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Dr. Shalini Awasthi

Qualification

  • Ph. D. in History, University of Allahabad.
  • M. A. in History, Hindu College, University of Delhi.
  • B. A. Hons. (History), Lady Sri Ram College, University of Delhi.

Past Experience

  • Assistant Professor (Heritage Management/ Tourism), Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management, Affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi (1998-2021).

Academic

  • Individual Research Project on “India through the eyes of the Memsahibs’ depiction of Social and Cultural Life in the British Women’s Writings c. 1700-1900.” by the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR), 2011.
  • Study Material for Resource Management and Conservation: Approaches and Techniques in Conservation of Tourism Resources in ETS-102 Tourism Resources of India. Uttarakhand Open University. Haldwani. 2007.
  • Editor of Rakshitri, Journal of Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management, Affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi 2004-2008.
  • Review of Tourism Course of the Senior Secondary Level at the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) under Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Govt. of India. 2017.
  • Member of the Curriculum Committee for Education at the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) underMinistry of Human Resource and Development, Govt. of India, 2017-2018.
  • Member of the Academic Committee of the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) under Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Govt. of India, 2017-2018.
  • Member of theEditorial Board for the Senior Secondary Course on Tourism (337), Books 1, 2, 3 &4 for National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) under Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Govt. of India.
  • Review and Moderation for Developing Online Test for Heritage India Quiz 2018-2020, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Government of India.

Administrative

  • Deputy Dean, School of Heritage Research and Management, B R Ambedkar University Delhi, October 2021
  • Examination Controller, Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management, Affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi 2004-2011.
  • Library In-charge, Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management Affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi 1999-2011.
  • Secretary Board of Studies, Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management, Affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi 1999-2010.
  • Public Information Officer (PIO) under the Right to Information Act 2005 at Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management, Affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi 2005-2011.

My Zone / Area of Expertise

  • My areas of interest are history and heritage, heritage tourism and culture, and their interface with heritage management.

Publications

Books

  • Social and Cultural Depictions of India c. 1700-1850 (The Memsahibs Narrations). 2013.
  • Joint Editor Triratna: Heritage, Governance and Equity. Vols.I, II, III, IV &V.2003.

Study Material

  • Resource Management and Conservation: Approaches and Techniques in Conservation of Tourism Resources in ETS-102 Tourism Resources of India. Uttarakhand Open University. Haldwani. 2007.

Articles in Edited Books

  • Vajrasuchi of Ashvaghosa- A Manifesto on social Equality. In Awasthi. S; Prasad, Agam; Tripathi R.C. (ed.) Triratna: Heritage, Governance and Equity. Vol.II. 2003.
  • Human Rights, Caste and Vajrasuchiin Kalia, Ashok.K. (ed.) Sanskrit VangamyameinManavadhikar pp.225-235. Lucknow. Akhil Bhartiya Sanskrit Parishad. 2013.
  • The City of Udaipur in the Annals of James Tod in Gaur, Meena (ed) SanskritikVirasat. pp. 349-358. Jodhpur. Rajasthani Granthagar. 2013.
  • The Memsahibs and the Monuments of India: Their Narrations in Srivastava, Prashant(ed.) Indian Culture and Art: Continuity and Change. Vol.I. 2015.
  • Towards an Understanding of the Concept of Heritage in Srivastava, P. (ed.) A Bouquet of Indian Heritage, Research and Management. Vol. II. 2015.
  • Besnagar Pillar Inscription: The Political Idea in Mani-Sushma (Archaeology and Heritage). Vol. I.2015
  • The Theories on the Origin of Kingship in the Samhitas and the Mahabharata in Kumar, Vinay (ed.) Indian Art, Archaeology and Culture. 2018.

Articles in Journals

  • Constantia: The House That Claude Martin Built in Conference Proceedings of theNational Conference on Cultural Identities: Manifestation Through Architecture CIMA 2020.
  • Macaulay’s Minutes: Last Stand of the Orientalists in in History Today. Journal of History and Historical Archaeology. No. 20, 2019.
  • Controversy and Advocacy: The Prelude to the Educational Resolution in the Charter Act of 1813 in History Today. Journal of History and Historical Archaeology. No. 19, 2018.
  • Claude Martin of Lucknow: A Small Chapter from the Heritage of Lucknow in SaṁskṛtiSandhāna. Vol. XXXI No. 2 (July-December 2018)UGC Serial No.1-Journal No. 42486.
  • Daṇḍa: The Principle of State Management in ICONJournal of Archaeology and Culture. Vol.4. 2017.
  • The Ideation of Ecology in Vedic Literature in ICON Journal of Archaeology and Culture. Vol.22015.
  • Sanchi, Curzon and Conservation Policy of India: A Co-Relation in Central India Journal of Historical and Archaeological Research. Vol.1 No.3. 2012.
  • An Anthology of the Reminiscences of the British during 1857in Rakshitri (Journal of DIHRM): Vol.IV . (Special Issue) 1857: A Study. 2008.
  • Parliament House: Symbol of India’s Transition from Colony to Republic in Rakshitri (Journal of DIHRM): Vol. II. Imperial Delhi.2005.
  • Colonial Arts and Aesthetics in Rakshitri(Journal of DIHRM) : Vol. III. Arts and Aesthetics in Indian Perspective. 2006.
  • Interpretation in Heritage in Rakshitri (Journal of DIHRM): Vol. I. Issue-2. 2004
  • Heritage Commodification vis-à-vis Conservation in Rakshitri (Journal of DIHRM): Vol. I 2004

Seminar / Conferences

Seminars

  • Constantia: The House That Claude Martin Built at the National Conference on Cultural Identities: Manifestation Through Architecture (CIMA 2020), 27-28 November 2020. Organised by the Vastu Kala Academy, College of Architecture and the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi.
  • Ocimum Sanctum: Sacredness and Symbolism at the International Seminar on Symbols in Indian Art and Culture: A Global Perspective (From Vedic to Modern Times), 04-05 April 2019, at Varanasi; organised by Manav Sanskriti SodhSanasthan, Varanasi, National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation & Museology, New Delhi and IGNOU, Regional Centre, Varanasi.
  • Claude Martin of Lucknow: A Small Chapter from the Heritage of Lucknow at the International Seminar on Foreign Interactions and Globalisation of Indian Art and Culture (08-10 April 2018) at Varanasi; organised by the Manava SanskritiSodhSansthana, National Museum Institute of Art, Conservation and Museology, New Delhi and B.R. Publishing Corp. New Delhi
  • A Chronological Outline into the beginning of the Study of Ancient Sanskrit Literature at the National Seminar on History, Culture and Archaeology in Medieval India (22-23 February 2018) at Panna, Madhya Pradesh; organised by Vidya Career Research Foundation. Central India Journal of Historical and Archaeological Research and Madhya Pradesh Itihas Parishad.
  • Saṁskāras: The Ancient Indian Guide to Cultural and Physiological Well-being at the National Seminar of Akhil Bhartiya Sanskrit Parishad, Lucknow. 2015.
  • Joint-author of Paper on Literary and Archaeological Investigations on Funeral Practises during Harappan Times (October 2013) at the International Conference on Harappan Archaeology Chandigarh. India. Organised by the Archaeological Survey of India.
  • Presented a paper on “Disaster Management and Museums: Some Reflections” at the Workshop on Management of Small Museums and Memorials, hosted by Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial, Delhi. 2006.

Projects

  • Individual Research Project on “India through the eyes of the Memsahibs’ depiction of Social and Cultural Life in the British Women’s Writings c. 1700-1900.” by the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR), 2011.
  • Field and research work for the District of “New Delhi”, “Documentation of Delhi’s Heritage: New Delhi District”, an institutional project of Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management (DIHRM).( 2002- 2004).
  • Mounted an Exhibition on Heritage Awareness at Janki Devi College, Delhi University; undertaken by DIHRM.
  • Assisted in the preparation ‘Proposal for Ghalib’s Haveli and Memorial, Gali Kasim Jan, Delhi’, 2002(an institutional project of DIHRM with ASI.)
  • Assisted in the preparation “Neharwali Haveli (The ancestral home of H.E. Pervaz Mussharaff)and mounting of an exhibition in 2001, as project of DIHRM.
  • Assisted in the preparation Integrated Development Plan for Kalkaji Temple, New Delhi. An institutional project of DIHRM.
  • Assisted in the preparation ‘Red Fort: Integrated Development Plan. Pre-feasibility Report’. November 1999as institutional project of DIHRM.