Nagendra Rao

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence



Lecturer in History


Goa University


Mailing Address

Department of History
Goa University 403206 India

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: 91-0832-2451051

Countries of Specialization


Research Interests

Ancient Indian History, Social and economic history, religious history.
Teaching history of ancient India and planning to publish as many as four
books in the year 2004.


"Gramapaddhatida Aitihasika Maulya" (in Tulu), U.P.Upadhyaya (ed.),
Pattayo, Manipal, 1995, pp. 18-19.

"Gramapaddhatiyante Taulava Brahmanara Itihasa" (in Kannada),
Sugunamala, September, 1996, pp. 31-40.

"The Historical Tradition of South Kanara and the Brahmanical Groups",
Indica, Vol. 35, No. 1., March, 1998, pp. 1-12.

"The Nature of Brahmanical Traditions of India", Samaja Shodhana,
Journal of Mangalore Sociological Association, vol. 8., No.1, March 1999,
pp. 27-32.

"Reconstructing the Social History of South Kanara: A Study of the
Sahyadri Khanda", Indica, Vol. 36, No. 2, September, 1999, pp. 81-88.

"Shivalli: A Brahman Settlement of Dakshina Kannada", Quarterly Journal
of Mythic Society, Vol. XCI, Issue No. 3, July-September, 2000, pp. 72-81.

"Perceptions of Gramapaddhati", Mangalore, November, 2000, pp. 27-34.

"Gramapaddhati Mattu Taulava Brahmana Itihasa", Shivalli Brahmanaru, (in
Kannada), Mumbai, 2001, pp. 23-37.

"The Portuguese and Aspects of Trade in Ports of South Kanara", Pius
M.C. and Jamal Ahmad (eds.), The Portuguese, Indian Ocean and the European
Bridgehead, Fundacao Oriente, June, 2001, pp. 305-323.

"Antiquities and Tradition: Rural Settlements and Brahman Families in
Dakshina Kannada", Quarterly Journal of Mythic Society, Vol.XCII, Nos.
3-4, July-December, 2001, pp. 169-184.

"A Few Brahman Families of South Kanara: A Historical and Cultural
Study", Panneeru, Mangalore, 2002, pp. 16-19.

"The Making of Local Puranas in South Western India: A Study of
Brahmanical Traditions", Pondicherry University Journal of Social Sciences
and Humanities, Vol. 3, No. 1, January, 2002, pp. 75-86.

"Craft Production in Pre-Modern South Kanara", Artha Journal of Social
Sciences", Vol. 1, No. 1, March-August, 2002, pp.10-31.

"The Portuguese and Urbanization in South Coastal Karnataka
1500-1763", Indica, vol. 39, No. 2, September 2002, pp. 145-152.

"Trade and Transport in South Kanara", Artha Journal of Social
Sciences", Vol. 1., No. 2, September 2002 ö February 2003, pp. 149-160.

"Gotras in the Inscriptions of South Kanara", Research Bulletin
Vishveshvaranand Vedic Research Institute, Vol. 1, December 2002, pp.

"Parasurama Tradition and the Theory of Brahmana Kshatriya Alliance in
Ancient India", World Hongming Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 2003, No.

Book Reviews:

Page, Martin, "The First Global Village: How Portugal Changed the
World", Portuguese Studies Review, Volume 10, No. 2, Winter 2002-2003, pp.

Blackmore, Josiah, "Manifest Perdition: Shipwreck Narrative and the
Disruption of Empire", Portuguese Studies Review, Volume 10, No. 2, Winter
2002-2003, pp. 148-149.

Morantz, Toby Elaine, "The White Manâs Gonna Getcha: the Colonial
Challenge to the Crees in Quebec", Anthropological Review Database, April,

R. Champakalakshmi, Kesavan Veluthat and T.R. Venugopalan (eds.),
"State and Society in Pre-modern South India", Artha Journal of Social
Sciences, Volume 2, No. 1, March-August 2003, pp. 129-131.

Shankar Raman, Framing 'Indiaâ': The Colonial Imaginary in Early Modern
Culture, Seventeenth Century News, Fall-Winter 2003, Vol. 61, Nos. 3&4,
pp. 292-295.


Ancient history ; social history ; economic history ; religious history ; ...