Faculty Profile


Name : Pius  Malekandathil
Designation : Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : Centre for Historical Studies
School of Social Sciences
Room No : 114
Off. Phone : 26704563
Residence : 9910944476
Email : malekandathil@mail.jnu.ac.in   pius.malekandathil@gmail.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in/Faculty/pius/cv.pdf


M.A; M.Phil; Ph.D and Post-doctoral Research 

Areas of Interest/Specialization

Maritime History, Urban History of Medieval India, Indian Ocean Studies, Religion and Society of South Asia, History of Trade 


22 years 

Awards & Honours

1) Fellowship from Instituto Camões, Lisbon (1991-2) for Research in Portugal
2) Fellowship from DAAD, Bonn, Germany (1996-98) for Research at Heidelberg University
3) John Arancherry Award of 2004 for the book Jornada of D.Alexis Menezes: An Account of he Sixteenth Century Malabar, Kochi, 2003
4) Sectional President for Maritime History & Historiography of 62nd Session of South Indian History Congress, Anantpur,19-21January, 2008
5) Sectional President for Medieval Indian History of 74th Session of Indian History Congress , Cuttack, Orissa, 2013 

International Collaboration/Consultancy

1) Part of the international research project titled "Goa Inquisition - Its norms and procedures of Justice: A Reader of Primary Sources"(under the larger research frame of "History, Memory and Society") with Prof. Teotonio R. de Souza (Universidade de Lusofona, Lisbon) as the chief Research Coordinator, and Prof. Anthony Disney of Melbourne, Dr. Paulo Aranha, European University Institute of Florence, Prof. Fernanda Camargo Moro (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and Pius Malekandathil(JNU) as members of the research team

2) Member of the international research project titled "Cosmopolis: The Roots and Routes of Asian Port-cities" and carried out under the co-ordination of Prof. Jos Gommans(Leiden University, the Netherlands) with a view to exploring the collective memory of Kochi through archives and heritage. The other members of the Research team are Professor Charles Jeurgens (Leiden University), Dr. Lennart Bes (National Archives The Hague), Dr. Bauke van der Pol (Anthropologist, Leiden), Dr.Pius Malekandathil (Jawaharlal Nehru University) and Dr Anjana Singh (Mumbay University). 

Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

1) Pius Malekandathil, The Indian Ocean in the Making of Early Modern India, Manohar Books, New Delhi, 2016, pp.480.

2) Pius Malekandathil and Yogesh Sharma(ed.), Cities of Medieval India, Primus Books, New Delhi, 2015, pp.828+viii

3) Pius Malekandathil, The Mughals, the Portuguese and the Indian Ocean: Changing Imageries of Maritime India, Primus Books, New Delhi, 2012

4) Pius Malekandathil, Maritime India: Trade. Religion and Polity in the Indian Ocean, Primus, New Delhi, 2010

5) Pius Malekandathil, Portuguese Cochin and the Maritime Trade of India, 1500-1663 (A volume in the South Asian Study Series of Heidelberg University, Germany), Manohar, New Delhi, 2001 

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)

1) Pius Malekandathil, "Woman , Church and Syrian Christian Households in Pre-Modern Kerala" in Kumkum Roy(ed.), Looking Within, Looking Without: Exploring Households in the Subcontinent Through the Time, Essays in Memory of Nandita Prasad Sahai , Primus Books, New Delhi, 2014, pp.253-76

2) Pius Malekandathil, "Spatialization and Social Engineering: Role of the Cities of Cochin and Goa in Shaping the Estado da India, 1500-1663" in João Paulo Oliveira e Costa and Vitor Luis Gaspar Rodrigues(ed.), O Estado da India e os Desafios Europeus: Actas do XII Seminario Internacional de Historia Indo-Portuguesa, Lisboa, 2010, pp.301-328

3) Pius Malekandathil, "City in Space and Metaphor: A Study on the Port-city of Goa,1510-1700",in Studies in History, vol.25,1,2010,pp.3-38  

Patents (if any)