Selected publications


Aisher, Alex and Damodaran, Vinita (2016) Introduction: human-nature interactions through a multispecies lens. Conservation and Society, 14 (4). pp. 293-304. ISSN 0972-4923

Allan, Rob, Endfield, Georgina, Damodaran, Vinita, Adamson, George, Hannaford, Matthew, Carroll, Fiona, Macdonald, Neil, Groom, Nick, Jones, Julie, Williamson, Fiona, Hendy, Erica, Holper, Paul, Arroyo-Mora, J. Pablo, Hughes, Lorna, Bickers, Robert and Bliuc, Ana-Maria (2016) Toward integrated historical climate research: the example of Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 7 (2). pp. 164-174. ISSN 1757-7780

Basu, Paul and Damodaran, Vinita (2015) Colonial histories of heritage: legislative migrations and the politics of preservation. Past and Present, 226 (Supp10). pp. 240-271. ISSN 0031-2746

Damodaran, Vinita (2013) Gender, race and science in twentieth century India: E.K. Janaki Ammal and the history of science. History of Science, 51 (3). pp. 283-307. ISSN 0073-2753

Damodaran, Vinita (2013) Indigenous agency: customary rights and tribal protection in Eastern India,1830–1930. History Workshop Journal, 76 (1). pp. 85-110. ISSN 1363-3554

Damodaran, Vinita (2007) Famine in Bengal: a comparison of the 1770 famine in Bengal and the 1897 famine in Chotanagpur. Medieval History Journal, 10 (1-2). pp. 143-181. ISSN 0971-9458

Damodaran, Vinita (2006) [Review] N C Durham (2005) Environmentality: technologies of government and the making of subjects. Journal for Asian Studies, 65 (4). pp. 837-838. ISSN 0021-9118

Grove, Richard and Damodaran, Vinita (2006) Imperialism, Intellectual Networks and Environmental Change: Origins and Evolution of Global Environmental History, 1676-2000: Part II. Economic and Political Weekly, 41 (42). pp. 4497-4505. ISSN 0012-9976

Damodaran, Vinita (2006) The politics of marginality and the construction of indigeneity in Chotanagpur. Postcolonial Studies, 9 (2). pp. 179-196. ISSN 1466-1888

Damodaran, Vinita (2006) Colonial constructions of the 'tribe' in India: the case of Chotangapur. Indian Historical Review, 33 (1). pp. 44-76. ISSN 0376-9836

Damodaran, Vinita (2002) Gender, forests and famine in nineteenth century Chotanagpur, India. Indian Journal of Gender Studies, 9 (2). pp. 133-163. ISSN 0971-5215

Damodaran, Vinita (2002) History, landscape and indigeneity in Chotanagpur, 1850-1980. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 25 (2). pp. 77-110. ISSN 0085-6401

Damodaran, Vinita (2001) Empires and images. History of European Ideas, 27 (2). pp. 181-189. ISSN 0191-6599

Damodaran, Vinita (1997) Environment ethnicity and history in Chotanagpur India 1850-1970. Environment and History, 3 (3). pp. 273-298. ISSN 0967-3407

Damodaran, Vinita (1995) Famine in a forest tract: ecological change and the causes of the 1897 famine in Chotanagpur, Northern India. Environment and History, 1 (2). pp. 129-158. ISSN 0967-3407

Damodaran, Vinita (1995) Bihar in the 1940s: Communities, riots and the state. Journal of South Asian Studies, 18 (S001). pp. 153-176. ISSN 0085-6401

Damodaran, Vinita (1992) Azad Dastas and dacoit gangs: The congress and underground activity in Bihar, 1942-44. Modern Asian Studies, 26 (3). pp. 417-450. ISSN 0026-749X

Damodaran, Vinita (1990) Violence in the countryside: agrarian unrest and communal rioting in Bihar 1946. Studies in History, 6 (1). pp. 67-94. ISSN 0257-6430


Damodaran, Vinita (2014) Indigenous forests: the Ho people of Singhbhum 1850-2000. Oxford University Press, Oxford. (Submitted)

Damodaran, Vinita (1993) Broken promises: Popular protest, Indian nationalism and the Congress party in Bihar, 1935-1946. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195629798

Book Section

Damodaran, Vinita (2013) Towards an environmental history of Chotanagpur: the land and the forests of Chotanagpur in the nineteenth century. In: Singh, Lata and Pati, Biswamoy (eds.) Colonial and contemporary Bihar and Jharkhand. Primus, Delhi, pp. 59-90. ISBN 9789380607924

Damodaran, Vinita (2012) Environmental history and empire, a survey of the field. In: Levine, Philippa and Marriott, John (eds.) The Ashgate research companion to modern imperial histories. Ashgate Research Companions . Ashgate. ISBN 9780754664154

Damodaran, Vinita (2012) Colonialism, imperialism and environmental history. In: Encyclopaedia of life support systems. UNESCO Publishing-Eolss Publishers, Oxford.

Damodaran, Vinita (2011) Globalisation and sacred adivasi landscapes of Eastern India. In: Daly, Patrick and Winters, Tim (eds.) Routledge handbook of heritage in Asia. Routledge, pp. 311-327. ISBN 9780415600453

Damodaran, Vinita (2011) Customary rights and resistance in the forests of Singhbhum. In: Rycroft, Daniel J and Dasgupta, Sanqeeta (eds.) The politics of belonging in India: becoming Adivasi. Routledge, pp. 103-118. ISBN 9780415600828

Damodaran, Vinita (2011) The British Raj, Gandhi and his practice of politics in India in the 1930s and 1940s. In: Harris, Mary, Csaba, Levai and Agnarsdottir, Anna (eds.) Global encounters, European identities. Creating links and innovative overviews for a new history research agenda for the citizens of a growing Europe (5). Plus, Pisa. ISBN 9788884927385

Damodaran, Vinita (2009) Globalization and tribal histories in eastern India. In: McNeill, J R, Pádua, José Augusto and Rangarajan, Mahesh (eds.) Environmental history: as if nature existed. Oxford University Press India. ISBN 9780198064480

Damodaran, Vinita (2008) Environment and empire: a major theme in world environmental history. In: Harris N, Mary and Levai, Csaba (eds.) Europe and its empires. Creating links and innovative overviews for a new history research agenda for the citizens of a growing Europe (3). PLUS-Pisa University Press, Pisa, pp. 129-139. ISBN 9788884925572

Damodaran, Vinita (2007) Tribes in Indian history. In: Chakrabarti, Ranjan (ed.) Situating environmental history. Manohar. ISBN 9788173046834

Damodaran, Vinita (2006) Indigenous forests: rights, discourses, and resistance in Chotanagpur, 1860-2002. In: Cederlof, Gunnel and Sivaramakrishnan, K (eds.) Ecological nationalisms: nature, livelihoods, and identities in South Asia. Culture, place, and nature: studies in anthropology and environment . University of Washington Press. ISBN 9780295985312

Damodaran, Vinita (2006) Rights discourses and resistance in Chotangapur. In: Cederlof, Gunnel and Shivaramakrishnan, K (eds.) Ecological nationalisms: nature, livelihoods and identities in South Asia. Culture, place, and nature: studies in anthropology and environment . University of Washington Press, pp. 115-150. ISBN 9780295985312

Damodaran, Vinita (2006) British colonial perceptions of race and tribe in India in the nineteenth century. In: Levai, C (ed.) Europe and the world. Edizoni, pp. 161-175.

Grove, Richard and Damodaran, Vinita (2006) Imperialism and environmental change: unearthing the origins and evolution of global environmental history from Edmond Halley to John Richards: 1676-2000. In: Chakrabarti, Ranjan (ed.) Does environmental history matter?: shikar, subsistence, sustenance, and the sciences. Readers Service, Kolkata, pp. 35-86. ISBN 8187891610

Damodaran, Vinita (1997) Introduction. In: Grove, Richard H, Damodaran, Vinita and Sangwan, Satpal (eds.) Nature and the orient: The environmental history of south and southeast Asia. Studies in social ecology and environmental history . Oxford University Press, pp. 1-26. ISBN 9780195638967

Edited Book

Damodaran, Vinita, Winterbottom, Anna and Lester, Alan, eds. (2014) The East India Company and the natural world. Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History . Palgrave Macmillan, London. ISBN 9781137427267

Damodaran, Vinita, Winterbottom, Anna and Lester, Alan, eds. (2014) East India Company and the natural world. World Environmental history . Palgrave, London. ISBN 9781137427267

Damodaran, Vinita and Unnithan-Kumar, Maya (2004) Postcolonial India: History, Politics and Culture. Manohar.

Edited Special Journal Issue

Aisher, Alex and Damodaran, Vinita, eds. (2016) Human-nature interactions through a multispecies lens. Conservation and Society, 14 (4). ISSN 0972-4923