Prof. Chandi Prasad Nanda

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Department of History

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As an alumnus of Ravenshaw, Professor Nanda did his Intermediate Arts (1980) and subsequently completed his graduation (1982) in the erstwhile Ravenshaw College. He obtained his Masters (1984), M. Phil (1987) and Ph. D from Center of Historical Studies, Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU) in 1996. His research thrusts span a variety of interdisciplinary subjects with focus on exploring the genealogy of modernity, identity and politics based on the registers of critical historiographyand postcolonial theory.  Interplay between History and Theory; Human Sciences and its Disciplinary Practices;   Climate change and human sciences  anchored on global and planetary scales;  History2, Affective and Vernacular Histories; Social history of Health and Medicine in South Asia; Public Health Ethics ; and   issues of popular Culture and Identity Politics  foregrounding aspects of  agency and subordination of socially subordinate people of Global South are the themes – which have evolved over the period – as his enduring areas of   research interests. He has been the recipient of  prestigious international awards, grants and fellowships including  LEAP (Leadership for Academicians Program) hosted by  Harvard Graduate School of  Education at the Cambridge campus of Harvard University Boston, USA  and IISER, Kolkata in 2019, ( under sponsorship  of MHRD, India); Aarhus University(Denmark) Global Research Grant, 2019;  Erasmus Mundus Interdisciplinary Bridges for Indo-European Studies (IBIES) Fellowship, (2015); Wellcome Trust  ( UK) Grant ( 2012-15); and Charles Wallace Fellowship (2007,1999). He has participated in Orissa Research project of German Research Council (2001-2005) and International Association for Global Project on the History of Leprosy of Oxford (2001-2003).  He has served as a Visiting Fellow/ Professor to a number of universities/ institutions in UK, Germany, US, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland (including WHO, Geneva) and Japan. He was appointed as Professor in Ravenshaw in the year 2010, and since then he has been associated with several academic and administrative responsibilities of the university

Selected Publications

  1. Disciplining a “Pathological province”? Orissa, Smallpox and Colonial order, Indian Historical Review (IHR) , Indian Council of Historical Research, Vol.48, New Delhi, 2021. (in print)
  2. “Political Ecology of Cholera: Orissa and Colonial Sanitary Discourse”, in Indian Journal of History of Science, 55.1, Indian National Science Academy , 2020
  3. “Adivasi Question and Policy Roadmap: Envisioning Odisa 2036:  Invitation to Dialouge” ,Thematic note on ICHR sponsored International   Conference, Department of History, Ravenshaw University, 2018.
  4. Ethics, Policy and Practice of Mass Public Health Progarmme in India: Adivasis and Poliomyelitis Vaccination in Odisha, “Anekantanubhava: A Journal of South Asian History, Society and Culture”, Volume I, Department of History, Ravenshaw University, Volume 1, 2017, 122-139pp
  5. “Situating Sexuality in Erotic Sculptures in Odishan Art”, Souvenir, National Sexology Summit, 2015,pp.24-29; Department of Urology, S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. (co-authored with Laxmi Kanta Mishra)
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Prativarani Barik

Research Scolar

Mr. RajataKanta Dash

Research Scolar

Mr. Bholanath Nayak

Research Scolar

Group Alumni

Dr. Sandhyarani Pattnaik

Thesis Title : Civil Disobedience movement and popular struggles in Orissa

Dr. Joe Kiyoshi Sugimoto

Thesis Title : The Formation and Transformation of Oriya Nationalism: Politics of Identity and Boundary Leading to the Establishment of the Province of Orissa in British India

Dr. Santosh Pati

Thesis Title : People,Policies and Political Parties: Exploring the "Contemporary History'' of Odisha(1947-77)

Dr. Samuel Limma

Thesis Title :

Dr.Bikram Keshori Jena

Thesis Title : Dynamics of Development Displacement and Social Movements in Odisha (1947-2010)

Dr.Biplab Siladitya

Thesis Title :

Dr.Rajashree Pattnaik

Thesis Title : “Growth of Middle Class Consciousness and Woman’s Questions in Colonial Orissa (1866-1950)

Jayanti Sahoo

Thesis Title : Coping with Epidemic Disease, Medicine and Health Policies:Colonial Odisha(1866-1950)

Kamal Prasad Mohanty

Thesis Title : Exploring Ethno-Medicine And Health Practices Of Indigenous Tribes In Odisha

Sasmita Sahoo

Thesis Title : Insurgents And State: Revisiting Colonial Odisha

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BOOKS:

  1. Fabric of Times andHistories: Odisha sinceMahabharata to “modernity” ,by Chandi Prasad Nanda , Pritish Acharya and Shri Krishan Primus books, 2020.
  2. Rethinking Local History: Locating Kudmi Community in Odisha (co-edited with Hermann Kulke), New Delhi, Manohar, 2015.
  3. Vocalising Silence: Political Protests in Orissa (1930 — 42), New Delhi, Sage Publications, 2008.
  4. HarekrushnaMahatab, co-authored with M.N. Das, New Delhi, Publication Division, Government of India,2001.
  5. Towards Swaraj: Nationalist Politics and Popular Movements in Orissa, New Delhi, Kalyani Publishers, 1998.
  6. Focusing Fragments: JeyporeRajavamshavali, co-authored with Georg Berkemer, (in preparation).
  7. Catalogue on Palm-leaf Manuscripts of Orissa; co-edited with Kiyoshi Sugimoto (in preparation).

REPORTS :

  1. Report on the ICSSR funded Sponsored Research Project titled Development, Displacement and Resistance: Exploring Contemporary Social Movements in Odisha( Ref ( Gen:10/ICSSR/2014-15/RPS)with co-investigator, Prof. Laxmi Kanta Mishra;submitted on 6 November, 2019.

ARTICLES :

  1. Disciplining a “Pathological province”? Orissa, Smallpox and Colonial order, Indian Historical Review (IHR) , Indian Council of Historical Research, Vol.48, New Delhi, 2021. (in print)
  2. “Political Ecology of Cholera: Orissa and Colonial Sanitary Discourse”, in Indian Journal of History of Science, 55.1, Indian National Science Academy , 2020
  3. “Adivasi Question and Policy Roadmap: Envisioning Odisa 2036:  Invitation to Dialouge” ,Thematic note on ICHR sponsored International   Conference, Department of History, Ravenshaw University, 2018.
  4. Ethics, Policy and Practice of Mass Public Health Progarmme in India: Adivasis and Poliomyelitis Vaccination in Odisha, “Anekantanubhava: A Journal of South Asian History, Society and Culture”, Volume I, Department of History, Ravenshaw University, Volume 1, 2017, 122-139pp
  5. “Situating Sexuality in Erotic Sculptures in Odishan Art”, Souvenir, National Sexology Summit, 2015,pp.24-29; Department of Urology, S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. (co-authored with Laxmi Kanta Mishra)
  6. “Disciplining a “Pathological Province”? Epidemic Disease and Health Interventions in Colonial Orissa”, Sectional President’s Address, Indian History Congress Proceedings, Delhi, 2016
  7. ‘Dislocated by Development: Discourse on Development and Peoples Movement in post-colonial Odisha’, Indian History Congress Proceedings, Delhi, 2013.
  8. “Killing of History, Murdering the Past and Death of Truth: History in an age of Postmodern”Souvenir, 34thsession of Odisha History Congress, Department of History, pp. 15-21,Vyasanagar College, Jajpur Road, 2013
  9. “Subverting Cultural Silence; Contextualizing Jayadeva”in Souvenir of National Seminar on Jayadeva and Gitagovinda, Utkal University of Culture and Orissa State Museum, Bhubaneswar, 2007, pp.42-43.
  10. ‘The Leprosy Patient and Society: Exploring Colonial and Post-Colonial Orissa with special focus on Oral History-Some Case Studies’, Report of the workshop on Development of Museum and Archives related to Leprosy, Acworth Leprosy Hospital Society for Research, Rehabilitation and Education in Leprosy, Mumbai, 2006.
  11. “Higher Education in the Era of Globalization: A thematic note”,Proceedings of the Workshop for Principals and Academic Administrators, Academic Staff College, Sambalpur University, 2005
  12. “Imag(ing): 2036”, Orissa Vision, 2036, (Proceedings of International Conference on Asian Pacific Studies;  Academic Staff College, Sambalpur University in collaboration with Indian Association for Asian and Pacific Studies, 2004),  pp.73-74.
  13. “Mapping a “Subversive consciousness”: JayiRajguru’s resistance vis a vis the Raj”,SaheedJayeeRajguru, Proceedings of 198th Martyrdom Day Commemoration, New Delhi, 2003.
  14. “Between Narratives and Silences: Centering Orissa beyond the Coast”, Souvenirof Orissa History Congress,  P.G. Department of History, Sambalpur University,2003,  pp.43-46.
  15. “ Literary Tract, Rumours and Colonial Orissa”,Ravenshaw Historical Journal, , P.G.Department of History, Ravenshaw College Cuttack, 2002,  81-92.
  16. ‘History of Historyless: Colonial Orissa, Popular Protest and the Making of Swaraj’, Ravenshaw Historical Journal, Cuttack, February 2001, pp.64-74.
  17. ‘Community, Culture, Politics: The ‘Life History’ of Siba Prasad Mahanta’, Indian History Congress Proceedings, (Diamond Jubilee, 60th Session, Calicut), Aligarh, 2000.
  18. ‘Mobilisation, Resistance and Popular Initiatives: Locating the Tribal Perceptions of Swaraj in the Jeypore Estate of Orissa (1937-38)’, Indian History Congress Proceedings, Aligarh, 1998.
  19. ‘Youth and Student Movement: The Politics of Assertion (1938-41)’, Orissa Review, Bhubaneswar, Aug 1998.
  20. ‘Nationalist Politics and Popular Movements in the Princely States: Rethinking Dhenkanal State’, Studies in History and Culture, Vol. 6, No. 1 and 2, Berhampur University, 1998.
  21. ‘Youth and Student Movement at Cuttack (1938-41)’, Orissa Review, Bhubaneswar , August ,1998, page no 43
  22. ‘Mobilisation, Resistance and Popular Initiatives: Situating the Tribals of Koraput (1937-38)’, Utkal Historical Journal, Bhubaneswar, 1997.
  23. ‘Peasants, Tribals and the National Movement in Orissa (1921-39)’, (Co-authored with M.N. Das) Orissa Review, Bhubaneswar, Aug, 1997.
  24. ‘The Colonial Orissa in the Nineteenth Century’, Orissa Review, Bhubaneswar, August 1990.
  25. Congress Ministry and Tenancy Legislation: A Critique on the Colonial History of Orissa’, The Orissa Historical Research Journal, XXXIV, No.34, Bhubaneswar, 1989.
  26. ‘Anti-Colonial Resistance and Towards a History of Historyless: Changing Historiographic Paradigms’, Orissa History Congress Journal, XV Annual Session, 1989.
  27. ‘Cuttack and the Early Nationalism in Orissa’,Orissa Review, Bhubaneswar, December, 1989, Page no. 51
  28. ‘Nehru’s Vision of Agrarian Radicalism and Orissa’s Congress Ministry of 1937’, Orissa Review, Bhubaneswar, Nov. 1989.
  29. ‘The Ideological Transformation of Congress Movement: A Study on Orissa of 1935-39’. Orissa Review, Bhubaneswar, August 1989.
  30. ‘Biswanath Das and the Tenancy Legislation of Congress Ministry(1937-39)’ , Orissa Review, Bhubaneswar ,January – 1989 page no 49
  31. The Prajamandal Movement in Orissa : Dhenkanal &Talcher’ , Orissa Review, Bhubaneswar, August 1988, page no 10.

BOOK CHAPTERS :

  1. ‘Orissa since 1947: Dynamics of Electoral Politics and the shaping of a Region’, in Kulke, H., Mohanty, N., Dash, G.N., and Pathy, D. (eds.) Imaging Odisha, New Delhi: Prafulla, 2013.
  2. ‘Between Narratives and Silence: CenteringGangpur State’, in Berkemer, G., H. Kulke (eds.) Centres Out There? Facets of Sub-regional Identities in Orissa, New Delhi: Manohar, 2011.
  3. ‘Rethinking Politico-Ritual States: Sitting on the lap of a Bhuiyan: Coronation ceremony in Keonjhar’, in Kulke, Hermann and Skoda, Uwe (eds.) State, Power and Violence, VoI. III, Harrassowitz Verlag. Wiesbaden, Germany, 2010.
  4. ‘Rangoon Songs’, in Nayak, Jatin and Bhaumik, P.(eds.) Memory, Images, Imaginations: An anthology of Bangla and Oriya writings on Colonial Burma,1886- 1948 Jadavpur University, Kolkotta,2010.
  5. The Leprosy Patient and Society: Colonial Orissa, 1870s-1940s, in Pati, Biswamoy and Harrison, Mark (eds) The Social History of Health and Medicine in Colonial India,Routledge, London, 2008.
  6. ‘Marginal Texts, Marginal Men: A Note on the Social Mobility Movement of the Kudmi-Mahantas of Mayurbhanj’, in George Peffer (ed.) Centre and Periphery: History, Culture and Anthropology in Orissa; Manohar, New Delhi, 2007.
  7. ‘The BazaarImagined: Katak of Early Twentieth Century’, in Mohanty, Gopinath et.al (eds.), Cultural Heritage of Orissa, VIII, Part-II, Bhubaneswar, 2007.
  8. ‘Mapping the Mahatma: Literary Tracts, Rumours and Late Colonial Orissa’, in Brandtner, Martin and Panda, Shishir Kumar (eds.), Interrogating History: Essays for Prof. Hermann Kulke, Manohar, New Delhi, 2006.
  9. ‘The Civil Disobedience Movement in Orissa: Nature of Popular Mobilization and Popular Protest’, in B.C.Roy et.al. (eds.) Freedom Struggle in Orissa, Orissa:Nationalist Era: Twentieth Century, II, Department of Culture, Government of Orissa,2006.
  10. ‘Validating “Tradition”: Revisiting Keonjhar and Bhuiyan Insurgency in Colonial Orissa’, in Georg Berkemer and Margret Frenz (eds.)Sharing Sovereignty. The Little Kingdom in South Asia, Klaus Schwarz, Berlin, 2003.
  11. ‘Mapping Colonial Orissa: Shaping of Nationalist Hegemony and Popular Protest (1920-42)’, in Pathy, Dinanath and Panigrahi, Ramesh P. (eds.), The Continuity in the Flux: Orissa, New Delhi, 1999.
  12. ‘Mobilisation, Resistance and Popular Initiatives: Locating the Tribal Perceptions of Swaraj in the Jeypore Estate of Orissa (1937-38)’, in Padhy, S.C. and Panda, S.K. (eds.) Society, Culture, Polity in Eastern India, Berhampur, 1999.
  13. ‘Nationalist Politics and Popular Movements in the Princely States: Rethinking Nilagiri’, Towards Merger, Orissa State Archives Publications, Bhubaneswar, 1998.
  14. ‘Popular Movements in the Garjat: The Role of Congress Ministry and the Left (1935-39)’, Reflections on the National Movement of Orissa, Orissa State Archives, Bhubaneswar, 1997.
  15. ‘Re-Reading Bose in the Post-Gandhi (S) Days’, An Approach to Some Aspects of Subash Bose, Orissa State Archives, 1997.
  16. ‘Re-Reading Gandhi Swaraj: Understanding Rumours/ Myth in Popular Consciousness Orissa (1937-39)’, in Pradhan, A. and Patnaik, A.K. (eds.) Peoples Movement in Orissa during the Colonial era, Bhubaneswar, 1994.
  17. Nature of Socialist and Nationalist Politics: Facets of Radical Transformation of the Congress Movement in Orissa (1935-39),Cultural, Tribal and Freedom Movement, edited by P.K. Mishra Delhi, 1989.

PROJECT COMPLETED :

  1. ICSSR (Indian Council of Social Science Research) Sponsored Research Project on ‘Development, Displacement and Resistance: Exploring contemporary Social Movements in Odisha’ beginning from April, 2015-17.
  2. Wellcome Trust (U.K.) Grant under Ethics and Society Progamme for the project on ‘Ethics, Policy and Practice of Poliomyelitis Vaccination in Orissa: A case study in community, professional and governmental attitudes to mass public health programmes in India’, 2012-15.( Collaborative project with Prof. Angus Dawson, Birmingham University, UK)
  3. Worked with Orissa Research Project of German Research Council 1999—2005: on ‘Various Identities: Socio-Cultural Profiles of Orissa in Historical and Regional Perspectives’.
  4. Worked for International Leprosy Association’s Global Project for the History of Leprosy, University of Oxford 2001-2003.

ORGANIZATION OF CONFERENCES :

  1. Coordinator / Director of International webinar on Writing Post-Pandemic Life world: Society, Cultural materialities, and Practices, from 8th July to 1st August 2020.
  2. Coordinator of a two days workshop on capacity Building on theme South Asian Archival Resources and Odishan Studies in the Department of History, Ravesnshaw University hosted on 3rd  -4th February, 2020
  3. Director of ICHR Sponsored International Conference on Adivasi Question and Policy Roadmap: Envisioning Odisha 2036 (Chapter II), Organized by Department of History, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack on 9th -10th January 2018
  4. Director of Adivasi Questions and Policy Roadmap: Envisioning Odisha 2036 (Chapter I), Organised by Department of History, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack on 28-29 October, 2017
  5. Director for National Workshop on Of Law, State, and Subaltern Resistance: Exploring New Social Movements and Voices from the “margins” in Odisha and South Asia on 27 March, 2017 organized by Department of History, Ravenshaw University; Prepared the concept note
  6. Co- Director (with Prof. Angus Dawson, Professor of Bioethics and Director, Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Sydney) International workshop on  History, Health and  Ethics: Politics of global and local in public health, 25 February, 2016, organized by Department of History, Ravenshaw University.
  7. Co- Convenor for the XVIII International Conference on the theme  The Wider Significance of Nature at Ravenshaw University organized by the Forum on Contemporary Theory in collaboration with  departments of English and History, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack,20-23 December, 2015
  8. Director of ICSSR Sponsored Project conceptualization Workshop Development, Displacement and Resistance Mapping Contemporary Social Movements in Odisha/India, organized by Department of History, Ravenshaw University, on 10-11 August 2015
  9. Organized the 74th session of Indian History Congress at Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, 28-30 December, 2013 in the capacity of Organizing Secretary of the 74th Session of Indian History Congress.
  10. Joint Convenor( with Prof. Angus Dawson, Director, MESH, Birmingham University),of International symposium titled Writing History, Health and Politics of Knowledge: Exploring Global Public Health held at Ravenshaw University on 19-20February, 2013.
  11. Joint Convenor (with Prof. Angus Dawson, Director, MESH, Birmingham University) of International Workshop on Rethinking history of Medicine, Public Health and Ethics held at Ravenshaw University on 3-4 Dec. 2012.
  12. Convenor National Colloquium on Connecting Contemporary Orissa: Structure, Agency and Discourse held at Ravenshaw University, 17-18 May, 2011
  13. Local Secretary International Conference (Second Biennial) of Indian Association for Asian and Pacific Studies at UGC-ASC, Sambalpur Universityduring Jan 29-31, 2004 in the capacity of Local Secretary.This conference was a collaborative effort on the part of UGC-ASC, Sambalpur University and Indian Association for Asian and Pacific Studies. Kolkatta.

PARTICIPATED IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES (OUTSIDE INDIA) :

  1. Presented a Paper  , “King of Kalinga” vs “Modi-Shah Juggernaut”: What and how of Odisha/ India Votes 2019,  Of Crowd chemistry, Moral society and Digital subjectivities: Indian Elections 2019: Organized byDepartment of Global Studies, Aarhus University, 13-14 June 2019.
  2. Delivered an invited  lecture on People, Nation, Narration: Changing  focus in Indian Historiography organized by Contemporary India Study Centre Aarhus(CISCA) and Dept, of Global Studies at the Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Denmark, on 8 October, 2015
  3. Presented a joint paper with Prof. Angus Dawson, titled Vaccination Ethics and Polio Campaigns in India in the Public Heath Ethics Consultative Group meeting held at WHO, Geneva, on 13 May, 2015
  4. Presented a paper title  Polio Eradication as a National Mission: Exploring structure and some ethical issues through a case study in Odisha, India  in the 27 Conference of the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care in Basel , from 14-17 Aug. 2013.
  5. Presented a paper titled  ‘Funeral rituals in Hindu Societies’ at the Joint Research Center for Fashion and Clothing Culture of Bunka Fashion Research Institute at Bunka Women’s University, Japan on 3 Feb 2011
  6. Presented a paper titled Sitting on the Lap of a Bhuiyan: Coronation Ceremony in Keonjhar in International Conference on Ritual Dynamics and Science of Rituals at South Asian Institute, Heidelberg, Germany 29 September —3 October 2008.
  7. Presented a paper titledThe Leprosy Patient, Society and History: Orissa1900-1950  in the International Conference titled Health between Private and the Public – Shifting approaches in Oslo, Norway, Sept. 3-7, 2003.
  8. Presented a paper titled Between Narratives and Silences: CenteringGangpurState  in the International conference on Centres Out There? The Facets of Sub regional Identitiesheld at Salzau, Kiel, and 13-17 May 2002.
  9. Presented a paper entitled Validating Tradition: Revisiting Keonjhar and Bhuyan Insurgency Colonial Orissa, in The Little Kingdoms panel of  XVII the European Conference in Modern South Asian Studies held at Heidelberg University, Germany from 9- 14 September, 2002. Also chaired a session of the panel titled Little Kingdoms on 13 September 2002 .
  10. Presented a paper, Marginal texts, Marginal man: A note on Social Mobility Movement of the Mahanta community of Orissa, in the International Conference on Groups, Categories, Values in South Asia at Salzau, at Salzau, Kiel, May 2001.

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