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Dr. Mahesh Gopalan

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 Personal Details

Name: Mahesh Gopalan
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department affiliation: Department of History
Education: MA, M.Phil, Ph.D (JNU, Delhi)
Contact Details: 

Teaching
Current: History of India c. 1200-1700; History of Modern Europe 1789-1939 – I and History of India (c 1200-1500)
UG: Undergraduate courses taught: History of India till A.D. 750 History of India up to c A.D. 750-1500 History of India up to c. A.D. 1550-1750’s History of India (c 1200-1500) History of India (c. 1604-1740’s) History of Modern Europe 1789-1939 History of Modern Europe 1789-1939 – I History of Modern Europe 1789-1939 – II History of the United States of America till 1945 History of the United States of America till 1945 – I History of the United States of America till 1945 – II History of India from the 8th to the 18th c A.D History of India c. 1200-1700 Cultures of India Cultural Transformations in Early Modern Europe Cultural Transformations in Early Modern Europe – I Cultural Transformations in Early Modern Europe – II Indian Art Environmental Issues in India Integrating the Mind Body and Heart
PG: Not Applicable
Research level: Not Applicable

 Administrative Experience:
2015-2016
Faculty Representative, Student Faculty Committee, Department of History, St. Stephen‟s College, 2010-11)
2014
Deputy Superintendent, Delhi University Examinations, St. Stephen‟s College, November-December 2014
2013
Course Faculty Coordinator, Engaging with Unequal India, St. Stephen‟s College (Since 2011)
2013
Undergraduate and Post Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of History, St. Stephen‟s College, University of Delhi. 2010-2011
Faculty Representative, Student Faculty Committee, Department of History, St. Stephen‟s College, University of Delhi.
2008
Undergraduate and Post Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of History, St. Stephen‟s College, University of Delhi 2005- 2007 Block Tutor (Hostel Warden) Mukherjee West Block, St. Stephen‟s College, University of Delhi

 Research Undertaken/Interests (projects)
2014 “Overseeing and Regulating Urban Growth in 18th century Madras: The English East India Company and the Protestant Church in Madras” May 2014 July 2014 £ 1400/- (Rs.1, 40,000), awarded by the Charles Wallace India Trust

Publications:
Books:
Pettigrew, William and Gopalan, Mahesh (eds.), 2016, The East India Company, 1609-1857: Essays on Anglo-Indian Connection, Routledge, New York
Articles/chapters in Edited Books 2016: ’Maritime Society in an Early Modern Port City: Negotiating Family, Religion and the English Company in Madras’ in Pettigrew, William and Mahesh Gopalan, (eds.), The East India Company, 1609-1857: Essays on Anglo-Indian Connection, Routledge, New York 2008: ‘War, Movement and Resettlement: The Paravas and the Jesuits in the Seventeenth Century’, in Edward Alpers and H. P. Ray (ed.) Cross Currents and Community Networks: The History of the Indian Ocean World, Oxford University Press, Delhi 2008 ‘The Jesuits in the southern Coromandel: In the late sixteenth century and early seventeenth century’ in Yogesh Sharma and Jose Fereira (ed.) The Portuguese in Coastal India in the 16th and 17th centuries, Viva Books, New Delhi. 2008: ‘The Changing Character of the Mission: Francis Xavier, Nobili and the Parava Fishing Community’in Dr. Mata, Carlos and Dr. Kala Acharya (eds.) St. Francis Xavier: His Times and Legacy, Somayia Institute Publications, Mumbai.

Articles in Journals

Articles in newsletters and book reviews:

2012 Three Ways to be Alien: Travails and Encounters in the Early Modern World by Sanjay Subrahmanyam Review, in Book Review, Volume XXXVI No. 2 February, 2012, pp. 11-12 2002 TANAP Diary, IIAS Newsletter 27, Spring 2002 e) Online

Membership of learned bodies.
Indian History Congress (since 2001)
European Association for South Asian Studies (2006-07)
Ecclesiastical History Society (2016-17) 7. Awards received.

Conferences, Seminars attended.

2016
‘Reorienting the Gaze: The Protestant church and the English East India Company in early Eighteenth Century Madras’, paper presented in Ecclesiastical History Society, 55th Summer Conference, University of Edinburgh, 26–28 July 2016
2015
‘Negotiating Trade, Religion and Politics in the Southern Coromandel: The Protestant Missionary Enterprise in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries’, paper presented in a workshop, ‘Sharpening the Edges: instating state and power in Indian Ocean history. An agenda for critical research and teaching, organized by the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden, Netherlands, in collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Department of History, Princeton University, Leiden, 17th August, 2015.
2015
‘Making Sense of the Company State: European and Indo-European Society in seventeenth century Madras’ paper presented in a seminar ‘Anglo-Indian Corporate Connexion from the Seventeenth Century’ at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, organized in collaboration with the Political Economies of International Commerce, University of Kent on January 15, 2015
2012
‘Continuity and Change in the southern Coromandel: Protestant Missionary activity in the early eighteenth century’ paper presented in a national seminar on ‘Revisiting the eighteenth century in Indian History’ organized by the UGC-DRS programme of the Department of History & Culture, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, March 22nd and 23rd, 2012
2011
‘The Protestant Catholic relations in the Southern Coromandel and the Fisheries Coast in the mid seventeenth century’ paper presented in a international conference on Christianity in History: Encounters, Engagements and Experiences in India and South Asia, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, February 2011(International Conference)
2011
‘Francis Xavier and the Jesuit Mission: The Fisheries Coast and South East Asia’. Paper presented in a conference on ‘Saint Francis Xavier, a Universal Navarrese and the Jesuit Missionary Enterprise: Elements, Conflicts and Assimilations of
two cultures’ Organised by the University of Navarra and the University of Delhi, Goa, December 2011. (International Conference)
2007
‘The Changing Character of the Mission: Francis Xavier, Nobili and the Parava Fishing Community.’ Paper presented in an international conference on the fifth centenary of Francis Xavier titled CENTENARIO DE SAN FRANCISCO JAVIER Congreso internacional sobre San Francisco Javier y su tiempo (Goa, 22-25 enero 2007) Bridging Europe with Asia: Francis Xavier. Fifth Centenary. Organised by the University of Navarra and the University of Delhi. (International Conference)
2007
‘Imaging the English Society at Fort St. George in the mid-seventeenth century’ Paper presented in a conference on Coastal Histories: The Interface between Maritime Societies and the Environment organised by the DSA program, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, January 2007.
2006
‘Debating ‘Syncretism’: The Jesuit interaction with the Parava fishing community in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Paper presented in the 19th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, Hosted by the IIAS, University of Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands, June 2006. (International Conference)
2004
The Jesuits in the southern Coromandel: In the late sixteenth century and early seventeenth century. Paper presented in a workshop on ‘The Portuguese in Coastal India in the 16th and 17th centuries’, organised by the DSA program, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, June 9th and 10th 2004.
2003
‘A Protestant-Catholic Encounter: In the Southern Coromandel During the Seventeenth century’ Paper presented in the 64th Session of the Indian History Congress, Mysore, December 28-30, 2003
2001
‘Understanding the Other: Rev. Philip Baldaeus and the Dutch Reformed Church in Jaffna, Mannar and the Fisheries Coast.’ Paper presented in a conference titled ‘Indo Dutch Histories’ Conference organised by the Royal Netherlands Embassy with the Tamil Nadu Archives and the Indian Council for Historical
Research, Chennai, December 4-6, 2001. (International Conference)

Invited talks, lectures and workshops conducted.

2015
Special Lecture on ‘Democracy and regionalism, lack of reforms, Majoritarianism and Hindu Nationalism’ to undergraduate students from SOKA University, Tokyo at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi on 9th March 2015
2015
Special Lecture on ‘Post-colonial triumphalism and post-colonial state’ to undergraduate students from SOKA University, Tokyo at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi on 10th March 2015
2014
Special Lecture on Indian History, Culture and Religion in Indian History, to Students from Stanford Business School, Stanford, USA on December 20th, 2014
2014
Special Lecture on ‘Post-colonial triumphalism and post-colonial state’ to undergraduate students from SOKA University, Tokyo at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi on 20th March 2014
2014
Special Lecture on ‘Democracy and regionalism, lack of reforms, Majoritarianism and Hindu Nationalism’ to undergraduate students from SOKA University, Tokyo at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi on 5th March 2014
2012
‘Establishing a Protestant missionary enterprise in early eighteenth century Madras: Strategies, Debates, Dilemmas’ – a lecture, delivered at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi on 28.02.2012
2012
Special Lecture on ‘ History and Culture’ in a program titled ‘the Discovery of India’ to employees of Alue Group, Japan at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, April 20th -2nd May, 2012
2011
Special Lecture on ‘Indian history and Culture’ to undergraduate students from SOKA University, Tokyo at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, 2011

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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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)