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Dr Murali Krishna Mallepaku

Assistant Professor , Hyderabad campus

Azim Premji School of Education

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Osmania University,
Master of Arts in English with specialisation in English Language Education, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL now EFLU),
M.Phil. in English, CIEFL,
PhD. in English, University of Hyderabad

I am an academic juggler and a fence hitter. I discovered my interest in academics only during my MA in CIEFL in the company of caring teachers and rabid intellectuals! I realised that intellectual labour could fetch global credentials unlike the construction labour of Adda coolie of urban developers! As a high school and college student, I taught the children of Adda coolies in the evenings but none of those children surpassed their immediate circumstances to attain social mobility through education. Luckily, my investment in Education, as I aspired, paid off in landing me in a University teaching profession.

My M.Phil. research project dealt with theorising the experience of schooling and Dalit childhood in rural India using a critical memory framework. For my PhD project, I used an interdisciplinary approach to understand the history of Dalit emancipation through the reading of Dalit Autobiographies.

Prior to joining TISS, Hyderabad campus in 2013, I taught Bachelors and Masters students at Delhi University and Ambedkar University, Delhi.

Social and Educational History of Dalits; Education and Its Margins; Higher Education, Equity and Social Justice; Childhood, Labour and Schooling; Autobiography and Autoethnography Studies; Dalit Studies; Space, Identity and Agency; Theorizing Experience and the Experienced;

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Compilation of Theoretical Debates on Caste and Gender in Telugu' in collaboration with faculty from Cultural Studies, EFLU, Hyderabad. The project was funded by the Research Council, TISS, Mumbai.

  • M.Phil. Education
  • Evolution of Indian Education System
  • MA Education
  • Education, Nation-State and Globalization
  • History of Education
  • Understanding the Field of Education
  • Caste, Tribe and Education
  • BA Social Sciences
  • Understanding Education
  • English Language

Email: murali.krishna[at]tiss[dot]edu



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