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Dr. Sweta Singh

Assistant Professor, History

sweta.singh1@sharda.ac.in

About

Sweta Singh is an Assistant professor of History at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She is an M.Phil and Ph.D. in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has completed her Masters in History from Banaras Hindu University. Her PhD. thesis delves into Jewish diaspora of Cochin and various social, cultural and economic aspects related to the Jewish community.  She has worked as a Research Assistant with a Delhi based NGO: Centre for Social Research. She specializes in Indian Medieval History. Her research interests include (but are not limited to) Maritime History, study of the Cochin(Malabar) Jewish Diaspora, Indian Ocean trade and community, Jewish history, migration and gender etc. Sweta has presented her work at various national and international conferences. Her research papers have been published in Indian History Congress and Social Sciences International Research Journal. Her upcoming publication is a chapter in an e-book: Yeni Israiliyat: Doguda Yahudive Israil Calismalari, Selcuk University, Turkey.

Experience
  • First Stint
Qualification
  • Ph.D.-History
Research

  • Title of Research Paper: Reflection of Malabar Jews History in the Archaeological Publisher: Social Sciences International Research Journal, 2017
  • Title of Research Paper: From Mediterranean to Indian Ocean: Expansion of Jewish Mercantile Indian Diaspora Publisher: 75th Proceedings, Indian History Congress, 2015
  • Title of Research Paper: The Unique Case of Master-Servant Relationship among Jews from Mediterranean to Malabar: 1000-1300 C.E (This paper is soon to be published in an edited volume of the three year project under European Research Council)
  • Title of Research Paper: In the Search of History and Identity: The Malabari or Black Jewish Community of India (soon to be published)
  • Tittle of Book Chapter: Cochin Jewish Community of India: Arrival, Evolvement and Downfall (proposed to publish as  E book form, edited by Muhammed Mustafa Kulu, Selcuk University, Department of International Relation)

Area of Interest

  • Maritime History
  • Study of the Cochin (Malabar) Jewish Diaspora
  • Indian Ocean  trade and community
  • Jewish History
  • Migration and Gender history