Dr. Gopa Sabharwal
Dr Gopa Sabharwal completed her six year tenure as the founding Vice Chancellor of Nalanda University and returned to the College in December 2016. In this position, she was entrusted with the responsibility of giving shape to the vision of establishing a Nalanda for the 21st century – a task that resulted in the successful establishment of a unique international, research focused post-graduate University with a focus on inter-Asian relations.
- Sabharwal, G. (2017). “India Since 1947: The Independent Years” (Revised and Updated). New Delhi: Penguin Random House, India.
- Sabharwal, G. (2007). India since 1947: The Independent Years. New Delhi: Penguin India. (ISBN 9780143102748)
- Sabharwal, G. (2006). Ethnicity and Class: Social Differentiation in an Indian City. Delhi: Oxford University Press. (ISBN 9780195678307
- Sabharwal, G. (2000). The Indian Millennium, A.D. 1000 to A.D.2000. Delhi: Penguin India. (ISBN: 9780140295214)
- Essay titled “Anger is a Short Madness” co-authored with Anjana Sharma in Alok Sarin and Sanjeev Jain edited The Psychological impact of the Partition of India, Sage Publishers, April 2018.
- Essay titled “Negotiating Place and Heritage: Creating Nalanda University” in Anjana Sharma edited, Records, Recoveries, Remnants and Inter-Asian Interconnections: Decoding Cultural Heritage, ISEAS-Yosuf Ishak Institute Nalanda Sriwijaya Centre (ISEAS-NSC), Singapore, March 2018.
- Presented Paper titled “A Social History of Tea: From Unfamiliar to Universal Beverage” at the British Association of Asian Studies Conference 2018, at University of Exeter, UK, April 19, 2018.
- Plenary Talk titled: The Mahabharata Narrative: Locating the Story of Jarasandha of Magadha. , in seminar on The Mahabharata and Inter-Asian Cultures: Transmissions, Adaptations, Performances and Histories, April 6-8, 2017 organized by department of English, University of Delhi in association with IGNCA and the Embassy of Indonesia.
- Invited Chair for Silver Jubilee Lecture by Vinita Damodaran Professor, University of Sussex, Brighton and for the session titled Colonialism and its Varied Impact in the Region., in the International Conference on Bihar and Jharkhand : Shared History to Shared Vision. Patna, March 24-28, 2017, ADRI Silver Jubilee Celebrations 2016-17.
- Speaker at the Session titled: “Higher Education Challenges: Regulation, Policy and Governance” at International Conference on ”Universities of the Future: Knowledge, Innovation and Responsibility” organized by the International Institute for Higher Education Research and Capacity Building (IIHEd) of O.P. Jindal Global University, March 18-20, 2017.
- Delivered the Plenary Talk titled: The Mahabharata Narrative: Locating the Story of Jarasandha of Magadha, at the International Seminar hosted by the Department of English, University of Delhi in association with IGNCA and the Embassy of Indonesia, titled The Mahabharata and Inter-Asian Cultures: Transmissions, Adaptations, Performances and Histories, April 6-8, 2017.
- Seminar on Gandhian Satyagraha and Women’s Movements, organized by Apne AAp at India International Centre, New Delhi. Speaker at the session on Panchayati Raj, Prohibition and Village Development, March 30 2017.
- Invited Chair at the ADRI Silver Jubilee Celebrations 2016-17 International Conference, March 24-28 2017 on Bihar and Jharkhand : Shared History to Shared Vision.
- Chaired the Silver Jubilee Lecture by Professor Vinita Damodaran, University of Sussex, Brighton and also chaired the session titled Colonialism and its Varied Impact in the Region.
- Was a speaker at the Dialogue organized by Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti and The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library on The Netaji and The Mahatma: Trajectories of Nationalism and Blueprints of India on 23 January 2017. Later telecast by Rajya Sabha TV.