Vipul Singh

Membership:  2015

Member Bio

Vipul Singh was a Carson Fellow from June 2013 to August 2013 and from May 2015 to July 2015.
Vipul Singh is an associate professor of history and environment at Motilal Nehru College, University of Delhi, where he previously completed his PhD. His PhD thesis underlines the implication of political fallouts on the land use and cropping pattern of eighteenth-century Marwar, a semi-arid zone. He shows how the local drivers of change offer lessons in understanding the way people make their land-use decisions. His recent publication, The Human Footprint on Environment: Issues in India, addresses one of the most pressing issues of contemporary India, and the world—the ways in which human beings and their actions have historically changed and continue to change the face of the globe. Singh has not only written many research articles and books for higher education, but has been actively involved in secondary and senior secondary level curriculum development and planning. The majority of his publications have been on developing life skills among children as well with the study of history. The government of India’s Central Board for Secondary Education has appointed him as co-convener of a newly developed course on “Indian Knowledge and Tradition.”


  • The Human Footprint on Environment: Issues in India. Delhi: Macmillan India Ltd, 2012.
  • Interpreting Medieval India: Early Medieval, Delhi Sultanate and Region. Vol. 1. Delhi: Macmillan India Ltd, 2009.
  • The Artisans in 18th Century Eastern India: A History of Survival. Delhi: Concept Pub, 2005.
  • “Environmental Migration as Planned Livelihood Among the Rebaris of Western Rajasthan, India.” Global Environment: A Journal of History and Natural and Social Sciences 9 (2012): 50–73.
  • “Could Religion Act as a Force for Conservation? Case of a Semi-Arid Zone in India.” In Conservation of Architecture, Urban Areas, Nature and Landscape: Towards a Sustainable Survival of Cultural Landscape. Vol. 2, edited by Andrew Dolkart, Osama M.Al-Gohari, and Samia Rab, 427–38. Amman: CSAAR Press, 2011.