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Dr Renu Bahuguna is presently an Associate Professor in the Department and has been teaching in the College since 2005. Before joining the ARSD College, she also taught undergraduate students in Kalindi College, Satyawati College and Kamala Nehru College of the University of Delhi for different periods between 1997 and 2005. She did her Post Graduation and M. Phil in History from the University of Delhi with specialisation in Medieval Indian History. She was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 2018 by the M D University, Rohtak, for her doctoral thesis on “Gender and Devotion in North Indian Vaishnavism (16th-17th Centuries)”. She has published research papers on the late medieval bardic and modern historiographic representations of Maharana Pratap, and on the gendered dimensions of Vaishnava Bhakti in northern India during the Mughal period. She teaches courses on Medieval Indian History, Modern Indian History and Early Modern World to the students of B.A. (Hons.) and B.A. (Programme)  in the College.

 

Educational Qualification

M. A., M. Phil, Ph. D.

Career Profile

Dr Renu Bahuguna is presently an Associate Professor in the Department and has been teaching in the College since 2005. Before joining the ARSD College, she also taught undergraduate students in Kalindi College, Satyawati College and Kamala Nehru College of the University of Delhi for different periods between 1997 and 2005. She did her Post Graduation and M. Phil in History from the University of Delhi with specialisation in Medieval Indian History. She was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the M D University, Rohtak, for her doctoral thesis on “Gender and Devotion in North Indian Vaishnavism (16th-17th Centuries)”. She has published research papers on the late medieval bardic and modern historiographic representations of Maharana Pratap, and on the gendered dimensions of Vaishnava Bhakti in northern India during the Mughal period. She teaches courses on Medieval Indian History, Modern Indian History and Early Modern World to the students of B.A. (Hons.) and B.A. (Programme) students in the College.

Areas of Specialization / Interest

Medieval Indian History

Subjects Taught

The Rise of Modern West (B A Hons)

History of India 1200-1700 (B A Prpg)

History of India 1700-1950 (B A Prog)

Publications Profile

  •  Renu Bahuguna, “The Historical Context of the Rana Pratap Legends of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries”, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, 72nd Session (Punjabi University, Patiala, 2011), 2012.
  • Renu Bahuguna, “James Tod’s Portrayal of the Life and Deeds of Rana Pratap: A Critical Examination”, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, 74th Session (Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, 2013), 2014.

  • Renu Bahuguna, “Maharana Pratap’s Resistance to Mughal Dominance: A Reinterpretation of Regional and Imperial Perspectives” in Suraj Bhan Bhardwaj, Rameshwar Prasad Bahuguna and Mayank Kumar (eds.), Revisiting the History of Medieval Rajasthan: Essays for Professor Dilbagh Singh, Delhi: Primus Books, 2017, pp.177-96.
  •   Renu Bahuguna “Bhakti and Gender in Medieval Rajasthan: Vaishnava and Santic Representations of Mirabai during Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries”, Proceedings of the Rajasthan History Congress, Vol.32, Jaipur, 2017, published in 2018, pp.146-156, ISSN no 2321-1288.
  •   Renu Bahuguna, “Constructing the Image of an Ideal Vaishnava Woman: Devotion and Gender in the Pushtimargi Narratives of the 16th- 17th Centuries”, Proceedings of South Asian History Conference, Punjabi University, Patiala, 2017, published in 2019, ISBN: 978-81-302-0518-3, pp.68-74   

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Conference Participation / Presentations

 

 

  • .Participated in the 3-week Refresher Course in History organized by the UGC-ASC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi fron 5th August 2009 to 27th August,2009.

 

 

  • Participated in the 3-week Refresher Course in Human Rights and Social Inclusion (Interdisciplinary )organized by the UGC-ASC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi from 15th April 2010 to 5th May 2010.
  •  Participated the Annual session of the Indian History Congress,72nd Session, Patiala, 2011. Also presented a a paper titled " The Historical Context ofthe Rana Pratap Legends of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries".  The paper was subsequently published in the IHC Proceedings.

  • Attended the Annual Session of the Indian history Congress, 74th Session, Cuttack, 2013. Also presented a paper titled " James Tod's Portrayal of the Life and Deeds of Rana Pratap: A Critical Examination". The paper was subsequently published in the IHC Proceedings.

  •       Renu Bahuguna,  “Constructing the Image of an Ideal Vaishnava Woman: Devotion and Gender in the Pushtimargi Narratives of the 16th- 17th Centuries”. Presented at South Asian History Conference, organised by the Department of History, Punjabi University, Patiala, 10-12 November 2017.
  •       Renu Bahuguna, “Bhakti and Gender in Medieval Rajasthan: Vaishnava and Santic Representations of Mirabai during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries”. Presented at the 32ndSession of the Rajasthan History Congress, Jaipur, 22-24 December 2017.  
  •     Renu Bahuguna. “Representations of Maharana Pratap in the National Movement and Nationalist Historiography”. Presented at National Seminar on Revisiting the Life, Times and Legacy of Maharana Pratap: Mughal Rule and Regional Powers, organized by Punjabi University, Patiala, on April 23, 2018.
  • Renu Bahuguna, "Devotion and Gender in Early Ramanandi Community" , Presented at 80th Session of the Indian History Congress, 28-30 December 2019,  Kannur University, Kannur.
  • Renu Bahuguna, " Women Devotees in Nabhadas's Bhaktamal", Presented at National Seminar Organised by the PG Department of History, Sir Chhotu Ram Govt. College for Women, Sampla (Rohtak), 8 July 2021.

 

Administrative Assignments

 

  • Teacher Incharge (Coordinator), Departmnt of History, 2022-23 and Twice Earlier.
  • Served as a member of Campus Improvement Committee, Fee Concession Committee and Admission Committee from time to time.