Curriculum Vitæ de Muzaffar ALAM
High School: Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, (Subjects: History, English, Hindi, General Science, Civics, Urdu), 1964, 1st Division, 1st Position.
Bachelor's Degree: Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, B.A. (History, Political Science), 1967. 1st Division, 1st Position.
Master's Degree: Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, M.A. in History (Specialisation: Medieval India), 1969, 1st Division, 1st Position.
Master of Philosophy: Aligarh Muslim University, M.Phil. in Medieval Indian History, 1970 (Dissertation: 'A critical edition of Tazkirat us-Salatin Chaghta, portion dealing with post-Aurangzeb period').
Doctoral Degree; Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1976 (Thesis: 'The Mughal Centre and the Subas of Awadh and the Punjab, 1707-1748').
Also holds a fazilat degree from Dar ul-Ulum, Deoband.
Languages: Urdu, Hindi, Arabic, Persian and English.
PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS HELD
Assistant Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1971-1979.
Associate Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1979-1987.
Professor of Medieval Indian History, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1987-2001.
Professor, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, 2001-.
FELLOWSHIPS AND SHORT-TERM VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS
U.G.C. Reseach Fellow at the Department of History, Aligarh Muslim University, 1969-71.
Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow in 1981-82, Department of History, King`s College, London.
Fellow, Maison des Sciences de l`Homme, Paris, July-August, 1982 and June-July, 1986.
Gorvernment of India (University Grants Commission) fellow under the Indo-USSR Cultural Exchange Programme to work in Tashkent, Dushambe and St. Petersburg Oriental Institutes libraries, July-August 1987.
Fellow, Kern Institute of Indology, University of Lieden, Holland, July, 1989 and May, 1995.
Maitre de Conference, College de France, Paris, January 1993- February, 1994.
Visiting Professor, Centre of Non-Western Studies, University of Lieden, Holland, April-June 1994.
Guest Professor, Department of History, Wisconsin University, Madison, USA, May, 1994.
Charles Wallace Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, July-August, 1994.
Visiting Professor, Department of History, Centre of South Asia Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA, October-November, 1994.
Directeur d`Etudes Associe, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, May-June, 1997.
Visiting Professor, Maison des Sciences de l`Homme, Paris, June-July, 1998.
Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, October-December, 2000 and May-July, 2001
COURSES TAUGHT AT THE CENTRE OF HISTORICAL STUDIES, JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY, NEW DEHLI
(a) M.A. (Lecture Courses)
(1)Political History and Administration Institutions under the Sultans of Delhi (Khalji and Tughlaqs): SH502. (2&3) Political History and Administrative Institutions under the Mughals (17th and early 18th centuries): SH505&525.(4) Religion and Society in Medieval India: SH534. (5) Feudalism (Portion dealing with India): SH500.
(b) M.A. (Seminar courses)
(1)Composition and Organisation of Mughal Nobility: SH520. (2) Aspects of Social History of Medieval India (Zamindars and Madad-1 maash Holders): SH534. (3) Nature of `Successor state` in 18th Century India: SH537.
(c) M. Phil./Ph.D. (Seminar courses)
(1) Intensive Study of the History of a Region (18th century North India): SH633. (2) State Formation in medieval India: SH644. (3) Religious Ideology and Social Organization: SH633. (4) Literature annd Society in Medieval India: SH640.
Supervised and guided M.Phil. and Ph. D. dissertations on social and political history of medieval and early modern India.
Supervised a project on theInstitutions of Islamic learning (madrasas and maktabs) in India, sponsored by the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Chandigarh. The project has been completed and published in 1989.
HONORARY AND ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS
Associate Editor, Studies in History, (New Series), New Delhi.
Member of the Advisory Board, Journal of Economic aand Social History of the Orient, Lieden.
Member of the Editorial Committee, Oxford in India Readings, Themes in Indian History, Oxford University Press, Delhi.
Coordinator, Medieval Indian History Unit, Centre for Historical studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1994-98.
Chairperson, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1998-2000.
Elected President, Medieval Section, Indian History Congress, 1999