Dr. Aparna Mathur

History Department

Designation: Associate Professor

Qualifications:

M. A. & Ph.D

Area of Interest/ Specialisation

I am having specialization in ancient India. Gradually I moved into the study of gender history and started analysing socio-economic changes from gender perspective. Now my researches are more centred on locating gender relations in ancient India through tracing the factors and circumstances that helped in the development of a strong patriarchal society. Along with this early Assam also attracted my attention. Now days I am exploring different aspects of the economy, society and culture of early Assam.

Experience

  • Guest Lecturer, (M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly)           February 2002 to January 2010
  • Associate Professor  (NEHU)  February 2010 till date

Ph.D. Awarded/Supervised

Ph. D. 01 ,   M. Phil. 01

Publications

Books:

  • Ancient Societies, Printed and Published on behalf of Directorate of Distance Education, Tripura University by Vikas Publishing House, Delhi, 2014.
  • The Arthasastra Tradition and Ancient Indian Value System, Anamika Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi, 2009

Select Articles

  • Ecological Past of Early Assam as reflected in the Inscriptions in Exploring Environment History of North East India, Satyadeo Poddar (Ed.). Akansha Publishing house, Delhi, ISBN: 978-81-8370-542-4, 2019, pp. 65-74.
  • Buddhist Art in Assam: Some Observations in Proceedings of North East India History Association, 2018, ISSN-2349-753X,  pp. 93-101.
  • Re-reading Arthashastra: A Gender perspective in Rethinking Gender History: Essays on Northeast India and Beyond Manorama Sharma (ed.) DVS Publishers, Guwahati, 2017, pp. 42-68; ISBN 978-93-85839-18-4.
  •  ‘Peasantry in Early Assam’ in Rajiv Gandhi University Research Journal July-December 2016, Vol. 15, No.2, ISSN No. 2250-2866,  pp. 72-81.
  • Environment History and Forest in the context of Early India, in Forest and Environment in India (ed.) Naveen Kumar EBH Publishers Guwahati, 2015, ISBN 978-93-83252-85-5, pp.190-201.
  • Dharma, Artha and Politics in Ancient India( pp.155-169), in Mind and Soul of India (ed.) A.K. Sinha, Anamika Publishers, New Delhi, 2013,  ISBN 978-81-7975-557-0.
  • Predecessors of Kautilya in Bharti-Journal of Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, B.H.U, 2006-2007, ISSN-0523-1302, pp.79-86.
  • Artha in Vedic Period in Explorations in Indian History (Proceedings of the 16th session of U.P. History Congress) (eds.)S.N.R. Rizvi and S.Z.H. Zafri, Anamika Publishers, New Delhi, 2007, ISBN 81-7975-167-8,  pp. 31-44.
  • Vedic Tradition in Pancala, in Facets of the Indian History (Proceedings of the 15th session of U.P. History Congress) (ed.) A.K. Sinha, Anamika Publishers, New Delhi, 2006, ISBN 81-7975-144-9, pp. 107-111
  • Political Ideals in Ancient India and Iran in Dialogues between  Cultures  India and Iran (eds.) A.K. Sinha and A. K. Singh, Anamika Publishers, New Delhi, 2005, ISBN 81-7975-120-1, pp. 138-144.
  • Republican Trends in Vedic Polity, in Perspectives of Indian History’ (Proceedings of the 13th session of U.P. History Congress) (ed.) A.K. Sinha, Anamika Publishers, New Delhi, 2004, ISBN 81-7975-076-0, pp. 105-113.

Papers Presented

Last Ten Years

  • “Tantra and Art: Reflections From Early Assam” in 39th Annual Conference of North East India History Association held at Shillong, Meghalaya (1-3 Nov. 2018). 
  • “Religion, Globalization and Gandhi” during an ICSSR, New Delhi sponsored National Seminar on Relevance of Gandhian Economic Thought in the Era of Globalization organised by D. S. College, Katihar, Bihar from 15-16  March, 2018.
  • “Brahmanical Traditions and Tantra in Early Assam” during a UGC-SAP-DSA II National Seminar on Religious Beliefs and Practices: A Cross-Cultural Study of Societies in Northeast India organised by the Department of History, NEHU, Shillong from 8th -9th  March, 2018.
  • “Tantra and Buddhism: An Inquiry into Early Assam” during Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts National Seminar on Buddhism in Northeast India, organised by the Buddhist Studies Centre, Department of History, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam and the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, from 19-21 February, 2018.
  • “Origin Myths in Khasi Folklore” during National Seminar on Multi Facet Documentation of Banjara Literature and Culture, organised by Karnataka Folklore University, Gotagodi, Karnataka, on 2-3 December 2017.
  • “Gender Relations in Ancient India in 200 BC” during the 27th  Session of U.P. History Congress— (6-7 November 2016) organised by Deptt. of Ancient History & Culture, M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly
  • “Buddhist Art: Locating Transformations” during UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Buddhism in Northeast India: Phases, Transformations and Histories, organised by the Buddhist Studies Centre, Department of History, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam on 10th May, 2016.
  • “Emergence of Monarchical Tradition in Pancala” during the 25th  Session of U.P. History Congress— (15-16 November 2014) organised by Deptt. of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, U.P.
  • “Relooking Arthashastra: A Gender Perspective” during a UGC-SAP-DSA II National Seminar on Reinterpretation of Sources for Writing Gender History: Creating An Alternative Narrative organised by the Department of History, NEHU, Shillong from 24th -26th  March, 2014.
  • “Power Relations and Emergence of Pancala” and.23rd Session of U.P. History Congress— (7-8 Oct. 2012) organised by Deptt. of Ancient History & Culture, M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly.
  • “Dharma, Artha and Politics in Ancient India” during a National Seminar on Mind and Soul of India-(23-24 April, 2010 ) organised by Deptt. of Ancient History & Culture, M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly.