panel discussion on New Approaches in Early Modern South Asian History, held on 16th October 2014 organised by Department of History, St. Stephen’s College.
CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE
SOCIETIES
The self-motivated and ceaseless activities of over two dozen clubs and societies constitute a very important part of College life and offer a large variety of avenues for self expression. For each subject there is a Society that sponsors extra-curricular lectures and discussion and, in general, tries to stimulate interest in the subject. There are many other academic and cultural society and clubs covering wide range of activities, such as debating, dramatics, mountaineering, film and music appreciation, social service, photography and electronics.
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INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL (IQAC)
CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE
SOCIETIES
The self-motivated and ceaseless activities of over two dozen clubs and societies constitute a very important part of College life and offer a large variety of avenues for self expression. For each subject there is a Society that sponsors extra-curricular lectures and discussion and, in general, tries to stimulate interest in the subject. There are many other academic and cultural society and clubs covering wide range of activities, such as debating, dramatics, mountaineering, film and music appreciation, social service, photography and electronics.
E-CORNER
INSTITUTIONAL SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Please complete all application procedures for Undergraduate Courses
on/before 17TH JUNE, 2016
[Click anywhere to close]
All technical related queries can be sent to
it@ststephens.edu
INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL (IQAC)