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Munmun Jha

PhD (Glasgow University)

Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences


Research Interest



  • PhD, Glasgow University, Glasgow, 1996
  • M.Phil, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1992
  • M.A., Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1989
  • B.A. (Hons), ST. Stephen's College, Delhi University, Delhi, 1987



  • "India from Indira Gandhi's Emergency." In Encyclopedia of Human Rights, edited by David P. Forsythe. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009, Volume 3, pp.5-16

  • "Child Workers in India: Context and Complexities." In Human Rights Review, Volume 10, Number 2, 2009, pp. 205-218

  • "Ideology, Violence and the Human Rights Movement." In The Indian Journal of Political Science, Volume 67, Numbre 4, October-December 2006, pp. 679-694

  • "Morality, Legality, and Human Rights: Gandhi and Ambedkar in a Rights Framework." In Gandhi Marg, Volume 26, Number 3, October-December 2004, pp. 293-304.2003

  • "Nehru and Civil Liberties in India." In International Journal of Human Rights, Volume 7, Number 3, 2003, pp. 103-115l


  • Charles Wallace Fellowship, awarded by the Charles Wallace India Trust, London. Held at the School of History and Anthropology, Queen's University, Belfast, UK from 1 April to 30 June 2009

  • Human Rights Millennium Award. Conferred by the Indian Institute of Human Rights, New Delhi, December 2000

  • Visiting Professor. Universite Catholoique de Louvain, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, 5 May to 1 June 2000

  • Commonwealth Scholarship to the UK. Awarded by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, London, 1992-1996

  • Several commendation letters from the Senate for excellence in teaching



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