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Deepra Dandekar

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Short CV: 

Post-doctoral Researcher at the Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context', University of Heidelberg (2012 - 2015).

Ph.D. (2010) in Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology from the Deccan College Post-Graduate & Research Institute, Pune (India).

DAAD Doctoral Fellowship (2007-2008) to the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg.

Interdisciplinary Diploma in Women’s Studies (2003) from the University of Pune (India).

M.Phil (1999) in Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology from Deccan College Post-Graduate & Research Institute, Pune (India)

M.A (1997) in History from the University of Delhi (India).

B.A (1995) in History (Hons) from St. Stephen's College, the University of Delhi (India).


Research Interests: 
  • South Asian Studies (India)
  • Religious Studies
  • 19th century and contemporary history
  • Gender/ Women’s Studies
  • Postcolonialism and Minority Studies
  • Literature and Media studies


Selected Literature: 

Dandekar, D. 2019. The Subhedar’s Son: A Narrative of Brahmin-Christian Conversion from Nineteenth-Century Maharashtra. New York: Oxford University Press.

Dandekar, D. 2018. "Pilgrimage, Authority and Subversion: Anonymous Marathi Christian Didactic Literature in Nineteenth Century India". Zeitschrift für Indologie und Südasienstudien 35: 39-60.

Dandekar, D. 2018. "Translation and the Christian Conversion of Women in Colonial India: Rev. Sheshadri and Bala Sundarabai Thakur". South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 41(2):366-83.

Dandekar, D. 2018. "Refugees in India After 1947". In Similar but Different: Inclusion and Exclusion of Immigrant Communities Sharing Similar Cultural Backgrounds with their Host Societies (eds. Bouju and Edel). Population Europe Discussion Paper Series Number 8, pp. 61-66. Population Europe: Berlin.

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Dandekar, D. (2019). The subhedar's son: A narrative of Brahmin-Christian conversion from nineteenth-century Maharashtra. New York: Oxford University Press.

Dandekar, D. (2018). Caste. In S. de-Gaia (Ed.), Encyclopedia of women in world religions: Faith and culture across history (pp. 321-324). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.

Dandekar, D. (2018). Devadasis. In S. de-Gaia (Ed.), Encyclopedia of women in world religions: Faith and culture across history (pp. 326-328). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.

Dandekar, D. (2018). Household shrines. In S. de-Gaia (Ed.), Encyclopedia of women in world religions: Faith and culture across history (pp. 343-345). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.

Dandekar, D. (2018). Ideals of womanhood. In S. de-Gaia (Ed.), Encyclopedia of women in world religions: Faith and culture across history (pp. 345-348). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.

Dandekar, D. (2018). Pilgrimage, authority and subversion: Anonymous Marathi Christian didactic literature in nineteenth century India. Zeitschrift für Indologie und Südasienstudien, 35, 39-60.

Dandekar, D. (2018). Refugees in India after 1947. In A. Bouju & A. Edel (Eds.), Similar but different: Inclusion and exclusion of immigrant communities sharing similar cultural backgrounds with their host societies (Population Europe Discussion Papers Series No. 8) (pp. 61-66). Berlin: Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences.
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Dandekar, D. (2018). Translation and the Christian conversion of women in Colonial India: Rev. Sheshadri and Bāḷā Sundarābāī Ṭhākūr. South Asia: Journal of South Asia Studies, 41, 366-383. doi:10.1080/00856401.2018.1443370
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Dandekar, D. (2017). Margins or centre? Konkani Sufis, India and "Arabastan". In K. Mielke & A.-K. Hornidge (Eds.), Area studies at the crossroads: Knowledge production after the mobility turn (pp. 141-156). Heidelberg: Springer.

Dandekar, D. (2017). A narrative of Satvai affliction in rural Maharashtra. Asian Ethnology, 76, 235-259.
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