B.A. Jainarayan Vyas University; M.A.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. J.N.U.
Dr. Khinvraj Jangid is Assistant Professor & Faculty Coordinator of Jindal Center for Israel Studies. Dr. Khinvraj holds PhD in Politics from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has Bachelors Degree in Political Science, History and English Literature from Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. His PhD work explored the episode of revisionist history-writing in Israel of the first Arab-Israel War, 1948. The rise of the New History, its interventions in the 1990s in the Israeli Historiography and its relevance for the understanding of the Arab-Israel conflict are the key issues which he looked into. His PhD work was selected for the prestigious international Sylff Award (2009-2012) by the Tokyo Foundation, Japan.
He spent a semester at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel for the field work of his research. Post PhD, he is working on the two research areas. First is to compare the Israeli and Indian historiography and examine the nature of revisionist history-writing of the two. India and Israel, being born in the late parts of the 1940s, have emerged as strong nation-states in Asia. The questions through the prism of history such as nationalism, secularism and identity of the state are common in the political debates of the two. Second is to look into the history of practice of the Indian diplomacy and the theory. Much of the discourse on the theory has been centred upon the works of Kautiliya. I want to explore the Indian epics, myths or folklore and see what ideas they contribute.
Before joining JGU, he taught for a semester (2014) at Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Since 2010, he also has been visiting faculty at the Indian Society of International Law, V K Krishna Menon Bhawan, New Delhi. Dr. Khinvraj holds life-long membership of Tokyo Foundation as Sylff Fellow for his academic and research pursuits.