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Pranav Gulukota

Current/Former HGSA Member

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Email    pranavgulukota6@g.ucla.edu
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I am a PhD student interested in the social, political, and intellectual history of twentieth century South India, with particular interest in anticolonial movements, the Telangana Rebellion, and the Dravidian movement.

Field of Study

South and Southeast Asia


South Asia; South India


"Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan: The Environmental Politics of India's Green Revolution", Defining Environments: Critical Studies in the Natural World, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Humanities Research Institute, 2020

Grants and Awards

FLAS, for study of Tamil, Summer 2022

Summer Mentor Research Fellowship, Summer 2022

Conference Presentations

"Political Engineering: River Negotiations Between Hyderabad State and the Madras Presidency," Telugu Studies Conference, University of Pennsylvania, December 2022


Vinay Lal


2021: BA with Highest Distinction in History with minor in Religion and certificate in Undergraduate Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Undergraduate Thesis: "Politics or Pilgrimage: Nationalism and Hindu Pilgrimage in Late Colonial India", 2021)