Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Venkat Dhulipala is Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Creating a New Medina: State Power, Islam and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India (Cambridge University Press, 2015). It was cited as the Best Book in Global Non-fiction for 2015 by Newsweek besides being widely reviewed and debated in various newspapers and magazines in India, Pakistan and the U.S. He is currently completing his second book titled Between Yan’an, Pakistan, and Hindustan: Communism, Islamism and Indian Nationalism in Hyderabad. Dr Dhulipala was awarded the prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for 2022-23 for this book project. His essays have appeared in premier journals such as Modern Asian Studies, Indian Economic and Social History Review, Etudes Asiatiques, and Islamic Studies. Dr. Dhulipala has an M.A (Political Science) from the University of Hyderabad, an M.A (South Asian Studies) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D (History) from the University of Minnesota.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2020-01-01 Parties and Politics in the ‘Parting of Ways’ Narrative: Reevaluating Congress-Muslim League Negotiations in late colonial IndiaAsiatische Studien/Etudes Asiatiques.  74. 2020-01-01
    2018-01-01 Revisiting Creating a New Medina: Reflections on Fault-lines of Partition HistoriographyIslamic Studies.  45-101. 2018-01-01
    2014-01-01 Between Jinnah and Toba Tek Singh: Rethinking Partition HistoriographyOccasional Papers, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library2014-01-01
    2014-01-01 Towards a New Medina: Deobandi Ulama, Jinnah and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial IndiaOccasional Publications, India International Center2014-01-01

    Document

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    2014-01-01 Book Review of Ramachandra Guha, Makers of Modern IndiaJournal of World History. 2014-01-01

    Research Overview

  • I am a historian of Modern South Asia. My first book Creating a New Medina: State Power, Islam, and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India (Cambridge, 2015) was cited as the Best Book in Global Non-fiction for 2015 by Newsweek. I am currently completing my second book Between Yan'an, Pakistan, and Hindustan: Communism, Islamism, and Indian Nationalism in Hyderabad. The project was supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in 2022-23
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    Teaching Overview

  • Modern Global History, Making of Modern South Asia, Gandhi and the Politics of Non-Violence, History, Bollywood, and Popular Culture in India, Food Culture and Empire
  • Full Name

  • Venkat Dhulipala