- Aditya Pratap Deo
- Associate Professor
- Department of History
- EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
- B. A. (Honours) in History from St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi.
- M. A. and M. Phil. in History from Delhi University.
- Ph. D. in History from Emory University, Atlanta, USA.
He works on the History of Modern South Asia, especially that of Tribal Peoples and Princely States, Cultural Anthropology, Anthropological History and Philosophy of History.
Among others, his publications include:
2014: ‘Of Kings and Gods: The Archive of Sovereignty in a Princely State’ in Gyanendra Pandey (ed.) Unarchived Histories, New York: Routledge
2009: Introduction, ‘Reflections on the History of Chhattisgarh’ in Hiltrud Rustau and Katja Eichner (eds.) Schatzkammer Indiens Chhattisgarh, Berlin: Trafo
Nov. 2007: Written articles titled ‘Rajkumar College’, ‘Princely States of Chhattisgarh’, ‘Palaces of Chhattisgarh’ and ‘Cult of the Anga Dev’ in Eicher Guide Books Chhattisgarh and Bastar, Delhi: Eicher
Among others, he has presented papers at:
Oct. 2012: Annual South Asia Conference, Madison, WI, USA, titled ‘Of Spirits/States: Gond Pasts in Southern Chhattisgarh’
Sept. 2012: Presented paper titled ‘Of Kings and Gods: An Archive of Sovereignty in Princely Kanker, Central India’ in a Workshop on ‘Un-Archived Histories’, Emory University
Oct. 2011: Presented a paper at the Annual South Asia Conference, Madison, WI, USA, titled ‘The Invisible Realm: Spirits, Kings and Archives in the Colonial Feudatory State of Kanker, Southern Chhattisgarh’
His Special assignments include:
2015: Lectured for St Stephen’s College-CNN-IBN Citizenship and Cultural Diversity Program on “A Genealogy of the Notion of Tribe” at St Stephen’s College, Delhi, India
2014: Lectured on “Time in History” at the Doon School, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India, annual History event.
2007: Appointed member of Conservation Society of Kanker, Government of Chhattisgarh, India
2007: Visiting Scholar, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
2005: Member of the official Indian delegation to the 33rd Conference of UNESCO on ‘Education for All’, Paris, France
2005-Present: Member, Heritage Committee, Rajkumar College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
2002: Participated in revision of syllabus for History for Foundation Course, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussourie,Uttarakhand, India
2001: Lectured at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussourie Uttarakhand, India, the lectures being ‘The Mythology of Capitalism’ and ‘Social Democracy for India’
2001-Present: Life Member, General Council, Rajkumar College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India