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Dr. Khinvraj Jangid

Dr. Khinvraj Jangid

Associate Professor

B.A. (Jainarayan Vyas University, Jodhpur);

M.A.; M.Phil.; Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi);

Post-Doctoral (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

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Dr. Khinvraj Jangid is Associate Professor & Director of Jindal Center for Israel Studies. Dr. Khinvraj holds PhD in West Asian Studies from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His PhD work was selected for the prestigious international Sylff Award (2009-2012) by the Tokyo Foundation, Japan. He is Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS) Fellow with Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University, USA.

He is leading pioneer research comparing India and Israel through the their ideas of nation-building and statehood in post-colonial Asia. India and Israel present fascinating case study of nationalism and universalism, religion and secularism, and majority and minority identities. Leaders such as Jawaharlal Nehru and David Ben-Gurion had much in common than acknowledged thus far.

Before joining JGU, he taught for a semester at Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (2014). Since 2010, he has been visiting faculty at the Indian Society of International Law, V K Krishna Menon Bhawan, New Delhi. Dr. Jangid holds life-long membership of Tokyo Foundation as Sylff Fellow for his academic and research pursuits.

  • Israeli society and politics, Israel Palestine Conflict, India-Israel Relations, Theories of International Relations, Diplomacy and Foreign Policy


  • Imagining Nations, Creating States: Nehru, Ben-Gurion and an Analogical Study of India and Israel in Post-Colonial Asia
    Israel Studies, 26.1, 2021
  • Images of Israel in India
  • Fathom, October 2020
    Available Online:
  • The Israel-Palestine Peace: The Problem of Narratives
  • Journal of West Asian Studies, volume 24, 2010.

Review Essay

Book Review

  • Growing up Jewish in India: Synagogues, Customs and Communities from the Bene Israel to the Art of Siona Benjamin by Ori Z Soltes, Niyogi Books, Delhi, 2021, Fathom, October 2021. Available Online:
  • Arafat & Abbas: Portraits of Leadership in a State Postponed by Menachem Klein, OUP, 2019, Fathom, June 2020. Available online:
  • Out of the Frame: The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel by Ilan Pappe, Pluto Press, 2010, Strategic Analysis Vol. 36, No. 1 January 2012, 173-174
  • Journey to the Holy Land by Amir Ahmad Alawi, Translators: Mushirul Hasan and Rakhshanda Jalil, New Delhi, OUP, 2009, Middle East Institute New Delhi, Issue No. 08, Friday, 7 January 2011
  • Lion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace by Avi Shlaim, Knopf, 2008, Middle East Institute New Delhi (, No.5 Wednesday 16 June 2010
  • Bridging the Barrier: Israeli Unilateral Disengagement by Tami Amanda Jacoby, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2007, Middle East Institute New Delhi, Issue No. 01, Friday, 19 February 2010
  • The Contested History of Israel, International Studies, 45, 2 (2008): 158-161



  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Buchman Faculty of Law & Jewish History Department, Tel Aviv University, Israel, March 2018 – February 2019
  • Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS) Fellow, 14 June – 6 July 2016
    Schusterman Centre for Israel Studies
    Brandeis University, Waltham, United States
  • Sylff Research Abroad 2012
  • PhD field work at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (May-August 2012)
  • International Research Fellowship, Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund
  • Nippon Foundation & Tokyo Foundation, Japan for a period of three years (2009-2012)
  • National Eligibility Test for Lectureship 2011
  • University Grant Commission, India
  • Junior Research Fellowship 2011
  • University Grant Commission, India
  • UGC Research Fellowship (2007-2009)
  • University Grant Commission, India
  • Israel-Palestine Conflict
  • Foreign Policy of Israel
  • International Relations: Theory and Praxis
  • International History since 1945