PhD awarded under my guidance
Dr. Lekha Pillai
Muhsina Noohu– Kanjirappalitham, the commodity, community and the region- This dissertation problematised the cultural tagging of the region, Kanjirappally within the context of the spread of rubber plantations and the cultural hegemony of the syrian christian community. Muhsina Noohu won the prestigious Prof M P Paul award for the best dissertation in history submitted from the universities and colleges of Kerala. Muhsina Noohu is pursuing her doctoral dissertation in MG University.
Jijo Jayaraj- Jijo’s dissertation was on the history of Munnar, a hill station in Kerala where the land was reconfigured for the opening of tea plantations in the erstwhile native state of Travancore. He has taken the problem for his doctoral research. He is a research fellow of Kerala Council for Historical Resaerch and has received academic grant from ICHR for data collection.
Radhika Lal- Radhika worked on film history using insightful theoretical strands from post modernism, especially conceptual apparatus of historical film in analysing Iyyobinte Pusthakam as a historical film that portrays complex social histories of the hill station in Kerala, Munnar. She has received certification of outstanding thesis from Prof M P Paul Foundation, Calicut. She is a doctoral student in film history affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University.
Nayana Babu – Nayana worked on the local history of Gothuruthu through oral historical methodology. She has examined the making of a Thuruthu culture against the broad context of geo history and social changes. She has received certification of outstanding thesis from Prof M P Paul Foundation, Calicut. It is interesting to note that her MA Dissertation is a continuation from her BA project and that she hails from the locality.