Faculty Profile

Dr. Syed Mubin Zehra

Assistant Professor
Dept. of History

Educational Qualification





Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.



Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.



University of Mumbai



University of Mumbai


Art Appreciation Certificate Course


Two Day Certificate course in Film making

National Museum Institute, National Museum, New Delhi.



Film And Television Institute Of  Pune (New Delhi )





Career Profile

  • Assistant Professor at Department of History, ARSD College, Dhaula Kuan, University of Delhi since 2008 and Permanent Faculty since September 2015.
  • Participated in the ICT Workshop for capacity building of Delhi University Staff from 23 December to 28 December 2009
  • Participated in a one day workshop on vaigyanik tatha takniki shabdawali aayog university of Delhi on 8 April 2011
  • Participated in a workshop on foundation course on Indian History and Culture at Centre For Professional Development in Higher Education University Of Delhi from 27th May to 29th May 2013
  • Participated as resource person in a National Seminar on Violence Against Girl child and Women :Issues and Concern organized by Women's Studies Department Barkatullah University Bhopal from 3rd march to 4th march 2014
  • Participated in popular lecture series at Atmaram Sanatan Dharma College University Of Delhi on 9th January 2015
  • Participated as a resource person in two day National Seminar organized by Mens Action For Equality ,M.P.Centre For Health and Social Justice New Delhi in Academic Collaboration with Women's Studies Department ,Barkatullah University Bhopal 26th November to 27th November 2015
  • Visiting Special Lecturer to teach Paper ARCHITECTURE OF INDIA :MA course at Delhi Institute of Heritage Research & Management New Delhi
  • Invited to give special inputs in a workshop to fine tune the syllabus on Post Graduate Diploma in Gender Education at Department of Women Studies, NCERT-2014.
  • Participated in four week Orientation Programme organized by UGC-HRDC,Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi from 27 April to 25 May 2016 and obtained grade ‘A'.
  • Participated in four week summer school organized by HRDC,Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi from 29th May to 17th June 2017
Areas of Specialization / Interest

Medieval Indian History, Gender & Society, Counseling & Motivational Speaker on Gender Sensitivity, Art, Media, Social Writings & Analysis.

Subjects Taught

Postgraduate teaching:

  • M A - History of Indian Architecture- Delhi Institute of Heritage Research & Management.

Under Graduate teaching experience:

  • History of India 1550-1605
  • History of India 1605-1750
  • Cultural Transformation in Early Modern Europe
  • History of India 8th to 18TH Century
  • Culture in India (Medieval)
  • Issues in World History- 20th Century
  • Environmental Issues in India
  • Medieval Delhi
  • Indian Art-Application Course

Head Examiner and convenor in the University of Delhi for under-graduate examinations  

Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)

Awarded Fellowship for PhD. by Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi.

Publications Profile

Books Published:

  • Sole Author: "Sexual and Gender Representation in Mughal India" Manak Publications, New Delhi, 2010, ISBN 978-81-7831-211-8
  • Sole Author: History of Modern Europe from 1789-1945 Summer Edition, Sikkim Manipal University, 2011, Vikas Publications, New Delhi, ISBN 978-93-259-6406-8
  • Sole Author :History of Medieval India (1206-1707) B.A Jamia Millia Islamia ,Centre for Distance and Open Learning new Delhi 2016 ISBN:978-93-5259-535-8 Vikas Publications
  • Socio-Political History of Europe 1870-1950, Second Semester M.A. History, Tripura University, Co-Author, 2014,Vikas Publications, New Delhi, ISBN 978-93-259-8190-4
  • History of Europe 1815-1939, B. A. History, Gauhati University, Co-Author, 2014, Vikas Publications, New Delhi, ISBN 978-93-259-7809-6
  • Capitalism and Imperialism, First semester, M.A. History, Tripura University, Co-Author, 2014, Vikas Publications, New Delhi, ISBN 978-93-259-7904-8
  • History of the World 1815-1945, M.A. History, Second Year, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, Co-author 2014, Vikas Publications, New Delhi, ISBN 978-93-259-8512-4
  • Theory and Methodology of History -First Semester-M.Phil. History for Regular Mode, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University, Co- Author, 2015, Vikas Publications, New Delhi, ISBN 978-93-259-8798-2
  • Trends in Historiography M.A A Jamia Millia Islamia ,Centre for Distance and Open Learning new Delhi 2016 ISBN:978-93-5259-699-7 Vikas Publications Co-author
  • The Modern World 17th to 20th century B .A A Jamia Millia Islamia ,Centre for Distance and Open Learning new Delhi 2016 ISBN978-93-5259-408-5. Vikas Publications Co-author
  • Sole Author "Bechari nahi hai naari"book published and released at world book fair 2018 It's a collection of articles and columns published in Jansatta authored by Dr Syed Mubin Zehra

Articles in Journals and Books :

  • Family and Household - The Mughal Context: Published in Journal, Islam & Modern Age, Jamia Millia Islamia, May 2002
  • Gender ,Women Development and Justice : Published in Journal of Gender Equality and Sensitivity, Women Studies Department, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, 2013-14 ISSN0973-7790
  • Acid attack; An Anti Woman Burning Social Mentality; An Analyses: Research Article Published in Book, Crime Against Women, Serials Publications, New Delhi, ISBN 978-81-8387-696-4
  • Mardani nahi nari (Hindi) published in Book :Breaking News Challenging Gender barriers :May 2017 New Delhi Population first .

Articles in Newspapers and Magazines:

  • Research Article on "Secluded Women in Mughal Harem" Published in Sahara Times dated 27th Aug 2005.
  • Regular Columnist with largest Urdu daily Inquilab of Dainik Jagran Group. The column titled Sarghoshiyan is published every Friday which looks upon social and gender issues. It is widely read and published in all editions of Delhi, U.P. and Bihar.
  • Fortnightly Column Samantar Sansar in Hindi daily Jansatta.. It covers sensitive social, gender and other related issues. (This column currently given a break).
  • Contributed 8 Articles (Four Major) for Special History Issue on 50 Famous Indian Personalities in History for prominent weekly magazine, The Week, December 2015.
  • Contributed 5 Articles for Mid Year Special Issue on 50 Objects of Indian History for prominent weekly magazine The Week, dated 26 June 2011.
  • Wrote column Craft & Women for Life & Craft Magazine, New Delhi.
  • Bitter Half Column for Power Politics on Gender Sensitivity.
Conference Participation / Presentations

  • Lecture delivered at Human Resource Development Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia to 45 faculty members of different Colleges and Universities during 116th Orientation Programme- 30 July 2016.
  • Delivered lecture on the topic "Minority Education-Challenges, Possibilities and Promises" at NCERT Training Programme on Gender Issues in Education for RMSA functionaries for the states of Bihar, Haryana, Punjab & Uttar Pradesh- 2014.
  • Attended a workshop organized by Vaigyanik Tatha Takniki Shabadavali Ayog, Manav Sansadhan Vikas Mantralaya, Ucchatar Shiksha Vibhag, New Delhi, 2011.
  • Delivered the keynote address at Dr Rafique Zakaria College for Women, Aurangabad, Maharashtra at a UGC Sponsored National level workshop on "Women Development and Gender Justice" in January 2011.
  • Delivered lecture on "History of Medieval India" to 38 Foreign Students at Institute of Applied Manpower Research in November 2010.
  • Delivered lecture on "Mughal India and Women Sexuality" at the Department of History, Aurangabad University- 2011.
  • Delivered lecture as a resource person/expert on "Sexuality & Gender in Mughal India" at UGC-Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi for Refresher Course participants in Gender Studies which included around 57 faculty members of different colleges and Universities on 21st Oct 2009.
  • Delivered lecture on Gender Relations at Department of History, University of Mumbai.
  • Invited by IASE (Deemed) University, Sardar Shahar, Rajasthan to address students and faculty on the occasion of 63RD Republic Day Celebration on 26th January 2012 as Chief Guest.
  • Invited by Department of Women Studies, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, to deliver a lecture in UGC National Workshop on "Women and Value Education" - 2012.
  • Delivered lecture on "Women and Marriage" at a workshop organized by Delhi Police- 2011.
  • Invited by Department of Women Studies, Barkatullah University, Bhopal to deliver a lecture on "Women and Crime" in a National Seminar held on Crime against Women-2013.
  • Delivered lecture on ‘Peace Harmony and the Event of Karbala' at a workshop on Peace Harmony and Science held at University of Delhi.
  • Delivered lecture on "Mughal History and Gender" at Amity Institute of English Studies and Research at Amity Academic Staff College, Amity University, Noida,- July 2013.
  • Have delivered keynote addresses and lectures at university workshops and also in schools for teenage school children as a motivational speaker and expert on gender issues.
  • Delivered lecture on gender sensitization to Delhi Police officials.
  • Eminent speaker at National Seminar on " Caste & Gender-Historical Perspective" organized by Department of History, Shyamlal College, University of Delhi-2016
  • Presented a paperon Sufism at Mata Sundri College University Of Delhi at a National Seminar :Eighteenth Century Punjab 6th to 7th October 2016
  • Delivered a lecture as a resource person at Human Resource Development Centre Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi in 116th orientation programme on 30th July 2016
  • Convener Historians Meet AAJ (Alumni Association of JNU ) held on 29th January 2017 Convention centre JNU
  • Panelist and speaker at National Seminar organized by Department of History Gargi College University of Delhi on Writing Women's History :Locating Visibility ,voices, and Agency.24th October 2017
  • Attended an International workshop on countering violence extremism at Kolkata on 31 January 2018 organized by Strong Cities Network UNITED KINGDOM
Administrative Assignments

  • Member, Rangayan Dramatic Society, A.R.S.D. College, University of Delhi. 2016
  • Member Discipline committee A.R.S.D. College, University of Delhi. 2017
  • Member International seminar committee on KABIR Different Perspectives  Department of History ARSD College University of Delhi JANUARY 30 AND 31 2018
  • Member National seminar committee on Political Cultures in India Shifting Profiles , Department of History ARSD College University of Delhi,February 15 2018
Research Guidance


Other Activities

Awards and Distinctions:

  • Selected and featured by Sunday Indian Magazine as one among fifty inspiring and promising Muslim women of the country.
  • Featured as an Expert in President's National Award Winning Documentary Film for a Social Message for the Year 2014.
  • The Laadli Media & Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity for ‘Samanatar Sansar' column Published in Hindi Dainik Jansatta.2015
  • Sambhawna Award 2014 in recognition of Outstanding Achievement.
  • The Laadli Media & Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity for ‘Urdu Column Sargoshiyan Published in largest Urdu daily Inquilab 2016.
  • Nominated by USA state Department for three weeks training programme :IVLP (International Volunteer Leadership Programme )2017 for Countering Violence Extremism
Association With Professional Bodies:
  • Member, National Consultative Committee for Implementation of the Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madrasas, (SPQEM), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India.
  • Member, Indian Women Press Corps, New Delhi.
  • Life Member, Indian History Congress.
  • Life Member of Alumni Association of JNU, (AAJ).
  • Jury Member of Collegiums for Indian of the Year Award for CNN-IBN.
  • Jury Member for Doordarshan Awards, Ministry of I & B.
  • Member Judge in evaluation panel-National Declamation Contest on Patriotism & National Building organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.
  • Member Executive Council AAJ (Alumni Association of JNU )
  • Member Advisory committee Department of Diaspora Allahabad University
Other Activities:
  • Participated as an Expert in news based LIVE programmes related to History, Gender Relations and Social Issues on National TV Channels like Lok Sabha Television, Doordarshan News, Star News, Janmat, India News, Doordarshan National, Metro Nation, Live India, Sahara Samay, Etv, Zee News, NDTV, Aajtak, Times Now & IBN 7 etc.
  • Frequent Expert on SBS Hindi Radio Service, Australia on various issues.
  • Participated as an expert on Iran TV Sahar on social Issues.
  • Delivered Talks on All India Radio.
  • Visited South Korea as a part of a delegation of prominent Indian women Journalists March 2016
  • Visited the USA under the leadership training programme IVLP nominated and sponsored by USA State Department against Countering Violence Extremism July/ September 2017
  • COUNTRIES VISITED :South Korea And USA .