Faculty Profile


Dr. Priyanka Jha


  • Ph. D Doctoral Dissertation: “Politics of Culture: A Comparative study of the writings of Coomaraswamy and Dharmapala” from Centre for Political Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU 2015
  • M. Phil. Thesis: “Politics of Exemplar: The study of the Buddha in the writings of Coomaraswamy” from Centre for Political Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU 2010
  • Masters in Political Science from Centre for Political Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU 2008
  • Graduation in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi 2006

Past Experience

  • Department of Political Science, Sri Venkateshwara College, University of Delhi. (July 2015-Sept 2016) Papers taught : Indian Political Thought, Nationalism in India and Modern South Asia.
  • Academic Counselor, IGNOU for Masters Programme 2015 for the courses :MPS 1 Political theory and MPS IV Comparative Politics
  • Teaching Assistant at Centre for Political Studies, SSS, JNU, Course PO-410N Indian Politics I: Political thought in Modern India.( Monsoon Semester July- Dec 2013)
  • Department of Political Science, ARSD College, University of Delhi.(Feb 2011- April 2015) Papers taught: Comparative Politics, Indian Political Thought and Development Process and Social Movements in Contemporary India.

My Zone / Area of Expertise

Courses offered :

  • Politics in South Asia
  • Political Thought in Contemporary India
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Indian Constitution and Democracy.


  • Granted the Junior Fellowship at the Max Weber Advanced Centre for Cultural and Religious Studies, University of Erfurt,Germany (2017-18)
  • Granted the SMGFR by Ambedkar University for the project titled “ Buddhist Thinkers of Modern India” (2017-18)
  • Awarded Junior Research Fellowship 2008 and Senior Research Fellowship 2011 by University Grants Commission and Qualified the’s National Eligibility Test, University Grants Commission for Lectureship in India, Dec 2008
  • Awarded Certificate of Merit by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for AISSCE 2003 and was awarded National Scholarship of Merit 2003-2006.


  • ‘Institutions of Faith in Resilience Building during Disasters: Church and Communities in Lamka and Churachandpur’ coauthored with GVC Naidu in Development and Disaster Management: A Study of the Northeastern States in India ed Singh Amita, Springer, India , 2018.
  • ‘Religion and culture in nation building and governance of South Asia’ in Governance in South Asia eds Rumki Basu and M Shamshur Rahman, Routledge, London, 2017.
  • Sinhalization of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Journal for Peace Studies, 50 Vol. 21, Issue 2 April - June, 2014, pp 45-63


  • Entries on Ananda K Coomaraswamy and Anagarika Dharmapala in H. M Sanjeev, Makers of South Asia, to be published by Sage, India (Mid 2018 )
  • Entries on Bal Gangadhar Tilak and V D Savarkar in Enclyopedia of Indian Religions (ed) Arvind Sharma, Springer. (Mid 2018)