Dr. Hidam Premananda

Designation: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science




PhD, 2013

Centre for Comparative Politics and Political Theory, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Topic: Governmentality and Population Control: Theoretical Exploration of the Indian Experience

MPhil, 2004-2007 (I division)

Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. Topic: Truth and Subjectivity: A Study of Mitchel Foucault.

MA in Political Science, 2002-2004 (II Division) University of Delhi and BA (Hons) in Political Science, 2001 (I Division), Manipur University.

Specialisation: MA-Comparative Politics, Political Economy, Social Movements and Revolutions, Popular culture and Cultural politics, and State in Comparative traditions.

Current research interest

Theorising critique in the post-colony in India, philosophy of activism, and popular politics.

Main publication

2013. “Population Control in India: Politics of a Science Called Demography”. In Nivedita Menon, Aditya Nigam and Sanjay Palshikar (eds), Critical Studies in Politics, Delhi: Orient Blackswan.

2013. “Administration, Statistics and Population: Sterilisation Camps in the Early 1970s”. Economic and Political Weekly. March 23, 69-74.

2008. “Politics of Resistance and the Notion of Development”. Alternative Perspectives. April-June (Vol.3. No. 4), 61-70.

Conference papers

2011. “Politics of Lawfulness” at Human Rights beyond the Law: Politics, Practices and Performances of Protest, organized by Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat, Haryana.

2007, “Postcolonial Reasons: Silence, Self and Risk” at a talk programme organized by Manipur Research Forum at School of Social Sciences (II), Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.

Fellowship and Grant

2009-2011, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) PhD Fellowship.

2008-2009, PhD Internship with Contemporary Social and Political Theory Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.

2007-2008, University Grant Commission (UGC) PhD Grant.

Teaching experience

I am teaching as Assistant Professor (ad hoc) in the Department of Political Science, Delhi University.

The courses that I taught in the last two years are/: Political philosophy especially keys texts of Marx and Nietzsche in 2014;

Foucault and Power (I Semester) Development politics and Theories of development (Second Semester)

History of community, public sphere and nation; Themes in political thinking in India in 2016 (III Semester).

Identity and Political Transformation (Optional Course, III Semester) Democracy and Violence (Optional Course, IV Semester)

Details of Publications

Research Papers Published in Journals

1. “Administration, Statistics and Population: Sterilization Camps in the early 1970s”, pp 69-74. Economic and Political Weekly, 23 March, 2013. ISSN 0012-9976

2. “Politics of Resistance and the Notion of Development”, pp 61-70. Alternative Perspectives, April- June, Vol. 3. No. 4 (2008). ISSN 2248- 969X.

Articles /Chapters in Books

“Population Control in India: Politics of a Science Called Demography”, pp 338- 370. Nivedita Menon, AdityaNgam and Sanjay Palshikar (ed). Critical Studies in Politics: Exploring Sites, Selves and Power. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan. ISBN 978-81-250- 5270-8, 2013

“India’s Look East Policy and the Political: An Interrogation into the Survey of the ‘Global’ in Manipur”, 210-220.
Thingnam Kishan (ed). Look East Policy and India’s Northeast: Polemics and Perspectives. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company. ISBN 81-8069-448-8, 2009

“Resistance and Development: Shaping of Counter Discourse”, 218-228. Homen Thangjam and Hanjabam Ishwarchandra Sharma (ed). Quest for Development in Manipur: Continuities, Constraints and Contradictions. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company. ISBN 13: 978-81-8069-908-5, 2013

Paper presented in Conference and Workshop

1. Visceral Activism, Sensation and Critique, Seminar, Centre for the Study Social Sciences (CSSS), Kolkata, National

2. Critique of Lawful Objects, Faculty Workshop, 2016, Department of Political Science, DU

3. Critique of Lawful Objects, Democracy, Exclusion and Gender, 2016, Department of Political Science, Miranda House, Delhi University, National

4. Demographics of a Nation: Statistics, Population and Popular politics in India, Seminar, 2014, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali

5. Politics of Law and Disorder, Politics, Practices and Performances of Protest, 2011, Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat, Haryana, International

6. Silence, Self and Risk, A talk program, 2007, Manipur Research Forum, Invited talk, Delhi.

7. Demography, Population and Governmentality: Regulating the body and family in India’s family planning program, Workshop on Critical Studies in Politics, 2010, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, National

Popular articles

♦ Ravening Protagonists, The Anti-Political Figures of Our Times, The Sangai Express, Imphal. 31 May 2016

♦ Where do we go from ILP?, The Sangai Express, Imphal. 21 July 2015.