Prof. N Sukumar

Designation: Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

Former Fellow at Developing Countries Research Centre, from 2001 March to 2015 September University of Delhi

 

Teaching Experience

Teaching in the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi since 2001 till date.

Offered Professorship in Ambedkar Chair, Tezpur Central University, Assam, 2016

Offered Professorship in Ambedkar Chair of Social Work at the National Institute of Social Work and Social Sciences, Bhubaneswar, 2012

 

Administrative/Academic Bodies Membership

Member- Adhoc Committee, Recruitment and Promotion, Delhi University

Member- European Association of South Asian Studies-20014 till date

Member-Central Research Advisory Committee, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad 

Member- Advisory Committee- Centre for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion, School of Social Sciences, JNU 

Member- Governing Body and Academic Advisory Committee, Indian Social Institute, New Delhi, 2014-2016

Member- Delhi University Court

Advisory Board Member- ‘The Voice’, A Journal of Gautam Buddha Kalyan Sanstha, Varanasi (ISSN No- 2348-6708) 

Deputy Co-ordinator, UGC-SAP-CAS Phase I, Dept of Political Science, Delhi University: 2010 to March 2015 

Resident Tutor, Jubilee Hall, University of Delhi (2003-2004)

 

Papers Taught/Teaching: 

Compulsory papers for MA Students

a) Interpreting Modern India

b) Interpreting India

c) Modern Indian Political Thinkers.

Optional Papers for MA Students

a) Ambedkar in Contemporary India

b) Democracy and Human Rights in India

c) Dalit Bahujan Political Thought

d) Social Exclusion: Theory and Practice

e) Democracy and Development Politics in India (from 2003-2016)

f) Gandhian Thought and Action (from 2001-2003).

Optional Papers for M.Phil Students

a) Dalit Politics in India

b) Understanding Human Dignity

 

Details of Published Work

Monograph/Report

Social Inclusion at the level of PRIs, Zilla Parishad, Panchayati Samiti, Gram Panchayat (GP) and Gram Sabha (GS) level in select States with a particular focus on disadvantaged groups such as Women, SCs, STs, OBCs and PH and also documenting select number of cases highlighting Success and Failure.  Working for Indian Institute of Dalit Studies. The Project is by the Sponsored Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India and UNDP CDLS Project, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi, 2012.

Book

1. “Indian Government and Politics”, N. Sukumar and Kamalakanta Roul, Book Age Publishers, New Delhi, 2012,  ISBN- 978-81-924901-0-6 (3rd Edition) 

Journal Editing

1) Guest Editor (Co-Editor-Dr. Shailaja Menon) “Are Human Being Equal in Dignity and Rights”, Social Action Quarterly Journal Special Issue on “Human Dignity and Human Rights”, Indian Social Institute, New Delhi  July-Sept 2015 ISSN 0037-7627

Newspapers/Magazines

1) Gatecrashing the Gurukuls, http://himalmag.com/gatecrashing-the-gurukuls/ , Published in Himal South Asian Magazine, 12th February 2016.
2) Universities as Modern Agraharas, http://www.tehelka.com/2016/01/universities-as-modern-agraharas/, Published in Tehelka Magazine, Volume 13 Issue 5, Dated 30 January 2016
3) Rohit Vemula’s suicide exposes serious fault lines in our educational system, http://www.abplive.in/blog?authorname=N%20Sukumar#!  Tuesday, 19 January 2016 10:10 PM

Articles in Books and Journals

1) Red Sun in the Blue Sky: Rohith’s Utopian Republic, Social Change, Council for Social Development, and  Sage Publication, New Delhi 46(3) 451-457 CSD 2016

2) Goebbelsian Doublespeak: B.R. Ambedkar and the RSS Mainstream, VOL LIV No 24 New Delhi June 4, 2016, http://www.mainstreamweekly.net/article6458.html

3) “Are Human Being Equal in Dignity and Rights”, (Co-authored with Dr. Shailaja Menon) Editorial Article in Social Action Quarterly Journal Special Issue on “Human Dignity and Human Rights”, Indian Social Institute, New Delhi  July-Sept 2015 ISSN 0037-7627

4) Why Beef was Banished from My Kitchen: Food and Cultural Selfhood, EPW Web Exclusives, Vol - L No. 17, April 25, 2015, ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846 

5) Khap Laws, Cultural Violence and the Challenges to Individual Liberty, (Co-authored with Dr. Kamalakanta Roul), Journal of Political Studies, Bi- Annual Journal of the Department of Political Science, University of North Bengal, VOL 9, March 2014, ISSN-2278-4039 

6) Negotiating Social Space: The Dalit Perspective, (Co-authored with Dr. Gobinda C. Pal), in “Dalits: Studies in Continuity and Change”, (Ed) Srinivas Gurram and Vivek Kumar, Samyak Prakashan, Delhi 2014. ISBN-978-93-83737-56-7

7) The Seismicity of Liquor in Andhra Pradesh, (co-authored with Dr. Shailaja Menon). Social Change, Council for Social Development and Sage Publications December 2013, (43); 4, Ref. No: doi:10.1177/0049085713502595.

8) Quota’s Children: The Perils of Getting Educated, in “Beyond Inclusion: The Practice of Equal Access in Indian Higher Education”, (Ed) Satish Deshpande and Usha Zacharias, Routledge, 2013. ISBN 978-0-415-83207-6

9) The Old Man and the Sea of Troubles, (Joint paper with Dr. Shailaja Menon), “Democracy on the Move? Reflections on Moments, Promises and Contradictions” (Ed) Manindra Thakur & Dhananjay Rai, Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2013, ISBN 978-93-5002-218-4

10) Legal Encounters by the Coward State, (Joint paper with Dr. Shailaja Menon), Voice of Resistance, March 2013, Vol 2 No.5

11) B.R. Ambedkar’s Perspectives on Democracy, in “60 Years of the Indian Constitution: Retrospect and Prospects”, (Ed) Kirti Narain and Mohini C. Dias, MacMillan Advanced Research Series, Delhi 2011. ISBN-023032-382-0

12) B.R. Ambedkar: Democracy and Economic Theory, in “Indian Political Thought: Themes and Thinkers”, (Ed) M.P. Singh and Himanshu Roy, Pearson Publications, Delhi 2011. ISBN-9788131758519

13) Dalit Merit and Institutional Injustice: A Case Study, (Joint Paper with Dr. Shailaja Menon) “Social Action”, Indian Social Institute, New Delhi, January-March 2011, Vol 61, No.1, ISSN-0037-7627.

14) Land and Marginalization: Landlessness and Marginalisation: A study of Kalahandi, Bhojpur and Chittoor, “Social Development Report”, (ed) Manoranjan Mohanty, Council for Social Development, OUP, 2010. ISBN-9780198070672.

15) State and Poverty Eradication in Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh), in “Understanding Contemporary India: A Delhi University Reader”, (Ed) Achin Vanaiak & Rajiv Bhargava, Orient Blackswan, Delhi, 2010. ISBN-978-81-250-3989-1

16) Living a Concept: The Semiotics of Everyday Exclusion, “Economic and Political Weekly”, November 15-21, 2008. Regd. No. MH/MR/South-66/2006-08

17) Cultural Roots of Un-Democratic Order (ed) S.K. Thorat & Aryama, in “Ambedkar in Retrospect”, Rawat Publications, 2008. ISBN- 8131600475

18) Urban Poverty and Women, (Joint paper with Sanchita Ray) (ed), Sabbir Ali, “Poverty and Deprivation in Urban India”, Bookwell Publishers, 2007. ISBN-81-89640-47-X

19) Urban Poverty: An Overview (Ed), Sabbir Ali, “Managing Urban Poverty”, Uppal Publishing House, 2006. ISBN-8176580333

20) Technology and its Impact on Deprived Groups in India, Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University, Hyderabad, March 4, 2006.

21) Dalit Rights: A Bibliographical Note, “Indian Journal of Human Rights”, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 2002.

Blog Writings

1. N Sukumar and Shailaja Menon, Exiling Intellectuals: From HCU to JNU, http://roundtableindia.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8930:exiling-intellectuals-from-hcu-to-jnu&catid=119:feature&Itemid=132, 13 January 2017

2. N Sukumar and Shailaja Menon, The ‘Nation’ at War with the Students, http://roundtableindia.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8526:the-nation-at-war-with-the-students&catid=119:feature&Itemid=132, 24th March, 2016

3. N Sukumar, Here's the smell of the blood still; All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand http://roundtableindia.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8444:here-s-the-smell-of-the-blood-still-all-the-perfumes-of-arabia-will-not-sweeten-this-little-hand&catid=119:feature&Itemid=132, 19 January 2016

4. N Sukumar and Shailaja Menon, The Buddha Smiled: Lessons from Bihar’s Victory, http://roundtableindia.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8399:the-buddha-smiled-lessons-from-bihar-s-victory&catid=119:feature&Itemid=132, 10th November 2015

5. N. Sukumar, Goebbelsian Doublespeak: B. R. Ambedkar and the RSS, http://roundtableindia.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8343:goebbelsian-doublespeak-b-r-ambedkar-and-the-rss&catid=119:feature&Itemid=132, 29th August, 2015

6. N. Sukumar and Shailaja Menon, Hindutva and its False Consciousness, March 2015. http://roundtableindia.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8096:hindutva-and-its-false-consciousness&catid=119:feature&Itemid=132

7. N. Sukumar, Dalit Revolution and Hindutva Counter-Revolution in Indian Politics, September 2014. http://roundtableindia.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7632:dalit-revolution-and-hindutva-counter-revolution-in-indian-politics&catid=119:feature&Itemid=132

8. N. Sukumar and Shailaja Menon, May 2014, “The Manufactured Mandate and the Collective Shame of 2014”. http://roundtableindia.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7475:the-manufactured-mandate-and-the-collective-shame-of-2014&catid=119:feature&Itemid=132

9. N. Sukumar and Shailaja Menon, April 2014, Brahmanical Courts and the Death of Justice. http://roundtableindia.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7393:brahmanical-courts-and-the-death-of-justice&catid=119:feature&Itemid=132

10. N. Sukumar and Shailaja Menon, April 2014, “Fencing the Hindu: The Laxman-Rekha Over Food”. http://roundtableindia.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7372:fencing-the-hindu-the-laxman-rekha-over-food&catid=119:feature&Itemid=132

11. N. Sukumar, April 2014, The Price of Silence: Who Will Bell The Cat?” http://roundtableindia.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7356:the-price-of-silence-who-will-bell-the-cat&catid=119&Itemid=132

12. Shailaja Menon and N. Sukumar, February 2014, ‘Cultural Fascism and the Death of the Republic’. http://roundtableindia.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7206:cultural-fascism-and-the-death-of-the-republic&catid=119:feature&Itemid=132

13. N. Sukumar & Shailaja Menon, (January, 2014) Polluted Minds and ‘God’s Own Country’, http://roundtableindia.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7179:polluted-minds-and-god-s-own-country&catid=119&Itemid=132

14. N. Sukumar & Shailaja Menon, (March, 2013) The Killing Fields of Academia http://roundtableindia.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6347:the-killing-fields-of-academia&catid=119:feature&Itemid=132

15. N. Sukumar & Shailaja Menon, (February 2013), Legal Encounters by the Coward State http://roundtableindia.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6224:legal-encounters-by-the-coward-state&catid=119:feature&Itemid=132

16. N. Sukumar, (February, 2013), When Protests Become Intolerant  http://roundtableindia.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6216:when-protests-become-intolerant&catid=119:feature&Itemid=132

17. N. Sukumar, (January 2013), The Emperor has no Clothes http://roundtableindia.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6194:the-emperor-has-no-clothes&catid=119:feature&Itemid=132

18. N. Sukumar, (May, 2012), The Cartoon, Classroom and the Idea of India http://roundtableindia.co.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5144:the-cartoon-the-classroom-and-the-idea-of-india&catid=119:feature&Itemid=132

 

Research Experience

1) “Contested Spaces: Exclusion and Discrimination in Higher Educational Institutions in India”. Major Research project, sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi 2014-2016

2) “Mapping Social Exclusion and Right to Representation: A Study of Students’ Union Bodies in Eight Central Universities in India”. The Major Research Project is sponsored by the University Grants Commission, India. 2013

3) Study of Social Inclusion at the level of PRIs, Zilla Parishad, Panchayati Samiti, Gram Panchayat (GP) and Gram Sabha (GS) level in select States with a particular focus on disadvantaged groups such as Women, SCs, STs, OBCs and PH and also documenting select number of cases highlighting Success and Failure.  Indian Institute of Dalit Studies. The Project is Sponsored Ministry of Panchayati Raj and UNDP CDLS Project. 2012

4) “Contested Images: Documenting Oral Narratives of Ambedkar Statues in Andhra Pradesh”, The Study is funded by Delhi University under R&D Research Grants for the year 2012-13.

5) “Mapping Reservations in Five Central Universities in India”, The Study is funded by Delhi University under R&D Research Grants for the year 2011-12.

6) “The Atrocities against Dalits: Emerging Patterns: A Study of Bihar, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh”. The Study was sponsored by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India and the Indian institute of Dalit Studies, (IIDS) New Delhi. 2010

7) “Role of Local Institutions and Poverty Eradication in Bhojpur, Chittoor and Kalahandi”. The Study was sponsored by the Planning Commission, Government of India, 2004 (The Study was updated with the support of the Council for Social Development, New Delhi, 2010).

8) “Industrial Pollution in Delhi: A Study of Sahibabad”. Coordinated the Project Sponsored by the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, 2001.

Ongoing Research Work

1) “Education as a Site of Exclusion: A Study of Indian Universities”. Sponsored Research Project by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi 2016-2018

2) Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme in the Social Sciences: Systems of Relatedness, Culture, and Vulnerability in Transition. Dalit Life-worlds in Post-liberalised India 2015-16 sponsored by ICSSR and University of Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Community Work Experience

From my student days wherein I worked (Research Assistant) for the Indian Journal of Human Rights (published by the Centre for Human Rights, Hyderabad Central University), I have been engaged with social issues. In addition to my academic and teaching activities, I have also been associated with organizations working at the grassroots level and research organizations. For pursuing research ideas, I have collaborated with the Indian Social Institute, National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights and Indian Institute of Dalit Studies.

Additional Academic Responsibilities

1) Syllabus Revision for Masters in Political Science, Delhi University, 2002-2003 and 2008-2009.

2) Member (Syllabus Drafting Committee) for Masters in Development Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi, 2008.

3) Syllabus Revision for Bachelors (Honours and Programme) in Political Science, Delhi University, 2008-2009 and 2010-2011.

4) Member (Syllabus Drafting Committee) School of Social Sciences, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 2011

5) Member (Syllabus Drafting Committee) School of Social Sciences, Uttarakhand Open University, 2006-7

6) Member M.Phil Committee-East Asian Studies, 2012-14

7) Member M.Phil Committee, Dept of African Studies, 2014-16

8) Member Expert Committee, ICSSR, Doctoral fellowships for the years 2012, 13, 15 & 16

9) Member Expert Committee, ICSSR, Responsive Research Projects for the Year 2016

Education

Doctoral Thesis

“Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Perspectives on Human Rights”, University of Hyderabad, 2006. 

M.Phil

“Factionalism in Andhra Pradesh: A Case Study of Padirikuppam in Chittoor District”, University of Hyderabad, 1996.

Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights, Hyderabad Central University, 2009.

Workshop on Research Writing and Publication

Organized by UGC-EPW, Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, 23-28 August-2010.

Refresher Course Details

Participated in the 3rd Refresher Course in Political Science, “Contemporary Trends in Political Science”, Banaras Hindu University, Dec 11-31, 2009

Quantitative Analysis in Social Science Research, Organized by Lokniti Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, June 2008.

International Workshops/Seminars

1) “Mapping the Memories of the Dispossed”, International Conference on History, Culture and Literature: Reading the Margins, Swami Shraddhaanand College, Delhi University, 24th-25th February, 2017

2) Indo-Swiss Joint Research Program in the Social Sciences, Session on “Well-being, Poverty and Vulnerability”, ICSSR and University of Lausanne, New Delhi 1-2 September, 2016

3) Organized a Panel Title: Fractured Freedoms: Identities and Assertions from the Margins in Post-Colonial India, ECSAS 2016: 24th European Conference on South Asian Studies. Warsaw, 27-30 July  2016

4) “A Journey with Ambedkar”, Philosophy of B.R. Ambedkar in Contemporary Period, ICSSR International Seminar Organised by Central University of Gujarat 16th to 18th March 2016

5) “Dissent of Destitutes: Dalit Rights in Contemporary India”, International Workshop on “Democracy, Development and Social Justice in India”, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College (For Women), Delhi University, 28th October, 2015

6) “On Well Being”, Indo-Swiss Joint Research Program in the Social Sciences, 2nd Joint Seminar, Organised by ICSSR and University of Lausanne, 8-10th September 2015.

7) “Education for Dalits: Betwixt Emancipation and Stigma”, Paper presented in  Higher Education in Transition: Perspectives from India and China, Organized by the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi Sponsored and supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research and the India International Centre, Feb 27th -28th, 2015

8) Two Workshops on “Marginality, Humiliation and Social Recognition among Dalits, Adivasis (Tribes) and Muslims in India”, ICSSR, DFG (German Research Foundation, Germany organized in Ranchi, 22-23 September, and Delhi 28-29 September 2014

9) “Embattled Shadows: Mapping the Thoti’s Self”, 23rd European Conference on South Asian Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 23-26 July, 2014

10) “Decoding the Power of Language”, Paper presented in International Seminar on ‘Language and Power: Perspectives, Issues and Impact’, organised by Special Center for Sanskrit Studies, JNU in collaboration with University of Illinois, Urbana-Campaign, USA and Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore on 6-7th April, 2013.

11) “India’s Hidden Apartheid: Equal by Law, Unequal by Caste”, Lecture Delivered at the Human Rights Forum, 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden, organized by Dalit Solidarity Network, Sweden, 12 November 2012.

12) “Exclusion and Discrimination”, Group Discussion, Human Rights Forum, 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden, organized by Dalit Solidarity Network, Sweden, Friends of Village Community Development Society, Svalorna Indien-Bangladesh, Lund, 12 November 2012.

13) “Dalit Citizenship Rights”, Panel Discussant, Dalit Citizenship Rights “Understanding Dalit Identity”, Lecture Delivered at the Global Week, organized by the Gothenburg Univerity, Gothenburg, Sweden, 13 November, 2012.

14) “Caste Violence in India”, A Round Table with Swedish Parliamentarians, organized by Swedish-Indian Society at the Swedish Parliament and Dalit Solidarity Network, Sweden, Stockholm, 14 November 2012

15) “Dalit Cultural Identity Politics in the 21st Century”, Workshop organized by the Department of Indology, Uppsala University, Sweden, 15 November 2012.

16) "Constitution and its Importance for Dalits in Nepal", Keynote address delivered for the 8th Dalit Parliament, organised by Rastriya Dalit Network (RND) Nepal, Kathmandu, 24-08-2011.

17) “Negotiating Social Space: The Dalit Perspective”, Paper presented in  International Workshop “The Politics of Poverty and the Politics of the Poor in Modern South Asia” organised by Center for Modern Indian Studies from 6-8th July 2011, University of Gottingen, Germany.

18) “Equitable Access and Success in Higher Education”, Organized by the International Association of Universities, the World Bank and the University of Arizona, Arizona, USA, 17-19 November, 2010.

19) Participated in International consultation on ‘Interfacing for Emancipation: Dalit Theologians and Activists in Conversation for Collaboration’ organized by, The Collective of Dalit Ecumenical Christian Scholars (CODECS) in collaboration with South Asia Theological and Research Institute (SATHRI), the Ecumenical Christian Center (ECC), the Student Christian Movement in India (SCMI) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) at the Ecumenical Christian Center, Whitefield, Bangalore, 5-9 August, 2010. 

Papers Presented in National Conferences 

1) The Margins and the Social History”, National Seminar on Pluralism and the Crisis of Identity, Organised by Dr. Ambedkar Center for Social Justice & Centre for Promotion of Democracy & Secularism, University of Mumbai, 12-13 March 2017.

2) “Linguistic Hegemony and the Language Discrimination in Higher Educational Instituions in India”, (joint paper with Deepak Kumar), National Seminar on Student Diversity and Discrimination in Higher Education in India, National University of Educational Planning and Administration, Delhi 27-28 February, 2017

3) Panel Discussion, “Higher Education and Social Justice”, National Conference on Education in Contemporary India, Central Institute of Education, Delhi University, 22nd-24th February, 2017

4) “Ambedkar’s Economic Thought: A Roadmap for Social Welfare”, National Seminar on Revisiting Dr. B. R. Ambedkar in the Era of Globalization, Dept of  Political Science, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University and ICSSR, Delhi, 12th March 2016

5) “Caste Stigma in Indian Universities”, Workshop on Discrimination, Exclusion and Humiliation in Higher Education: Politics, Policy and Practice, School of Social Sciences, IGNOU New Delhi, 2nd Feb 2016

6) “Embodied Memories: A Journey with Ambedkar”, Creative Theory Colloquium 2014, Foundation for Creative Social Research and India International Centre, New Delhi, 5-6 September, 2014

7) “The Body and the Marginality of Caste”, National Workshop on ‘Is Dalit Self Sociological or Philosophical?’ Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR), Academic Research Center, Lucknow, 25th to 27th March 2014.

8) “Contested Images: Narrativising Ambedkar’s Statues in Andhra Pradesh”, National Seminar on ‘Dalit Studies: Continuties and Change’, Dr. Ambedkar Chair, CSSS/SSS JNU, New Delhi, 20-21st March 2014.

9) “Panchayati Raj Institution as the Agency for Promoting  Social Inclusion and Social Justice”, (With Research Team- David Lal, Narender Kumar, Vinod Mishra, Sanjeev Kumar), National Workshop on ‘Inclusive Governance and Social Justice: Concerns and Strategies’, Ambedkar Chair, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, March 10-11, 2014.

10) “Foregrounding Constitution: Ambedkar and Social Transformation”, (Joint Paper with Mr. Sanjeev Kumar), National Seminar ‘Ambedkar’s Contribution to Nation Building: Historical Role Relevance and Contemporary Challenges’, Center for Social Exclusion and Discrimination, JNU, New Delhi, February 24-25, 2014.

11) “Ideating Atrocities and Locating Dalit Citizenship”, National Seminar on ‘Interrogating the Report of Judicial Enquiry Commissions on Caste Violence in Tamilnadu’, organised by Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, on 28-30th March 2013.

12) “Dalit Forces and Markets”, National Seminar on Dalit Development and Inclusive Growth: Issues and Prospects, organized by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Research and Extension Centre , University of Mysore, November 26th to 28th, 2012

13) “Forging a New Language of Caste”, Issues in Ambedkar Studies, Department of Philosophy, Pondicherry University, 23-24 July 2012

14) “Introspecting Dalit and Naxal Movements in Andhra Pradesh”, National Seminar on “Geographical Perspective of Development Deficit and Naxalite Movement”, Dept. Of Geography, Banaras Hindu University and the Planning Commission, Govt. Of India, Banaras, 5-7 May 2012.

15) “Merit and Discrimination in Higher Educational Institutions”, One day Seminar on ‘Gram Swaraj: Issues of Democracy and Social Justice’, UDSF, JNU, 11-04-2012.

16) “Travelling With ‘Hello Baster’: In Search of Utopias”, National Seminar on ‘Indian Republic @ 60s: Appraisal from the Margins’, Dept of Political Science, Ram Lal Anand College (Evening), University of Delhi, 21-22 March 2012.

17) “Embodied Memories: a Journey with Ambedkar”, National Seminar on “The Dalit Experience and the Question of Marginality”, Department of English, University of Delhi, February 16 – 18, 2012

18) “Disability and Dignity”, National Seminar on “The Rights of the Physically Challenged: Socio, Economic and Political Dimensions”, A.S.N.M. Government College, Palakol, West Godaveri, Andhra Pradesh, 2nd-3rd, December, 2011

19) “Revisiting the Ambedkarite Notions of Democracy”, National Seminar on ‘Ambedkar and Contemporary Indian Politics’, Ambedkar University Delhi, 7th April, 2011.

20) “Dalit Movement: Some Reflections from Delhi University”, National Seminar on ‘Dalit Movement and its Contemporary Concerns’, Dr. K.R.Narayanan Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 23rd March 2011.

21) “Embodied Memories: A Journey with Ambedkar”, National Seminar on ‘Interrogating Discourses: Ambedkar and Discursivity’, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Studies Centre and Chair, University of Pune, March 14-15, 2011.

22) “Ambedkar’s Ideas on Democracy”, Inter-Disciplinary National Seminar on “60 Years of the Indian Constitution: Retrospect and Prospect”, Jaihind College, Mumbai, 20-22 September, 2010.

23) ‘Negotiating Citizenship: The Dalit Perspective’, National Seminar on ‘Citizenship, Nationality and Globalisation’ organized by Department of Philosophy, Dravidian University, Kuppam, AP,  16-18th September 2010.

24) ‘Caste Violence in Uttar Pradesh: Emerging Trends’, National Seminar on ‘Human Rights in India: Dalits and Minorities’, Center for Human Rights Studies, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad on 20-21st February 2010.

25) ‘Mapping Dalit Atrocities in Bihar’, National Conference on ‘Exclusionary Perspectives for Muslims and Marginalised Groups’, organized by Center for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad on 22-24th February 2010.

26) “The Thoti’s Stick: Re-hegemonizing the Self “, National Seminar on “Research Trends in Castes and Tribes of Southern India: A Centenary Seminar”. Programme for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion, SSS, JNU, 24-25 November 2009.

27) “Ambedkar’s Perspectives on Human Rights”, National Seminar on ‘Ambedkar as a Social Theorist’, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Central University, Lucknow, April 14-15, 2009.

28) “Ambedkarism as an Ideology”, Workshop organized by the United Dalits Students Front, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, April 9-14, 2009.

29) “Middle-Class Apathy and the Political Economy of Andhra Pradesh”, National Seminar on ‘The Middle Class Discourse, Mass Politics and the Making of the ‘Global’ India’, Punjab University, Chandigarh, March 26-27, 2009.

30) “A Transformative Perspective on Human Rights”, National Seminar on “The Human Rights Discourse in India”, Centre for Federal and Human Rights Studies, Jamia Hamdard University, March 20-21, 2009.

31) “Identity Politics in Andhra Pradesh”, National Seminar on ‘Identity Politics’, Motilal Nehru College, University of Delhi, March 28-29, 2008.

32) “Everyday Exclusion in Institutions of Higher Learning: Experiences from Hyderabad University”, National Seminar on ‘Social Exclusion’, Zakir Hussain College, University of Delhi, March 20-21, 2008.

33) “Ambedkar and Political Rights”, APISA International Conference on Social Justice, Developing Countries Research Centre, Delhi University, November 23-24, 2007.

34) “Telugu Dalit Writings and Gender Consciousness”, National Conference on ‘Narratives of Women and the Indian Nation’, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, November 20-22, 2007.

35) “Politics of Poverty and Grassroots Governance: The Andhra Pradesh Experience”, The International Conference on ‘Local Governance and Public Policy: An India-China Interaction’, Department of East Asian Studies, University  of Delhi and Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi, October 15-16, 2007.

36) “Is Society Civil: Education and Disempowerment”, Osmania University, Hyderabad, March 23-24, 2007.

37) “Freedom and Development: An Ambedkarite Critic of Amartya Sen”, National Seminar on ‘Economic Development, Globalisation and Marginalized Sections’, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Central University, Lucknow, November 28-29, 2006.

38) “Religion, Ecology and Human Rights”, (Joint Paper with Dr. Shailaja Menon), National Seminar on ‘Human Rights in the Era of Globalization’, Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad, November 3-4, 2006.

39) “Chittoor: State Institutions and Poverty”, National Seminar at Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, 2004.

40) “Invisible Displacement: A Study of Dalit Displacement in Andhra Pradesh”, The 14th Grassroots Politics Colloquium, on ‘Development and Displacement’, Developing Countries Research Centre, University of Delhi, February 13-14, 2003. 

Visiting Faculty/Lectures Delivered 

1) Guest Speaker, “Higher Education and Social Justice”, National Conference on ‘Education in Contemporary India’, Dept of Education, Delhi University, 22nd Feb 2017

2) Panellist, Book Launch, “The Past of the Outcaste: Readings in Dalit History”, (orient BlackSwan) IIC, Delhi, 14th Feb 2017

3) “Caste Atrocities, Legal Preventions and Social Justice”, ICSSR Northern Regional Centre Sponsored Workshop on Laws and Rights, Gargi College, Delhi University, 4th February, 2017

4) Inaugural Address, “The Role of Youth in Social Change: Contemporary Challenges”, Capacity Building Training Programme, Dept. Of Social Work, Delhi University, 27th January 2017

5) "The Politics of Owning Ambedkar", National Seminar  on "Ambedkar Perspectives on Dalit Politics and Empowerment in India" organised by Centre for Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Studies in Mangalore University on 6th and 7th December, 2016

6) “Ethnography and Analysis of Qualitative Data”, Indian Social Institute, Dec 5th, 2016

7) “The Fundamental Duties of the Citizens of India”, Special Lecture on Constitution Day, Kirorimal College, Delhi University, 29th November 2016

8) “Understanding Social Exclusion: Some Reflections”, Golden Jubilee Lecture Series, Dept of Political Science, Swami Shradhhanand College, Delhi University, Delhi, 6th October 2016

9) “Ambedkar and the Gender Question”, Dept of Political Science, Kamala Nehru College, Delhi University, 15th Sept, 2016

10) “Creative Research in Social Sciences”, Faculty Development Programme, C R Reddy College, Elluru, Andhra Pradesh, August 20, 2016

11) Qualitative Research Methods, Indian Social Institute, New Delhi, 11th July 2016

12) Democracy and Social Justice: An Ambedkarite Perspective, Dept of Social Work, Delhi University, 2nd July, 2016

13) Discussion on, 100 years of Ambedkar’s “Castes in India”, organised by Joint Action Committee for Social Justice Delhi, at South Asian University, Delhi on 9th May 2016

14) Panel Discussant, “Title Deeds of Democracy: Ambedkar’s Perspective”, for a ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on “Democracy, Social Exclusion and Rights in Contemporary India”, Miranda House, University of Delhi, 19th April 2016

15) “Qualitative Research Methods: An Overview”, Workshop on Research Methodology, Indian Social Institute, New Delhi, 28th February, 2016.

16) “Caste and Exclusion in the University”, Public Lecture at Ambedkar University, Delhi 8th February 2016

17) “Caste and the University”, Centre for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion, JNU, Delhi, Feb 1st, 2016

18) "Dalit Students, Discrimination and Higher Education in India" Council for Social Development, Delhi, Feb 1st 2016

19) “Rohith’s Death and the HCU Campus”, Dept of Political Science, Delhi University, January 22nd, 2016.

20) Two Public Lectures on Caste Discrimination in the Campus in JNU on 25th and 26th January 2016

21) “Human Rights in a Globalized World”, 3rd Orientation Program, UGC-HRDC, JNU, New Delhi, Dec 1st 2015

22) “Ambedkar: Constitution and Nation Building”, Mahi-Mandvi Hostel, JNU, organized by UDSF, Dec 1st 2015

23) Panel Discussant- “Indian Constitution-A Revolutionary Milestone in the Making of the Republic of India”, Govt. Of NCT of Delhi, 26th November 2015,

24) “The Constitution and Human Rights”, Swami Shradhhanand College, Delhi University, November 25th, 2015

25) “The Semiotics of Parenthood: A Lived Experience”, Lecture Delivered for the 114 Orientation Program at the Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 14th November 2015

26) “Six Decades of the Indian Constitution” Lecture delivered for the 14th Refresher Course in Political Science, organized by the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, 14th November 2015 

27) “The Preamble and its Relevance Today”, Special Lecture Delivered on Constitution Day, Deshbandhu College, Delhi University, 5th November 2015

28) “The Concept of Human Rights: Meaning, Evolution, Classification and Changing Dimensions”,  UGC Sponsored Certificate Course on Human Rights, Ramanujan College, Delhi University, 20th September 2015

29) “Babasaheb Amedkar and the Women’s Question”, Lecture Delivered at the Political Science Department, Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University, 17th September, 2015

30) “Development, Dalits and Human Rights”, Centre for the Study of Exclusion and Discrimination, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, March 7th 2015

31) “Qualitative Research Methods”, Indian Social Institute, Delhi, March 4th 2015

32) “Theoretical Dimensions of Human Rights”, Centre for Human Rights Studies, Ramanujan College, Delhi University, Feb 15th , 2015

33) Panellist for “Future of Dalit Politics”,  organized by NACDOR, India International Centre, New Delhi, Feb 15th  2015

34) “Democracy and Human Rights in India”, Special Lecture, Dept. Of Political Science, Sri Venkateshwara College, Delhi University, 16th February 2015

35) “Human Rights in Contemporary India”, Special Lecture, Dept. Of Political Science, Motilal Nehru College, Delhi University, 11th February 2015.

36) “Liquor and Democracy in Andhra Pradesh”, Madras Institute of Development Studies, 17th November 2014.

37) “Dalit Students’ Experiences in Indian Universities, SC/ST NET Coaching, Dept. Of English, Madras University, 17th November 2014.

38) “Ambedkarite Politics in University of Hyderabad”, Post Dinner Talk at  University of Hyderabad, Organized by Ambedkar Students Association, 6th November 2014

39) Panellist for the discussion, “Can Caste be Swept Away?” New Socialist Initiative Public Meeting, Department of Sociology, Delhi University, 15th October 2014

40) Panellist for the discussion, “Carving Out a New History: A Tribute to Kanshiram”, UDSF, JNU, 11th October, 2014

41) "Experiencing Exclusion in Every Day Life of a Dalit: Some Reflections". Lecture Delivered at the Orientation Program, UGC-ASC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 29th August, 2014

42) ‘Is Ambedkar a Feminist Thinker?’ Lecture Delivered at Lakshmibai College for ‘Society for Affirmative Action’, University of Delhi, Delhi, April 15, 2014

43) “Adhunik Samay Mein Ambedkar ka Mahatva” Key Note Address, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, April 14, 2014

44) Panel Discussant on “Patriarchy and Contemporary Society”, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, February 13, 2014

45) ‘Doing Ethnographic Research’, Lectured delivered at the Workshop for Research Scholars, UGC-ASC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, January 3rd, 2014

46) ‘Parliamentary Democracy in India: Revisiting Ambedkar’s Ideas”, Lectured delivered at the Summer Special Programme, UGC-ASC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, May 24, 2013

47) “Parliamentary Democracy in India: Revisiting Ambedkar”, Special Lecture delivered at Ambedkar Chair, IGNOU, April 29, 2013

48) “Ambedkar on Indian Society”, Public Lecture organized by the Andhra Association, Delhi, April 14, 2013

49) “Self-Determination and State Suppression”, Lecture delivered at the Delhi University Students Forum, 23rd March 2013

50) Two Lectures delivered for the UGC Refresher Course in Political Science, Delhi University a) “Formulating a Research Proposal”, 4th March 2013 and b) “Social Inclusion and Grassroots Governance”, 5th March 2013.

51) “Social and Psychological Perspectives on Inclusion”, Lecture delivered at the UGC Orientation Course at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 25th February, 2013.  

52) “Medium and Silenced Voices”, Discussion organized by the JNU Students Union, JNU, New Delhi, 22nd August, 2012

53) “Social Movements and Transition: Experiences from Andhra Pradesh” Lecture delivered for the UGC Refresher Course, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 19th April, 2012, New Delhi

54) “Understanding Human Rights”, Lecture Delivered at Ramanujam College, Delhi University, March 20, 2012

55) “Social Exclusion and Equal Opportunities”, Lecture Delivered at the Equal Opportunities Cell, Gargi College, Delhi University, March 16, 2012

56) “Caste, Development and Exclusion”, Lecture Delivered at Political Science Association, Daulat Ram College, Delhi University, March 15, 2012

57) “Caste and Social Exclusion”, Lecture Delivered at Political Science Association, Ramjas College, Delhi University, January 17th 2012

58) “The Development Discourse and Human Rights”, Lecture Delivered at Ramanujan College, Delhi University, January 12, 2012.

59) Delivered Lectures on Issues of Caste, Political Ideology of Ambedkar and Gandhi for Korean Students (Study Exchange Programme) at the Dept. Of Linguistics, Delhi University, 2009-2012

60) “75 Years of Dalit Politics”, National Convention, organized by the Andhra Pradesh SC/ST Employees Association and the Republican Party of India, 17-18th December 2011, Hyderabad

61) ‘Gandhi’s Non-Violence and Indian State’, Lecture delivered at the Gandhian Study Centre, Y.N. College, Narsapur, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, 3rd December, 2011.

62) ‘Indian Constitution with Special reference to Directive Principles of State Policy’, Lecture delivered in the School for Development Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi on 30-09-2011.

63) ‘Research Writings in Social Exclusion and Inclusion Issues’, Lecture delivered for M.Phil students in Center for Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy in Pondichery University, Pondichery on 28-09-2011.

64) “The Social Vision of Dr. Ambedkar”, Foundation Day Lecture delivered at the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre for Bio-Medical Research, University of Delhi, 13th April 2011.

65) “Institutional Responses to Social Problems of the Marginalized”, Lecture delivered at the birth anniversary celebrations of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, organized by the Delhi University SC/ST Employees Association, 13th April 2011.

66) “Social Justice and Institutional Responses”, Lecture delivered at a seminar on “Education-Emancipation”, organised by A.P. Bhavan SC/ST Employees Welfare Association, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Bhavan, Delhi, 9th April, 2011.

67) “Negotiating Dalit Identity”, Lecture Delivered at a Workshop “Identities, Development and Violence”, organised by the Indian Social Institute and Foundation for Creative Social Research, 26th March, 2011.

68) “Research Writing and Fieldwork”, Lecture delivered at the Workshop on Research Methodology, Indian Social Institute and the Human Rights Law Network, New Delhi, 23/2/2011.

69) “Social Justice and the Developmental State: Dr. Ambedkar’s Perspective”, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, 30/12/2010.

70) Delivered a lecture on “Gandhi and His Relevance in Contemporary India”, Satyawati College, Delhi University, 8/12/2010.

71) Delivered a lecture on “Positive Discrimination and Social Justice”, Gargi College, Delhi University, 3/12/2010.

72) Delivered a Lecture on “The Dalit Self”, Institute of Lifelong Learning, Refresher Course in English Literature, Delhi University, November 24, 2010.

73) Delivered a Lecture on “Ambedkar and Social Justice”, Kalindi College, Delhi University, 20/10/2010.

74) “Understanding Dalit Narratives”, Organized by Lady Sri Ram College, University of Delhi, 15 January, 2010.

75) Delivered Lectures for Students Pursuing M.A. and P.G. Diploma in Development Studies, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, New Delhi, 2008-2009.

76) Delivered the Inaugural Lecture, “Relevance of Gandhi’s Thought” for the Certificate Course in Gandhian Studies at Sri Y.N. College, Narsapur, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, November 6, 2008.

77) “Interpreting India”, Lecture Delivered to Students of the Government Degree College, Rajamundry, Andhra Pradesh, November 6, 2008.

78) “Caste, Class, Gender and Religion”, Two Lectures Delivered at Nizam’s College and Post-Graduate College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, March 23rd 2007.

79) Visiting Faculty, Department of Political Science, Osmania University, March 20th to 31st, 2007.

80) Lecture on “Changing Nature of the State in India” at the Academic Staff College, Hyderabad Central University, October 15, 2004.

81) Five Special Lectures for Human Rights Students of the Jamia Millia Islamia Central University,  New Delhi, March 10_ 20, 2003.

National Workshops Attended

1. Member of the Expert Committee Meeting on Certificate Program on Life and Thoughts of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Faculty of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, IGNOU, 23rd September, 2015

2. Participated in the Consultative Workshop on devising the syllabus for a diploma course in “Social Development”, Council for Social Development, IIC, New Delhi, 28th August, 2014.

3. Chaired the Session in the seminar on “Regional Parties in the Changing Environment of Indian Politics”, Dept. of Political Science, Bhagini Nivedita College, University of Delhi, March 18-19, 2013

4. Panel Discussant on “Introspecting and Prospecting Dalit Politics in India”, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Chair, Center for the Study of Social Systems, SSS, JNU, 27-03-2012.

5. Chaired the Valedictory Session, “Human Rights in Indian Politics: Development, Social Movements and Institutions”, UGC National Seminar, Dept of Political Science, Hindu College, Delhi University, 21-22 March, 2012

6. Consultative Workshop on “Making Inclusion a Reality”, 12 March 2012, IIC, Delhi, Organized by, Wada Na Todo Abhiyaan and NCDHR, Delhi

7. Participated in a Workshop on “Militant Left Radicalism, State and Civil Society: The Centrality of Tribal Land Rights”, Council for Social Development, 10-11 December 2010, New Delhi.

8. Participated in a National Consultation on “Private Bill on the Special Component Plan for the Scheduled Castes”, organized by the National Dalit Forum, Indian Social Institute, Delhi, 7/12/2010.

9. Participated in a National Consultation on “Ford Foundation-IIE Workshop on Reservations in Indian Higher Education”, 2nd-3rd November 2010, New Delhi.

 

Lectures/Panel Discussion through the Electronic Media

1) Panel Discussion on Lok Sabha TV on “Ambedkar in Contemporary India”, 15/5/15

2) Delivered the Keynote Address at the Human Rights Section of the Documentary Film Festival, “Prakruti”, Agartala, 16/2/2011.

3) Panel Discussion on the book “Developmental State and the Dalit Question in Madhya Pradesh: Congress Response”, (Author-Sudha Pai) UGC CEC Programme, December 31, 2009.

4) “Dalit Movement in India”, UGC CEC Programme, December 7, 2010.

5) Panel Discussion on “Atrocities on Dalits”, Lok Sabha Television, 10/8/2010. 

6) Lecture on “Is the Indian State a Welfare State” for UGC CEC Programme, August 2009.

 

Chair/Jury/Consultancy/Special Lectures

♦ K.R.Narayanan Memorial Lecture 2017- “Emerging Challenges of Higher Education”, M.G.University, Kottayam, Kerala, 19th January 2017

♦ Special Lecture: ‘Ambedkar in Contemporary India’, Seminar on “Dr B.R. Ambedkar Perspectives on Dalit Politics and Empowerment in India”, Centre for Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Studies, Mangalore University, 7th December 2016

♦ Consultative Meeting on the National Policy on Education 2016, UGC-Centre for Federal Studies, Jamia Hamdard, 24th September 2016

♦ Key Note Speaker, 125th Birth Anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar and Buddha Purnima, Organised by Ambedkar Students Association, Punjab University, Chandigarh on 21st May 2016.

♦ Chaired a Discussion, Dalit Vision: Beyond Rhetoric, Decorative Politicos, Brahminical Hegemony and Maharashtra, organized by India International Centre, Maharashtra Sanskritik ani Rannaniti Adhyayn Samiti and Working Group on Alternative Strategies, Delhi, 1st May 2016

♦ Guest of Honour, 125th Birth Anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar, Organised by SC/ST Employees Welfare Association, Delhi Development Authority, New Delhi, 26th April 2016

♦ Guest of Honour, 125th Birth Anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar, , Organised by SC/ST Employees Welfare Association, BSNL, New Delhi, 22nd April, 2016

♦ Special Lecture- “Ambedkar and Human Rights”, Gujarat National Law University, Equal Opportunity Cell, Gandhinagar, April 14, 2016

♦ Chaired a Panel Discussion, ‘Caste in Higher Education’, organised by JNUSU and JNUTA, JNU New Delhi, 5th April, 2016

♦ Chaired a Session, 'Race and Caste: Intercontinental Experiences' PDSE, JNU 26th, February, 2016 

♦ Chaired a Session, “Social Welfare: How Much, To Whom and How Long?”, National Seminar on ‘Social Welfare Administration in India: Linking with Digital India”, Ambedkar Chair, IIPA, Delhi, 27th November 2015

♦ Chaired a Session, National Seminar on “Rethinking Assertive Politics in Contemporary Bihar: Caste, Development and Governance, Rajdhani College, University of Delhi and ICSSR, 20th March 2015

♦ Guest of Honour, Equal Opportunity Cell, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 9th March 2015

♦ Consultant for the "Challenges and Strategies for Development of SCs and STs in Neo-liberal India, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Institute of Social Sciences, Dr. Ambedkar Nagar (Mhow) M.P. on  27-29 January, 2015.

♦ Member of the Jury for the Prakriti Film Festival-2012, organized by the Consortium for Educational Communication, University Grants Commission, 9th August, 2012, New Delhi.                                                                                                 

Seminars / Workshops Organized 

1) Interpreting Key Texts of Ambedkar for Contemporary India, Convenor, 10 Day Research Methodology Course sponsored by ICSSR, Department of Political Science, Delhi University, Delhi – 18-27th February 2016.

2) Creative Theory Colloquium 2- Co-Convenor, Creative Theory Foundation, IIC, Delhi- 5-6th September 2015

3) Gender, Identity and Migration in India, (Co-Coordinator), ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, 7-8 August 2015

4) “Power, Culture and Marginality”, (Co- Convenor) National Seminar -16th and 17th March 2015, ICSSR and Department of Political Science, Delhi University

5) “Discrimination and Exclusion in Higher Education Institutions”, Half Day Workshop with Centre for Human Rights Studies and Dept of Political Science Hyderabad University and Department of Political Science, Delhi University, ICSSR Sponsored Project, 7th November 2014.

6) Creative Theory Colloquium 1- Co-Convenor, Creative Theory Foundation, IIC, Delhi- 5-6th September 2014

7) “Mindscapes of Caste: Reconciling Equity and Justice”, (Coordinator), National Seminar -23rd and 24th March 2012 UGC-SAP-I, Department of Political Science, Delhi University

8) One Day Workshop on “Democracy, Globalization and Peace”, organized by, UGC-SAP-I, Department of Political Science, Delhi University, November 11, 2010.

9) International Conference on “The Global Crisis and Hegemonic Dilemmas”, Organized by Delhi University (Political Science), ICSSR, ICPR, New York University (Dept. of Sociology), Popular Education and Action Centre, November 8-10, 2010.

10) Organized a One-Day Workshop on “Exclusion in Students Union Bodies in India”, (Coordinator), in Collaboration with Special Assistance Programme, Dept of Political Science and Human Rights Programme, University of Hyderabad, October 24, 2008.

11) The 18th Grassroots Politics Colloquium, ‘Agrarian Crisis in India’, (Coordinator), March 8-10, 2007, Developing Countries Research Centre, University of Delhi.

12) The 14th Grassroots Politics Colloquium, ‘Development and Displacement’, February 13-14, 2003, Developing Countries Research Centre, University of Delhi.

Research Supervision

Doctoral Theses

1. “Social Audit in Panchayati Raj: A Study of Kerala and Jharkhand”, (Work in Progress).

2. “Ambedkar’s Contribution to Education”, (Work in Progress).

3. “Ambedkar and Women’s Property Laws in India”, (Work in Progress).

4. “Pedagogy and Exclusion in Higher Education” (Work in Progress).

5. “Conversions in Post Ambedkar India: A Study of Deekshabhumi” (Work in Progress).

6. “Theorizing Human Dignity”, (Submitted).

7. “Kandhamal Violence and the State: An Interface between Ethnicity, Caste, Class and Religion”. 2013

8. “Atrocities on Dalit Women in Rajasthan: A Case Study of Jaipur”, (Co-supervision) Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. 2012

9. “Prioritizing Basic Education Policy for Human Security: A Case Study of Bihar”. 2013

10. “Gendering Governance at the Grassroots: A Study of Bihar” 2013

11. “Political Economy of Child Labour in India: A Study in the Brassware Industry of Moradabad.” 2011

M. Phil Dissertations

1) Child Work and Food Security: A Case Study of Palamau District in Jharkhand, 2003.

2) Dalits and Globalization, 2004.

3) Urban Poverty in India: A Case Study of National Capital Territory, Delhi, 2004.

4) Constitutional Provisions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes: A Study of the Prevention of the SC and ST Atrocities Act, 1989, 2006.

5) The Dalit Movement in India: The Post-Khairlanji Scenario, 2009.

6) Gendering Grassroots Governance in India: A Structural Political Perspective, 2009. 

7) A Study on the Debates on Dalit Conversions in Post- Independent India, 2009.

8) Understanding Social Exclusion: Theoretical Debates, 2010.

9) Government Polices for Visually Challenged Children in Delhi Schools, 2011.

10) Understanding Self and Self-Respect in a Caste Society, 2012

11) Climate Change and Livelihood of the Fishing Community in Coastal Regions, 2012

12) Insurgency in the North-East: Its Impact on the Pangal Muslims in Manipur, 2012.

13) Student Protest Politics in Indian Universities: A Comparative Study of Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University 2014

14) Ambedkar and the Women’s Question 2015

15) Perceptions on Higher Education Among Muslims in Delhi 2015

16) Language and Discrimination in Higher Learning Institutions (work in progress)

17) Rape Trials in India (work in progress)

 

Fellowships Received

Junior Research Fellowship offered by the University Grants Commission, India, 1994.

Languages Known

English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil.

M.A.

Political Science, University of Hyderabad, 1993.

B.A.

History, Economics and Political Science, Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh.

Contact

E-mail- suku69@yahoo.com, skn70@yahoo.com, nsukumar@polscience.du.ac.in


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