Dr. Hemanth Kadambi | Department of History


Dr. Hemanth
Assistant Professor, Archaeology
Department of History and Archaeology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)
D 216 D, Shiv Nadar University
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Educational Qualifications 
Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor USA
Teaching & Research Interests: 


I teach courses such as 'Introduction to Archaeoology', 'Field Methods in Archaeology' , 'Temples, tombs and warriors: a comparative archaeology of China and India', 'Archaeology of Landscapes'

Conferences (Select): 
  • ‘Landscapes of the Early Chalukyas (ca. 500-ca.750 CE): a historical archaeology’, paper presented at the virtual session titled Historical Archaeology of South Asia, at the Society for Historical Archaeology 2021 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology (Jan. 7th, 2021).
  • ‘Pastoralism, archaeology and religion in the southern Deccan: contextual understanding of Early Chalukya landscapes (c. 550-750 CE)’, paper presented at the 48th Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (Oct. 19th, 2019).
  • 'Archaeology and Archives', round table discussion on the 'Idea of the Archive'. Shiv Nadar University Conference, India International Center, New Delhi, India (2019).

Award for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching, SNU Circle of Excellence Awards.

Scholarly Activity

Books & Book Chapters

Book (Edited)

·         Ancient India: identities, boundaries and cultural practices. Edited by Hemanth Kadambi and D.A. Prasanna. Manipal: Manipal Universal Press. (June 2019)