Prof. Dr. Susmita Pande

Current Professor & Head of Dept. of History at Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Hindi University (ABVHU), Bhopal (M.P.) India. She is associated with Research Institute at ABVHU. Professor and Head in the School of Studies in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Vikram University, Ujjain (India) until January 2014. Her important books include "Bhakti: Doctrines Art & Culture as in Vaishnava Puranas" (Raka Prakashan, Allahabad), "Birth of Bhakti in Indian Religions & Art" (Books & Books, New Delhi), "Mediaeval Bhakti Movement" (Kusumanjali Prakashan, Meerut), "Samaj, Arthik Vyavastha Evam Dharma" (M.P. Hindi Grantha Academy, Bhopal), "Rajnaitik Itihas Aur Sansthayen" (M.P. Hindi Grantha Academy, Bhopal ) and "Bhartiya Sanskriti" (M.P. Hindi Grantha Academy),"Revisiting Bhakti" (B.R. Publishing Corporation, Delhi). She has been the editor of many books including "Paleography, Epigraphy and Numismatics", "Pre and Proto History of India", "Ancient Indian Art & Architecture, Archeological Techniques", "India's Cultural relations with South East Asia", "Ancient Indian Art & Social Reality" (B.R. Publishing Corporation, Delhi) and also of the research journal, Prachya Pratibha. Dr. Pande is also a member of many academic bodies such as the Board of Studies of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishvavidyalaya and was Chairman of the Central Board of Studies for Ancient History Higher Education Government of M.P. and a member of the executive committee of the National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities (ASI) in Madhya Pradesh.