FACULTY PROFILE
Dr.G.Samba Siva Reddy
Professor
Department of History & Archaeology
Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa-516003
Andhra Pradesh, India.
Chairman, BOS & Dean, Faculty of Education
+91 9490122461
gsrhistory2014@gmail.com , ss_reddyg@yahoo.com
Qualification :
M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Administrative Positions :
  • 2010-2011 Member, Central Admission Committee
  • 2011-2013 Director, U.G.Examinations
  • 2013-2015 Controller of Examinations
  • 2014 Registrar i/c
  • 2018 July onwards Vice Principal & Additional Chief Warden
Teaching Experience:
32 years
Areas of specialization:
Communalisation of Education, Press and Indian Nationalism in Colonial South India, Role of Christian Missionaries in South India, 1857 Revolt in South India, Latest Trends and Researches in Historical Writings, Womens Studies, Importance of Social Sciences with Special Reference to History and Distortions in Indian History and Tourism and Hospitality Management
No of publications :
11 chapters in Books.
20 articles in Journals/Magazines
40 articles in Proceedings*
Total - 71
*Second Telugu person to publish more articles in the Indian History Congress Proceedings (1935-2017).
No of conferences attended:
72 (Chaired some of the Sessions/Panels).
No of books published :
  1. G.Samba Siva Reddy, Colonial Dominance and LocalResistance in South India, Research India Press, New Delhi, 2016 (ISBN: 978-93-5171-069-1)
  2. A.Umamaheswara Sastry, G.Samba Siva Reddy & D.Surya Kumar (eds.), Konda Srinivasulu Shashtyabdhi Abhinandana Sanchika (Festschrift Volume to Konda Srinivasulu) (Telugu), Konda Srinivasulu Shashtyabdhi Abhinandana Sangham, Addanki, 2016.
Membership in Professional & Learned Bodies :
1.Life Member, Indian History Congress, New Delhi.
2.Life Member,National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi.
3. Life Member, Dr.B.S.Baliga Memorial Archives and Historical Research Association, Chennai.
4.Associate Life Member, INTACH, New Delhi.
5.Life Member, South Indian History Congress, Madurai.
6.Life Member, Andhra Pradesh History Congress, Guntur.
Conference conducted :
2007 - Even though working in an Aided Degree College, Badvel, played a crucial role to conduct Andhra Pradesh History Congress Session (6-7 January) in Govt. Arts College, Kadapa, along with the present General Secretary, Dr.B.R.Prasad Reddy, APHC and few others.
2011 - Local Secretary, 31st Annual Session of the South IndianHistory Congress, 28-30 January
Sectional President :
2016 - Sectional President, Social History Section, 36th Annual Session, South Indian History Congress, Tagore Arts College, Puducherry, 4-6 March.
Academic contributions/activities:
1. 2008 Appointed as Member of the Subject Committee for activities the preparation of the Syllabi to the Under Graduate Course by A.P. State Council of Higher Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.
2. 2008 Participated as One of the Resource Persons on “Reconstructing the Past: 1857 in South India”, and spoke on 1857 Revolt in Andhra in a Symposium on 9th August conducted by the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Chennai, along with Prof.S.Gopalakrishnan, Prof.N.Rajendran, Prof.P.Y.Raju, Prof.G.J.Sudhakar and Prof.Chandrasekharan.
3. 2010 Exploration was conducted to the Chintakunta Rock Art Site (second biggest Rock Art Site in India that was discovered by Newmayer, Erwin of Austria in 1981) in Muddanur mandal of Kadapa District, A.P. with the P.G.students as Head of the Department.
4. 2010 Two Radio Talks were given on Sri Krishnadevaraya’s Administration in the Kadapa District on the eve of the Fifth Centenary Coronation Celebrations of Sri Krishnadevaraya held at Kadapa District on July 25th and 26th July conducted by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.
5. 2011 Participated as One of the Members in an Interaction Programme on the Importance of Chintakunta (Muddanur Mandal, Kadapa District) Rock Art Paintings organized by All India Radio (AIR), Kadapa on 23rd September on the eve of World Tourism Day, 27-09-2011.
6. 2011 As one of the Writers or Co-Authors had Wrote 8 Chapters on Mughal Period for the Under Graduate (B.A.) History Text Book (Bharathadesa Charithra Samskruthi) (Indian History and Culture) (Telugu) published by the Telugu Academy, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.
7. 2007-2016 Invited Lectures were given on themes like Communalisation of Education, Press and Indian Nationalism in Colonial South India, Role of Christian Missionaries, 1857 Revolt in South India, Latest Trends and Researches in Historical Writings, Importance of Social Sciences with Special Reference to History and Distortions in Indian History and Tourism and Hospitality Management.
8. 2009-2018 Along with the present General Secretary, APHC, Dr.B.R.Prasad Reddy and few others, played a pivotal role to start the Department of History and Archaeology in Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, by Prof. A.R.Reddy, the then Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, in 2009. It was started with 5 students in 2019 and now the Department is with full strength of 30/30 students (2018-19). The subject was introduced only in YVU, Kadapa, among the 13 new universities started at that time in the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh.
9. 2012-2018 A new biggest Megalithic Site was discovered on 24th June, 2012, at Devandlapalle village (candidate’s native place) near Rayavaram panchayat in Tsundupalli Mandal of Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh. An article in the form of “Megalithic Culture in Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh: Recent Explorations”, was presented in the International Conference on Salvage Archaeology and Recent Researches on the Megalithic Cultures of South Asia, conducted jointly by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and Deccan College, Pune, in Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), Guntur, during 12-14 March, 2018.
Details of significant paper publications :
2003 - “Industrial Conditions in Kadapa District during the British Raj (A.D.1858-1947)”, Proceedings of the South Indian History Congress, Tiruchirappalli (Tamilnadu).
2003 - “Growth of Hindu-Muslim Amity in Kadapa District during the British Rule”, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, Mysore (Karnataka).
2004 - “The Role of Kadapa (Cuddapah) District Association (A.D.1890-1926) in the National Movement: A Study”, Proceedings of the South Indian History Congress, Calicut (Kerala).
2004 - “Contribution of Kadapa District in the Home Rule Movement, 1916-18: A Regional Perspective”, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, Bareilly (Uttarachal).
2005 - “Indian Nationalism: Social Awakening in Kadapa District during the Raj (A.D.1858-1947)”, Proceedings of the South Indian History Congress, Madurai (Tamilnadu).
2005-06- “Communal Harmony and Print Culture: A Study of the Andhra Chandrika, 1910-1918”, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, Shantiniketan (Visva-Bharti) (West Bengal).
2006 - “Combating Communalism in a Colonial Context – A Study in Rayalaseema, A.D.1832-1947”, Proceedings of the South Indian History Congress, Bangalore (Karnataka).
2007 - “Colonial Kadapa District as a Venue of Meetings and Conferences during A.D.1900-1947”, Proceedings of the South Indian History Congress, Rajapalayam (Tamilnadu).
2007 - “Making of Micro-Regional Identities in Colonial Context: Studying the Rayalaseema Maha Sabha, A.D.1934-1956”, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, Feroke College, Calicut (Kerala).
2008 - “Non-Brahman Movement in Colonial Rayalaseema, A.D.1916-1937”, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, Kannur University, Kannur, Kerala.