Faculty Profile


Name : Najaf  Haider
Designation : Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : Centre for Historical Studies
School of Social Sciences
Room No : 319, SSS-III
Off. Phone : 91-11-26704567
Residence : 9871575587
Email : nhaider@mail.jnu.ac.in   snajafhaider@gmail.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in/Faculty/najafhaider/cv.pdf


D.Phil., University of Oxford, 1997 

Areas of Interest/Specialization

History of money, banking, credit and international exchange, history of book production and circulation, history of secretarial classes, history of Delhi 


Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2010-
Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2004-2010
Lecturer of Medieval Asian History, University of Delhi, 1998-2004 

Awards & Honours

* Recipient of a University with Potential for Excellence (UPE II) grant for the project entitled “Memoirs, History and Visual Representation - a study of texts and images from European Archives” (with Dhir Sarangi and Kavita Singh)
* Erasmus Mundus Fellow, University of Vienna, 2014
* Samir Shamma Fellow, St Cross College, University of Oxford, 2013
* Visiting Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, 2008
* HERMES Postdoctoral Fellow, Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris, 2007
* Indo-French Exchange Fellow, Indian Council of Historical Research and Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris, 2006
* Visiting Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla , 2005
* Proxime accessit, Frere Exhibition for Indian Studies, University of Oxford, 1994
* Overseas Research Student Award, Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals, U.K., 1992-93 * INLAKS Fellow, University of Oxford, 1990-93 

International Collaboration/Consultancy


Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

1. 'Justice and Political Authority in Medieval Indian Islam', Justice: Political, Social, Juridical, eds. Rajeev Bhargava, Michael Dusche and Helmut Reifeld (Sage, 2008).

2. 'Structure and Movement of Wages in the Mughal Empire', Wages and Currency: Global and Historical Comparisons, ed. Jan Lucassen (Amsterdam, 2008).

3. 'A Holi Riot of 1714: Versions from Ahmadabad and Delhi', Living Together Separately: Cultural India in History and Politics, eds. Mushirul Hasan and Asim Roy (Oxford University Press, 2005)

4. 'The Quantity Theory and Mughal Monetary History', Journal of Medieval History, vol. 2, no. 2 (1999)

5. 'Precious Metal Flows and Currency circulation in the Mughal Empire', Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient: Special Issue 'Money in the Orient' (Leiden, June 1996) 

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)

1. Chapters on 'Coinage and the Silver Crisis' and 'Foreign Trade of India' in Economic History of Medieval India (1200-1500), ed. Irfan Habib, (Pearson, 2011)

2. 'Book Production and Preservation in Mughal India', Journal of the Asiatic Society (vol. 52, no. 1, 2010)

3. 'Standardization and Empire: A Study of the Exchange Rates of Mughal Currencies', Mind over Matter. Essays on Mentalities in Medieval India, eds. Eugenia Vanina and D. N. Jha (Tulika, 2009) 

Patents (if any)