Dr. Manu V. Devadevan

Dr. Manu V. Devadevan
Phone: 91-1905-237908
EMail : manu[at]iitmandi[dot]ac[dot]in
Address: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
IIT Mandi, PWD Rest House 2nd floor,
Near Bus Stand, Mandi-175001
Himachal Pradesh, India

Research interests

  • Literary Practices in South Asia
  • Political and Economic Processes in Premodern South Asia
  • South Asian Epigraphy

Education

  • BA (Sociology) : Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Chidambaram.
  • MA (History) : JNU, New Delhi.
  • PhD (History) : Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri, Mangalore.

Publications

I. ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS (AUTHORED)

A. Books Published

  • Pruthviyallodagida Ghatavu Karnatakada Ninnegalu (In Kannada), Akshara Prakashana, Heggodu, 2009.
  • History 1, A textbook for 1st PUC, Govt. of Karnataka, Chaithra Prakashana, Bangalore, 2010.
  • History 2, A textbook for 2nd PUC, Govt. of Karnataka, Chaithra Prakashana, Bangalore, 2010.

B. Articles Published

  • 'Lying on the Edge of the Burning Ground: Rethinking Tinais', JESHO (Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient), Vol.49, No.2, 2006.
  • 'Pruthviyallodagida Ghatavu Karnatakada Ninnegalu', (In Kannada), Desha Kaala, No.15, 2008.
  • 'Jana Marulo Jathre Marulo', (In Kannada), Mathukathe, No. 89, 2009.
  • 'The Shadow Lines: The Advent of Territoriality in South Asia', Phalanx, No. 4, 2009.
  • 'Kartarana Kammata: Negilu, Neeravari Mattu Modala Ghattada Prabhutvagalu', (In Kannada), in M.V. Vasu (ed), Kannadadol Bhavisida Janapadam, Chinthana, Bangalore, 2009.
  • 'Bhashe Pramanavadaga', (In Kannada), Kannada Sahitya Parishat Patrike, 88 (1-4), 2009.
  • 'Itihasakara Ram Sharan Sharma', (In Kannada), Itihasa Darpana, 3, 2009.
  • 'Shirapuresvara Charite', (In Kannada), Kannada Sahitya Parishat Patrike, 89 (1-2), 2010.
  • 'The Ravaging Hand: Abdul Karim Khan and the Decline of Bijapur', Deccan Studies, 2010.
  • 'Naane Khalandar Naane Khaleefa', (In Kannada), Itihasa Darpana, 4, 2010.
  • 'Paparedddigala Prapancha', (In Kannada), Hosathu, December 2010.
  • 'Pullaragimathada Mallikarjunana Dakshinamurthy Stotra', (In Kannada), Kannada Sahitya Parishat Patrike, 89 (3-4) and 90 (1-2), 2010-11.
  • 'Narcissus and His Empire: The Trajectory of Desire in Malayalam Cinema', Journal of South Indian History, 3 (1), 2011.
  • 'Nadu Nudigala Adhyayana', (In Kannada), Lokajnana (The Triennial Journal of Tumkur University), 1 (1), 2013.
  • 'Abraham bin Yiju', (In Kannada), Itihasa Darpana, 17, 2013.
  • 'Puri Jagannatha Devalayada Itihasa - 1', (In Kannada), Itihasa Darpana, 19, 2013.
  • 'Puri Jagannatha Devalayada Itihasa - 2', (In Kannada), Itihasa Darpana, 20, 2014.
  • 'Changes in Land Relations during the Decline of the Cera State,' In Kesavan Veluthat and Donald R. Davis Jr. (eds), Irreverent History: Essays for M.G.S. Narayanan, Primus Books, New Delhi, 2014.

C. Book Reviews Published

  • 'Theatre of Lacanian Desire,' (Review of Ralph Yarrow's Indian Theatre: Theatre of Origin, Theatre of Freedom), Theatre India, 10, 2004.
  • 'A Passe on Somanathapura,' (Review of S. Settar's Somanathapura), Indian Literature, 273, 2013.
  • 'Translation of a Premodern Classic,' (Review of Shrinivas Sistla's Peddana's Manucharitramu), Indian Literature, No. 273, 2013.
  • 'More than a Book,' (Review of David Shulman's More than Real: A History of the Imagination in South India), Indian History, 1, 2014.

II. ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS (TRANSLATED)

A. Books Published

    Selected Vacanas of Saranas, English translation of twelfth century Vachanas in Kannada as part of a five-member team of translators, (General Editors H.S. Shivaprakash and O.L. Nagabhushana Swami), Basava Samiti, Bangalore, 2005.

B. Articles Published

  • 'The Life and Death of White Desdemona and Black Othello: Through Abhinava Kalidasa - A Re-interpretation,' (English translation of H.S. Shivaprakash's article from Kannada), Theatre India, No.9, 2004.
  • 'Bhavabhuti's Uttara Ramacharitam' (English translation of Kirtinath Kurtkoti's article from Kannada), Theatre India, No.10, 2004.
  • 'Metaphor as Experience in Kalidasa's Abhijnanasakuntalam' (English translation of Kirtinath Kurtkoti's article from Kannada), in Kalidasa's Abhijnanasakuntalam, edited by Alka Tyagi, Doaba Publications, Delhi, 2005.

C. Books Accepted for Publication

  • Kavya Meemamse: Taulanika Pariprekshe, (Kannada translation of Chathanath Achuthan Unni's Malayalam book Sahitya Meemamsa: Taratamya Pariprekshyam), Dravidian University, Kuppam.

III. NON-ACADEMIC (LITERARY) PUBLICATIONS

A. Articles (Authored)

  • Narcissusgala Lokadalli,' (In Kannada, a note on contemporary South Indian poetry), Desha Kaala, No. 16, 2009.
  • Adhunikateya Uttara,' (In Kannada, Introduction to Uttaradhunik Bangla poems along with translation of select poems done in association with Prof. Meera Chakravarti, Department of Sanskrit, Bangalore University), Desha Kaala, No. 14, 2008.
  • Adondu Ayata Galige,' (In Kannada, critical introduction to Keshava Malagi's Kannada novel Angada Dhare), Abhinava, Bangalore, 2006.

B. Journals Edited

  • Navilata Neenadu He Mana: Malayalam Kavitegalu, (In Kannada, Guest editor of a special issue of Abhinava's four-monthly literary journal on contemporary poetry in Malayalam), Abhinava Chaturmasika, No. 33-34, 2004-05.

C. Book Reviews

  • The Sea and the Rain,' (Review of The Sea and the Rain, English translation of Nagathihalli Ramesh's Kannada poetry collection), Indian Literature, No. 247, 2008.

Membership in Professional Bodies

  • Fellow, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Secretary, Archive India Institute
  • Member, Indian History Congress
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