B.A. History (Hons.), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-2010
B.Ed., Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi- 2011
M.A. in History- Centre for Historical Studies, JNU-2013
M.Phil. Centre for Historical Studies, JNU-2015
Ph.D. Centre for Historical Studies, JNU-2022


Dr.  Chandrabhan P. Yadav is a historian with a deep interest in various social processes. His broader interests include Caste studies, Buddhist studies, and Ambedkar’s thought. He completed his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and has taught History courses at Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University for over five years.  His doctoral thesis explores the social philosophy of Buddhism through an in-depth study of the Buddhist text Jātakatthavaṇṇanā (popularly known as Jataka).

He has published articles on histories of untouchability, forest dwellers and on doctrine of karma/kamma in several journals and edited volumes. Recently he was awarded the Navayana Dalit History Fellowship and is currently working on a monograph titled, Following the Trail: Ambedkar, Buddhism and Caste.

Research Work

Early India
Buddhist Studies
Social History and Caste Studies
Ambedkar’s Thought
Translation Studies


Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

Chandrabhan P. Yadav (2022) ‘Buddhist Attitude towards Forest Dwellers: Luddakas in the Jātakas’ in Uma Chakravarti et al., eds, Of Thieves and Theris, Potters and Pativratas: Essays on Early Indian Social History for Kumkum Roy , Primus Books:Delhi, pp.138-170.

Chandrabhan P. Yadav (2019) ‘Examining kamma/karma doctrine in the Buddhist Jātakas’ in Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, Vol. 80, pp.220-227. https://www.jstor.org/stable/27192875

Chandrabhan P. Yadav (2019) ‘Representation of the Caṇḍālas in the Jātakas’, Social Scientist, Vol. 47, pp. 45-61. https://www.jstor.org/stable/26786187

Chandrabhan P. Yadav (2018-19) ‘Countering Untouchability: The Stories of Mātaṅga’, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, Vol. 79, pp. 59-66. https://www.jstor.org/stable/26906230

Other Articles:

Chandrabhan P. Yadav (2021) ‘Shifting the Focus’ Book Review of Settlement and Local Histories of the Early Deccan by Aloka Parasher Sen. https://www.thebookreviewindia.org/shifting-the-focus/