MIDC Road Complex, Gadchiroli-442605, MH.(India)

Gondwana University, Gadchiroli

MIDC Road Complex, Gadchiroli-442605,MH.(India)

About Department

The Post Graduate Teaching Department of History is one of the regular Department of University which was established in 2011. It is a composite department teaching varied courses in Indian History, Non-Indian History giving emphases to emerging areas like social History, intellectual History and subaltern History. Department of History unanimously persuaded multifaceted terrain of research. Nevertheless it has chosen to give emphasis to history of Deccan. Present faculty is engaged in the various aspects of Deccan History ranging from Ancient to Modern. In modern history, department and faculties deeply engaged in unfolding nuance history of Berar and todays Vidarbha.  
The university is located in highly tribal populated area and labouring class working in Asia's biggest Thermal Power Station industry. This region is full of potentials to explore oral history of and around of this region. Composed by variety of languages, Gondi, Madiya, telagu are spoken in this region along with Marathi. The Department of History of the Gondwana University is one of the very few University in the entire country who is trying to build archives on tribal history which will collect and preserved oral, written and material history. It has yielded remarkable artefacts of the medieval times and a variety of temples and structural edifices. In view of the rich oral, archaeological, artistic and historical potential of this region. The Department made beginning in collecting objects of artistic and historical value as a curriculum. The present collection includes tribal artefacts.

Department offers M.A., Ph. D courses in History. The department has four Ph.D supervisor. The Post Graduate Teaching Department of History is engaged in exploring tribal, dalit, gender, peasant and labour related research along with Art Architecture, Archaeology, Gond History, Maratha History, Modern Maharashtra and foreign History. In view of research interest of faculty and research students of this region, department of history has chosen History of Deccan as a thrust area of Department. Within this larger area of Deccan region the department is inclined towards history of Vidarbha. History of Vidarbha is a multifaceted research area with manifold problematic of studying a region from ancient to modern periods, flexible enough to accommodate early history of Vidarbha, Medieval Vidarbha, and vibrant history of Gonds to Marathas and of colonial western India. The faculties taking various topics like Tribal history: Gond history, oral history, Social History: caste and gender movements, intellectual History; philosophical and ideological genealogy; Economic History: Labour, Working Class movement,Trade and Urbanization, Historiography, studies of emancipation: women’s movement, peasant and Dalit Movement, Political history: Statehood for Vidarbha and the history of Indian National Congress in Vidarbha.