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Faculty Profile

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Dr. Sima Yadav

Qualification

  • B.A. in Ancient Indian History, culture and Archaeology from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in 1994.
  • M.A. in Ancient Indian History, culture and Archaeology from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in1996.
  • Ph.D.from MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly in June 2002.

Past Experience

  • Joined Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management (DIHRM) in December 1998 as Assistant Professor/Lecturer.
  • Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management merged with Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Delhi in June 2021 as School of Heritage Research and Management (SHRM)now serving asAssistant Professorfrom June 2021 onwards at SHRM AUD.

My Zone / Area of Expertise

  • My interest areas are developmental and comparative research on World Civilizations, Ancient Trade Routes and Cultural Interactions.
  • Focus areas are multi-disciplinary research in History and Heritage Management related subjects.
  • Specialised in Protohistoric and Historic Archaeology, Economic History, Ancient Indian History, Culture, and Religion.

Publications

Books:

  • 2009, Yadav, S. The fateful fourth Generation. India First Foundation, New Delhi, ISBN No: 978-81-89072-99-5
  • 2005, Yadav, S. The Myth of Indian Feudalism. B.R. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, ISBN No: 81-7646-465-1
  • 2003, Yadav, S. India and the World(Medieval Period) a textbook for class VII, jointly authored. NCERT New Delhi, ISBN No: 81-7450-137-1
  • 2002, Yadav, S. India and the World (Ancient Period) a textbook for class VI, jointly authored. NCERT New Delhi, ISBN No: 81-7450-007-3

Articles in Edited Books:

  • 2020, ‘Role of Merchants in Pre-colonial India: A study’ in Art, Archaeology, and Museology(Ed) Dilip Kumar (vols.-I), pp.319-326, ISSN, 9789388789479, B.R Publishing corporation. New Delhi.
  • 2018, ‘Aspects of Agriculture and Agricultural Tax and Revenue’ (A D 600—1300), In History of Ancient India, Economy: Agriculture, Crafts, and Trade, vol. VII. (Ed.) D.K. Chakrabarty, pp.35-76, Vivekananda International Foundation and Aryan Publishers, New Delhi, ISBN No. 978-81-7305-484-6.
  • 2018, ‘Crafts and Industries of Ancient Northern India’ In History of Ancient India, Economy: Agriculture, Crafts, and Trade, vol. VII. (Ed.) D.K. Chakrabarty, pp. 77-90, Vivekananda International Foundation and Aryan Publishers, New Delhi, ISBN No. 978-81-7305-484-6.
  • 2018, ‘Understanding of Historical Eras: Through Archaeology’ in Indian Art, Archaeology and Culture, (Ed.), Kumar Vinay, pp.123-129, B.R. Publishers New Delhi. ISBN: 9789387587380
  • 2015, ‘Democratic Traditions of Ancient India’in Mani Sushma: Archaeologyand Heritage, Dr. B.R. Mani Felicitation, vol. II. (Eds.), Kumar, Vinay and Brijesh Rawat. pp. 349-358, B.R. Publishers New Delhi, ISBN No: 9789350502259
  • 2014, 7 Chapters on the followingsubjects: ‘The Gurjara Pratihara’ (pp.3-27), ‘The Paramaras’(pp.28-73), The Chandellas’ (pp.74-109),‘The Kalchuris’ (pp.110-132), ‘Shahis of Afghanistan’ (pp.426-440), ‘Invasions of Ghaznavids’ (pp. 441-459) ‘Mohammad Ghori and establishment of Muslim Rule’ (pp.460-467), InHistory of Ancient India, Administration Political History and c. A.D. 750-1300.vol. V. (Eds.) D.K. Chakravarty and Makkhan Lal. Vivekananda International Foundation and Aryan Publishers, New Delhi. ISBN No. 978-81-7305-484-6.

Articles in Journals:

  • 2018, “Famous Ayurvedic Physicians of Ancient India” in ICONJournal of Archaeology and Culture, vol. 5, pp. 105—115, ISSN: 2347-7032
  • 2017, ‘Various streams of Pedagogic Instructions in Ancient India’ in ICON Journal of Archaeology and Culture, vol. 4, pp.211-220, ISSN: 2347-7032.
  • 2015, ‘Land Charters of Pala Dynasty and their Interpretation’ in ICON,journal of Archaeology and Culture, vol.2, pp.37-41, ISSN: 2347-7032.
  • 2009, ‘Mutiny at Two Centres: Meerut and Cawnpore’, in Rakshitri (Journalof DIHRM) special issue, pp.23-41.
  • 2009, ‘Ancient Indian Education System that was uprooted by theBritish’ in Itihas Darpan, Vol. XIV (2), ISSN: 0974-3065.
  • 2004, ‘Archaeological Heritage Management inRakshitri (Journal ofDIHRM), vol. I issue 2, pp.13-16.

Official Reports, Surveys, Completed Research Projects and Consultancies, etc:

  • Participated in Integrated Development Plan for Lal Qila undertaken by DIHRM, New Delhi.
  • Participated in Integrated Development Plan for Kalka Ji Temple undertaken by DIHRM, New Delhi.
  • Participated in Conservation of Ghalib Haveli, by DIHRM, New Delhi.
  • Conducting independent research-cum-documentation of Built Heritage of Central Delhi and Shahjahanabad under the major project “Documentation of Delhi’s Heritage” undertaken by the DIHRM.
  • Involve in the documentation and participated in an exhibition of Nehar Wali Haveli, undertaken by DIHRM for the visit of the President of Pakistan, Mr. Pervez Musharraf.
  • Participated in Heritage Awareness Exhibition in Janaki Devi College, DU, undertaken by DIHRM, New Delhi.
  • Participated in various field visits, educational tours, workshops, exhibitions, etc. organized by DIHRM.

Paper Taught at DIHRM:

  • India and the World: Through the Ages (continuing)
  • Trade Routes and Cultural Interactions (continuing)
  • Historical Archaeology (continuing)
  • Epigraphy and Numismatic
  • Proto-Historic Cultures and Vedic Age (continuing)

Scholarship/ Fellowship:

  • Merit Scholarship at M.A. Level awarded by the Aligarh Muslim University for the years 1994-95 and 1995-96
  • Suhail Memorial Award for standing First rank in M.A. 1996
  • Junior Research Fellowship/NET of University Grants Commission (June 1996)

Members of Professional Bodies:

  • World Archaeological Congress, London, U.K.
  • Life member of Indian Archaeological Society, New Delhi.
  • Life member of International Forum for Indian Heritage, New Delhi/Kotagiri(Nilgiris) Tamilnadu.
  • Life Member of Museum Association of India, New Delhi

Workshops/ Orientation Programme / Refresher course:

  • 2021 Attended 2-week Interdisciplinary Refresher Course Bilingual (online) on “The Quintessential Educator- Challenges and Opportunities in the Changing world” organized by ARSD College and TLC Ramanujan College University of Delhi from 23 August- 06 September 2021.
  • 2021 Attended 2-week Interdisciplinary online Refresher Course/Faculty Development Programme (online) on “Managing Online Classes & Co-creating MOOCS 7.0” organized by TLC Ramanujan College, University of Delhi and CMS College Kottayam, Kerala from 05-19 August 2021.
  • 2021 Attended 2 weeks Interdisciplinary Refresher Course, “Cinema, Society and Education” organized by ARSD college University of Delhi from 6-19 April 2021.
  • 2021 Attended 2 weeks 37th Refresher Course in History (online) at Jawaharlal Nehru University, from 08 March to 20 March 2021.
  • 2021 Attended National workshop (6days) on Conservation and Preservation of Heritage: tools and Techniques under RUSA MHRD Project 2.0, “Evolving Strategies of Conserving Cultural Heritage of Udaipur” from 18 -23 February 2021, organized by Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur
  • 2018 Attended 4 weeks Orientation Programme111th at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, from 08 October to 02 November 2018
  • 2012 Attended workshop/ International conference on Rock Art organized by IGNCA, New Delhi, 06-13 December 2012.
  • 2001 Attended workshop on Brahmi Lipi organized by Bharat Sanskrit Samavya and Kund Kund Bharati Sodh Sansthan, New Delhi, 08-14 January 2001.

Organized/ Coordinated Archaeological/ Conservation Field Visits.

  • 2020 Organized/coordinated archaeologicalfield training/exploration/excavations in Haryana (Sirsa, Tigrana Rakhigarhi, Banavali, Kunal, Bhirrana, Agroha, Hansi, etc.) for Master’s students.
  • 2019Coordinated the practical training on “Conservation of Art Objects” held at NRLC training institute at Lucknow from 04 March to 16 March 2019 for Master students.
  • 2019Organized/coordinatedarchaeological training/exploration/excavations in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh (Hastinapur, Sardhana, Sinauli, Rakhigarhi, Banavali, Kunal, Bhirrana, Agroha, etc.) for Master’s students.
  • 2018 Coordinated the practical training on “Conservation of Art Objects” held at NRLC training institute at Lucknow from 05 March to 16 March 2018 for Master’s students.
  • 2018Organized/coordinated archaeological fieldtraining/exploration/excavations in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh (Sinauli, Varnavart, Rakhigarhi, Banavali, Kunal, Bhirrana, Agroha, etc.) for Master’s students.
  • 2003 Organized/Coordinated field training to the heritage sites of Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra for Masters students.
  • 2000 Organized/Coordinated field training to the heritage sites of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra for Masters students.
  • 1996 to attend the XII Congress of International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences, held in Forli, Italy, 8-14 September 1996.
  • 1996 to see the British Museum, London Institute of Archaeology, National History Museum, London and Library work in Cambridge University, U.K.15-22 September 1996
  • 1996 to see Metropolitan Museum and Natural History Museum, New York and Boston Museum U.S.A. 26 September 3 October 1996.

Seminar / Conferences

International and National Conferences/Seminars:

  • 2018. ‘Nature of Indian foreign Trade during Medieval Period’ Paper presented in International Seminar on “Foreign Interaction and Globalization of Indian Art and culture (from Vedic to Modern times)” held on 8th -10th April 2018 at Varanasi, organized by Manav Sanskrit Sodh Sansthan, Varanasi, National Museum Institute, New Delhi, and B.R. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, 8-10 April 2018.
  • 1996. ‘Economic Implications of the Land Grants (from 400 A.D. to 1000 A.D.)’ Paper presented at XXVIII Annual Conference of Indian Archaeological Society held at Centre for Training and Research in History, Archaeology and Palaeoenvironment, New Delhi, 24-26 November 1996.
  • 1996. ‘From Village to Empire in South Asia’. Paper presented in XIII Congress of International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Science, held in Forli, Italy, 8-14 September 1996.
  • 4. 2018 Chaired a session in the International Seminar on ‘Foreign Interactions and Globalization of Indian Art and Culture, From Vedic to Modern Times’, organized by Manav Sanskrit Sodh Sansthan, Varanasi, National Museum Institute, New Delhi and B.R. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, 8-10 April 2018.

Participation in:

  • 1994, Indian History Congress Session held at Aligarh Muslim University, December 1994
  • 1996, XXVIII Annual Conference of Indian Archaeological Society and XIV Annual Conference of Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Centre for Training and Research in History, Archaeology and Paleoenvironment, New Delhi, 24-26 November 1996.
  • 2000, International Seminar on Relevance of Ancient Classic in the new millennium, Bareilly, 5-8 February 2000.
  • 2000, XXXIV Annual conferences of Indian Archaeological Society, XXVII Annual Conference of Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Centre and XXIV Annual Conference of Indian History and Culture, New Delhi 1-3 December 2000.
  • 2001, World Sanskrit Conference, organized by Sanskrit Vidhyapith, New Delhi 5-9 April 2001.
  • 2001, National Seminar on Archaeology and Culture of Gangetic Plains, Bareilly, 12-13 April 2001.
  • 2002, National Seminar on the Homeland of Indo-European Language and Culture, 7-9th January 2002, New Delhi.
  • 2002, Indian Philosophy and Value Oriented Education, IFIH, 7-9 April 2002, New Delhi.
  • 2003, Philosophy of Indian Art and Value Oriented Education, IFIH, 17-19 Jan. 2003, New Delhi.
  • 2003, Philosophy of Indian Music and Value Oriented Education, IFIH, 7-9 February 2003, New Delhi.
  • 2008, Global Foundation for Civilization Harmony held on 22.1.2008, New Delhi
  • 2010, International Seminar on ‘How deep are the Roots of Indian Civilization?AnArchaeological andHistorical Perspective’ organized by Draupadi Trust on 26-27 Nov. 2010, New Delhi.
  • 2012, International Seminar on ‘The Mahabharata: Its Historicity, Antiquity, Evolution, and Impact on Civilization’ organized by Draupadi Trust on 23-24 April 2012.
  • 2013, International Conference on “Revisiting the Silk Road” organized by JNU on 5-7 Nov. 2013, New Delhi.
  • 2013, International Conference on Rock Art organized by IGNCA on 6-13 Dec. 2013, New Delhi.
  • 2014, International Seminar on “Culture as a Tool of Urban Development”organized by Aga Khan Trust, Ford Foundation Urban Development Ministry of India on 23-24 Jan. 2014, New Delhi.
  • 2015, National Seminar organized by Vivekananda International Foundationand Archaeological Survey of India. “Indian Civilization 2000-500 B.C.” held on 17-18 June 2015, New Delhi
  • 2018,10th-anniversary Seminar on Cultural Properties preservation and utilization of Cultural Sites and Gardens. Organized by Fukuoka Prefectural Government cultural heritage department, on 17 January 2018, New Delhi.
  • 2018, International Seminar on “Foreign Interaction and Globalization of Indian Art and culture (from Vedic to Modern times)” held on 8th -10th April 2018 at Varanasi.
  • 2021, International Webinar on “Heritage Management and Sustainable habitat”, organized by Centre for Sustainable Habitat of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar Punjab on 18 April 2021
  • 2021, International Webinar on “Holi: A Custodian of Vibrant IndianValues and Culture “organized by Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur and Indus International Research Foundation, New Delhi, 11-12 June 2021.
  • 2021 National webinar Attended National Virtual conference on “WaterHeritageof India” organized by Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur and Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), 27th-28th August 2021