Nilima Chitgopekar is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the
Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University. The papers she teaches are, The
History of Early India, The History of the USA and Transformations in History.
Her research, for the most part, has been in the History and Development of
Indian Religions, which she has taught at the post-graduate level for
In her writings and the lectures she delivers , she tries to unravel the
complexity of Hindu gods and goddesses by combining the study of religion with
historical data, which among other things includes, mythology, inscriptions,
iconography and scriptures. More recently she has been testing this data in
conjunction with elements of faith..
A poet, who has been published in anthologies and journals, she has presented
her poems in readings in India and in the USA.