Residence Warden’s Flat,
VKRV Rao Hostel,
University of Delhi,
Department of Sociology
Room No: 27 (IInd Floor)
Delhi School of Economics
University of Delhi
Delhi - 110007.
· Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship under University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, December 1999.
· Doctoral Fellowship by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Govt. of India, 2002.
· Participatory Development: A Structural-Functional Analysis of Niljee Panchayat in Orissa,
· Studying Jajmani Relation: Principles, Processes and Methodology,
· Dumont and His Hierarchy: Reading India Structurally,
· Politics of Globalism: A Hegemonic Discourse on Nation, Community and Humanity,
· Dalit Protest Movement(s): A Study in Hegemony, Equality and Identity,
· The Bajnias of Western Orissa: A Study in Popular Culture and Dalit Identity
· Politics of Development and Culture of Poverty: An Evaluative Study of Anti-poverty
Programmes in Kalahandi (undivided) District, Orissa,
· The Social Context of Sociology: An Analysis of Colonial and Post-Colonial Constructions of Caste in India
· Subalterns, Subalternists and Subalternity: A Social Critique of Knowledge Production,
Distribution, Exchange and Consumption.
· Social Justice: Forging a Thoughtful Quest, The Sun Times, Bhubaneswar, July 26, 1998.
· Cultural Politics in Hindu Society and Identity Crisis among Educated Dalits, Mainstream, New Delhi, April, 17, 1999.
· Breaking the Culture of Silence: A Reformative Epoch on Dalit Movement, The Sun Times Bhubaneswar, December 26, 1998.
· Revamping Panchayati Raj Institutions: Towards an Alternative Development Paradigm, The Fourth World, Bhubaneswar, Number 9, April 1999.
· The People, the Panchayat and the Perplexity: A Report from the Field, The Fourth World, NISWASS, Bhubaneswar, No. 11, April 2000.
· Tryst with Poverty: Saga of Kalahandi, Mainstream, New Delhi, April 21, 2001.
· Between Two Worlds: The Popular Culture of Bajnias, Smaranika 2002, Lok Mahotsav, Department of Tourism and Culture, Govt. of Orissa and District Council of Culture, Sambalpur, pp. 146-49.
· Jagannath Revisited: Studying Society, Religion and the State in Orissa (Book Review) Social Scientist (376-377), Vol.33, No.9-10, September-October 2004, pp.84-87.
· Globalization and its Impact on Dalits, in Tapan Biswal (ed). Human Rights, Gender and Environment, Viva Books, New Delhi, 2006, pp.21-39.
· Caste, Class, Gender and Ethnicity as Distinct Categories and their Interconnections (with Hemanta Kumar Bhattu), in Tapan Biswal (ed). Human Rights, Gender and Environment , Viva Books, New Delhi, 2006, pp. 3 -19
· Globalization and its Impact on Dalits (in Hindi), in Tapan Biswal (ed). Human Rights, Gender and Environment, Viva Books, New Delhi, 2008, pp.21-36.
· Caste, Class, Gender and Ethnicity as Distinct Categories and their Interconnections (in Hindi) (with Hemanta Kumar Bhattu), in Tapan Biswal (ed). Human Rights, Gender and Environment, Viva Books, New Delhi, 2008, pp. 3 -19.
· From Promises to Performance: The Common and the Minimum for United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government in a volume brought out by Indian Institute of Public Administration, out of papers presented in a workshop on Common Minimum Programme, organized by Indian Institute of Public Administration, Delhi in the auspices of their Golden Jubilee on 3rd September 2004
· Rendo Remembered: Recasting Orissan History (1803- 2003)
· Rethinking Jagannath: Perceptions, Practices and Perspectives
· Modernity and Dalit Identity: Quest for an Alternative
· Globalization Against Globalization
· Naataa: The Commodification of Holy Marriage in Hindu India.
· Panchayati Raj and Participatory Development: Challenges and Possibilities
· Globalization Against Globalization: Perspectives from Below and Above
· Orissa 2000: Development and Discontents, organized by Orissa Sanskrutika Parishad, J.N.U., New Delhi, 1 April, 2000.
· Politics of Globalism: A Hegemonic Discourse on Nation, Community and Humanity, in an International Conference on Limits of Cultural Globalization held in University of Freiburg, Germany, 26 June- 3 July 2000.
· Between Two Worlds: Indian Dalits in Global Era, University of Leipzig, Germany 13 July 2000.
· Society and Culture in the Era of Globalization, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, J.N.U., New Delhi, 6 -12 October, 2000.
· Development Interventions, organized by Orissa Gabeshana Chakra, Khariar Chapter and United Nations Development Programme, 12 -14January 2002.
· Rethinking Sociology: The Indian Context, an International Conference in Honour of Prof. T.K. Oommen, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, J.N.U., New Delhi, 21-23 October, 2002.
· Between Two Worlds: The Popular Culture of Bajnias, in a workshop on Fieldwork Methodology and Ethnographic Writing, organized by Ph.D Study Group, Deptt. of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 7 March 2003.
· Role of Casteism in Indian Politics, a Symposium organized by Diwan Chand Institute of National Affairs, Lala Diwan Chand Trust in collaboration with India International Centre, Delhi, 27 March 2004
· From Promises to Performance: The Common and the Minimum for United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government in a workshop on Common Minimum Programme, organized by Indian Institute of Public Administration, Delhi in the auspices of their Golden Jubilee on 3 September 2004.
· Dalitizing Development: A Plea for Contextualization, in a National Convention on Wada Na Todo Abhiyan held in Indian Social Institute, New Delhi on 4-5 November 2004
· Dynamics of Indian Society: Stratification and Change, a Felicitation Seminar Honoring Prof. K.L. Sharma, organized by the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, J.N.U., New Delhi on 19-20 November 2004.
· Recasting Rendo: History, Society and Politics (1803-2003), in the UGC sponsored National seminar on Society, Culture and Ideology: Perspectives from History and Literature, organized by Apeejay Saraswati P.G. College for Girls, Charkhi Dadri, District Bhiwani, Haryana on 29- 30 November 2004.
· Participated in a Digital Video Conference on the issue of “Affirmative Action in India and in the United States” organized by Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi and Prof. William A. Darity Jr. (Sandy), Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Economics and Adjunct Faculty in Sociology at UNC, Chapel Hill which was held at the American Centre, 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi on 9 February 2005 during 6.00-8.00 P.M.
· Globalization, Socio-Economic Changes and Empowerment of the Marginalized: Issues, Strategies and Prospects, a National seminar organized by Dr. Ambedkar Chair, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, J.N.U., New Delhi on 29 -30 March 2005.
· The Distinctiveness of Indian Democracy, an International conference organized by Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, Delhi on 8-9 April 2005.
· Organized a dialogue on “Does Development Produce Equality?” initiated by the political philosopher C.Douglas Lummis and Prof. T.K Oommen, on behalf of Society for Social Research. Delhi in collaboration with V.K.R.V Rao Hostel, University of Delhi on 29 September 2005.
· Impact of Globalization on National Firms: The case of India and China in a Comparative Perspective, organized by National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi, CERNA, Paris, London School of Economics and India International Centre, New Delhi on 12th-13 December 2005.
· “Whose State? Whose Development?” in the Delhi School of Economics-London School of Economics workshop on The State and Society, organized by Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi during 14 –16 December 2005.
· The Development of Oral History, a workshop organized by the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in collaboration with Public Affairs Section, US Embassy, New Delhi on 12 January 2006.
· In Defense of Globalization: An India Perspective, a National seminar organized by Sri Ram Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources in collaboration with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Federation House, New Delhi on 18 January 2006.
· Composite Culture in a Multicultural Society, an International seminar organized by National Book Trust, India, New Delhi on the auspices of 17th New Delhi World Book Fair during 28 –29 January 2006
· Participated as a discussant in the workshop for SC/ST Students on Challenges and Remedies, organized by Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi on 15 February 2006.
· Spoke on National Rural Employment Guarantee Act - 2005: Implications for Orissa, in a seminar organized by Orissa Jagaran Avijan (OJA), JNU Chapter, School of International Studies, New Delhi on 24 March 2006.
· Participated as a discussant in the17th Grassroots Politics Colloquium on “Tribals’ Forest Land Rights” organized by Developing Countries Research Centre (DCRC), University of Delhi during15-16 April 2006.
· Participated in the release and discussion of “Millennium Development Goals and Dalits: A Status Report” prepared and organized by National Conference of Dalit Organizations (NACDOR), New Delhi on 17August 2006 held in India International Centre.
· Participated as a discussant (for the session on Religion, Reservation and Caste: Rethinking “Backwardness” of India’s Minorities) in the Round Table on “De-politicizing Backwardness: Alternative Approaches” organized by Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics in collaboration with National Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India during 29-30 August 2006.
· Organized a dialogue on “Global Multiculturalism” initiated by Prof. Jan Nederveen Pieterse, University of Illinois and Prof. Imtiaz Ahmad (formerly JNU) on behalf of Society for Social Research, Delhi and VKRV Rao Hostel, University of Delh on 9 November 2006.
· Chaired one session during the two-day international conference on “European and Non-European Paradigms” organized by Society for Social Research, Delhi in collaboration with Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi during 18-19 January 2007.
· Participated as a discussant (for the session on Tribes and Land Rights) in the 18th Grassroots Politics Colloquium on “Agrarian Crisis in India”, organized by Developing Countries Research Center (DCRC), University of Delhi, during 9-10 March 2007.
· Presented a paper entitled “Captive Dalit Identity and the Failure of Indian Modernity: A Quest for an Alternative”, in the two-day national seminar on “Dalits in Contemporary India: Discrimination and Assertion” organized by Dr. Ambedkar Chair, Centre for the Study of Social System, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, during 14-15 March 2007.
· Gave a talk on “Struggle of Indian Dalits with specific reference to their Material Conditions and Cultural Questions” in the panel on “Contemporary Challenges and Peoples’ Movements” during a two-day workshop organized by Lok Shakti Abhiyan, Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi, 14 -15 April 2007.
· Gave a talk on “Buddhist Economics and the Philosophy of Gross National Happiness” in a discussion organized by Department of Philosophy, Zakir Hussain College, University of Delhi in collaboration with Santhigiri Social Research Institute and Santhigiri Scientific and Industrial Research Institute, Delhi branch on Navajyothishree Karunakara Guru and the Prophecy of Buddha, University Activity Centre, University of Delhi on 18th February 2008.
· Presented a paper on “From ImagiNation to AlterNation and Beyond: The case of the Koshal Movement in Western Orissa” in 19th Grassroots Politics Colloquium on “Identity and Politics in India”, organized by Developing Countries Research Centre (DCRC), University of Delhi during 22nd-23rd February 2008.
· Attended the workshop on “Studying Ambedkar: Issues in Methodology” organized by Programme for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in collaboration with Dalit Intellectual Collective (DIC), Mumbai during 6th-7th March 2008.
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· Gave an interview on “Caste, Conversion and Colonization” to Pierre Desorgues for Reforme’, a French Journal’s 15th June 2006 edition.
· On “Caste and Conversion (with specific reference to Dalit Christians)” for Centre for Research, Planning and Action (CEPRA), New Delhi which was circulated as a Background Paper during the workshop on “Socio-Economic and Educational Status of Christians” organized in collaboration with National Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities (NCRLM), Govt. of India on 10 August 2006.
· Interview with Jan Nederveen Pieterse (Prof. of Sociology, University of Illinois), on “Discourses, Dynamics and Dilemmas of Development” on behalf of Society for Social Research, Delhi.
· Social Stratification, Indian Caste System,
· Dalit Culture, Literature and Movement.
· Colonization, Modernization, Globalization.
· Democracy, Development and Poverty.
· Panchayati Raj Institutions,
· Rural Sociology, Economy, Culture and Polity
· History, Politics and Sociology of Indian Sociology
· Member, Globalization Study Circle,
· Founder-member, Sociologists in Dialogue (SID), JNU
· Member, Odisha Gabeshana Chakra
· Member, Koshal Development Council, New Delhi.
· Founder-Member, Society for Social Research (SSR), Delhi
Date of Birth : 13th January 1977
Marital Status : Yet to be married
Father’s Name : Shri Sunder Lal
Mother’s Name : Smt. Radha Tandi
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