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Dr. Mayank Kumar

Associate Professor

Dr. Mayank Kumar is Associate Professor of History at School of Social Sciences. He has more than 25 years of teaching experience. His research interests pertain to exploration of human-nature relationships in the early-modern times. Dr. Kumar completed his M. Phil by examining Hindi Literature of 16th and 17th Century to point out the complex intricacies of caste system; a unique character of Indian societies. Later he argued as his Doctoral thesis, at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, that the ecology is defined and redefined by a mutual and continuous interface amid the complex webs of interactions among the physical, religious, socio-cultural, and politico-economic settings.

Along with several articles published in reputed journals, Dr. Kumar has a monograph, Monsoon Ecologies: Irrigation, Agriculture and Settlement Patterns in Rajasthan during the Pre-Colonial Period, Manohar, New Delhi-2013 to his credit. He has also co-edited couple of volumes on History of Rajasthan.

He was associated with Decision Centre for Desert City, Arizona State University as Fulbright fellow to work on ‘Climate change and Water Issues’ through an inter-disciplinary approach. He was a fellow at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi to examine the issues associated with Social Stratification and the politics of natural Resources Management before availing UGC National Research to explore Humans and Natural World: A Study in the Social Perceptions, Interactions and Responses in the 17th and 18th Century Rajasthan. He is visiting faculty at Department of Environmental Studies, Delhi University, Delhi and Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

He has been member of Department Research Committee, Department of History, Delhi University, 2017-2019; a Member of Board of Research Studies, School of Tourism and Hospitality Services Management (SOTHSM), IGNOU, Delhi, 2017-2019, a Member, Book Committee, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, 2016-19. He was member of Committee of Courses and Studies for Undergraduate Students (Excluding Honours), Department of History, Delhi University, Delhi.


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Official Address:
Associate Professor Room No. 140. F Block School of Social Sciences,
  Maidan Garhi  New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  9868538294 91-11-29572740
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[Updated on 11-Jul-2024]