Chandra Bhanu Nalamala
Chandra Bhanu Nalamala is a research fellow in the "Inequality and
Diversity" research cluster and is pursuing Ph.D. under the supervision
of Prof. Dr. Rupa Viswanath. For his Ph.D. he is working on a monograph
about the Adi-Andhra Movement, a Dalit movement in late colonial Andhra
Pradesh, a state in southwestern India. Specifically he will examine the
forms of mobilization that resulted in the emergence of the Adi-Andhra
movement, interactions and tensions between Dalit activists and elite
politics in order to understand how far elite composite political
identities such as nation, Hinduism and particularly class were forced
to accommodate Dalit aspirations, and why and how an autonomous Dalit
identity and political movement has survived into post-colonial India in
this region. His work will contribute to a nuanced understanding of the
relations between left politics, and ascriptive identities like race
and caste. Aside from consulting colonial and indigenous sources, he
will also study modern Telugu literature with a special focus on Dalit
Chandra Bahnu will also teach BA and MA courses on modern Indian history, caste and race, left movements, and Dalit movements in colonial and post-colonial India. Before coming to Goettingen, he completed a M.A. and a M.Phil in History at the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, where he also worked as a junior lecturer.
August 2015 to Nov 2016: Junior Lecturer, Department of History, Government Junior College, Tanakal, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh.
Sept 2012 to Aug 2015: Junior Lecturer, Department of History, Government Junior College, Mulakalacheruvu, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh.
Qualified for National Eligibility Test for Lectureship conducted by University Grants Commission, Government of India, held in 2009.
'Identity, Autonomy and Emancipation: The Agendas of the Adi-Andhra Movement in South India, 1917-29', Indian Economic and Social History Review, Vol. 53, No. 2, 2016.
'Dalits, Nationalism and Colonialism: The Adi-Andhra Movement in Colonial South India,' South Indian History Congress: Thirty Fourth Annual Session Proceedings, Thanjavur, 2014.
'The Adi-Andhra Movement and its Dimensions (1917-1947)', Proceedings of the National Seminar on Social Reform and Social Change in Modern Andhra, held at KVA College, Rajahmundry, 2012.