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Dilip Simeon Papers

Dilip Simeon Papers

Dilip Simeon (born 1950) received a PhD from the University of Delhi in 1992; and taught history at Ramjas College between 1974 and 1994. In 1988, he was elected to the Academic Council of the University. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Sussex, Princeton University, Leiden University, and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, among other institutions in India and abroad. Between 2005 and 2008, he was a senior research fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi.

A range of commentary and writing by Dilip Simeon has been published in edited volumes, academic journals and newspapers. His academic monograph titled ‘The Politics of Labour Under Late Colonialism: Workers, Trade Unions and the State in Chota Nagpur, 1928-1939’, was published in 1995; and his first novel, Revolution Highway appeared in September 2010. He is a member of the executive body of the Association of Indian Labour Historians; and was visiting faculty at Ashoka University's Young India Fellowship diploma course from 2016 to 2022. He is currently a guest teacher for undergraduate classes at Ashoka University.

About the collection: Dilip Simeon has donated the collection of articles and research papers published in academic journals and edited volumes. These relate to labour history, national movement of India, economic history, tribal issues, caste, gender & society. Theoretical articles on conflict resolution, Marxism, documents on Narmada Bachao Andolan, book reviews and printed material also form a part of the collection. The papers provide source material for the study of economic, social and political movements across the world. (Catalogue available)

Donor: Prof. Dilip Simeon
Acquisition: 2022