Dr. Khinvraj Jangid

Associate Professor 

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

Dr. Khinvraj Jangid is Associate Professor & Faculty Coordinator of Jindal Center for Israel Studies. Dr. Khinvraj holds PhD in Politics from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has Bachelors Degree in Political Science, History and English Literature from Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. His PhD work explored the episode of revisionist history-writing in Israel of the first Arab-Israel War, 1948.  The rise of the New History, its interventions in the 1990s in the Israeli Historiography and its relevance for the understanding of the Arab-Israel conflict are the key issues which he looked into. His PhD work was selected for the prestigious international Sylff Award (2009-2012) by the Tokyo Foundation, Japan. 

He spent a semester at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel for the field work of his research. Post PhD, he is working on the two research areas. First is to compare the Israeli and Indian historiography and examine the nature of revisionist history-writing of the two. India and Israel, being born in the late parts of the 1940s, have emerged as strong nation-states in Asia. The questions through the prism of history such as nationalism, secularism and identity of the state are common in the political debates of the two. Second is to look into the history of practice of the Indian diplomacy and the theory. Much of the discourse on the theory has been centred upon the works of Kautiliya. I want to explore the Indian epics, myths or folklore and see what ideas they contribute.    

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


  • The Israel-Palestine Peace: The Problem of Narratives,  Journal of West Asian Studies, volume 24, 2010

Review Essay

Book Review

  • 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, Issue No. 05, Wednesday, 16 June 2010 
  • The Contested History of Israel, International Studies, 45, 2 (2008): 158-161 
  • 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 Moorcroft Mystery, Diary: Indian International Centre, Vol. 26, No. 2, March-April 2012 
  • The Upsurge in the Middle East, Diary: India International Centre, Vol. 25, No. 3, May-June 2011  
  • Like Israel, India’s Founding Values Challenged from Within, Haaretz, 15 August, 2017 [Available Online
  • Modi Visit: How Israel Went from ‘Contaminated’ by Colonialism to India’s Strategic Ally, Haaretz, 4 July, 2017. [Available Online
  • Growing ideological convergence, not just business, is driving India-Israel relations, Hindustantimes, 7 July, 2017.  [Available Online]