Prof. Ujjwal Kumar Singh

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

 

Education

Ph.D

1996, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, London

Topic: Political Prisoners in India, 1920-1977 

M.A.

1985, University of Delhi, Delhi

Subject: Political Science

B.A.(Honours)

1983, Patna University, Patna

Subject: Political Science

Teaching Positions

1. University of Delhi, Delhi

Professor, Department of Political Science, April 2006 onwards

Reader, Department of Political Science, December 2004 to April 2006

2. Panjab University, Chandigarh

Reader in Indian Politics, Department of Political Science, April 1998 to December 2004 

3. Hindu College, Delhi University, Delhi

Lecturer, October 1986 - December 1994

Senior Lecturer, December 1994 - April 1998

Courses Taught

Delhi University, December 2004 onwards

M.Phil:

State and Constitutionalism in India (2008-2009, self designed optional course)

State, Law and Politics in India (2007-2008, self designed optional course)

MA:

Indian Politics: Politics in India (compulsory), Democracy and Human Rights in India (optional)

Comparative Politics: Comparative Political Analysis (compulsory), Social Movements and Revolutions (optional), Modern States in a Comparative Perspective (optional) 

Panjab University, Chandigarh, April 1998 – Nov 2004

MA:

Indian Politics: Indian Government and Politics

Comparative Politics: Comparative Politics: Understanding Advanced Industrialised Societies (Compulsory), Nationalisms: Past and Present (Optional)

Political Theory: Key Concepts in Political Analysis (Compulsory), Revolutionary Thought and Practice (optional)

Hindu College, University of Delhi, Oct 1986 - April 1998

Undergraduate:

Indian Politics: Indian Government and Politics (Compulsory)

Comparative Politics: Comparative Government and Politics (Compulsory), Economic Systems (Optional), Political Economy and Society (Optional)

MA (As part of Cooperative teaching):

Political Economy of Development (Optional)

Honorary Positions:

Associate of the University of Technology, Sydney from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2015.

Fellow at Developing Countries Research Centre, an interdisciplinary research centre of Delhi University, October 1997 onwards.

Visiting Faculty/Professorship: 

♦ Visiting Professor under the UGC-SAP (DRS) Programme of the Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi from 26 February 2018 – 6 March 2018.

♦ Visiting Professor under the ‘A New Passage to India’ Programme, funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) at the University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany, from 23 November 2017 to 23 December 2017.

♦ ICCR Rajeev Gandhi Visiting Chair Professor in Contemporary Indian Studies at University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (24 February 2012– 20 June 2012).

♦ Visiting Fellow at the UGC Centre for Advanced Studies, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh (11 October to 17 October, 2010).

♦ Visiting Faculty at the Centre for Advanced Studies, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Pune, Pune (19 November 2009 to 21 November 2009).

Publications

Book(s)

1. Human Rights and Peace: Ideas, Laws, Institutions and Movements (edited), Volume IV of the Peace Studies Series, Sage, Delhi, 2009. [9788178298849]

The book was reviewed in the following journals and newspapers

1. Reviewed by V. Venkatesan in The Frontline, Vo.26, Issue 6, 14-27 March 2009.

2. Reviewed by Ashok Yadav in The Tribune, 29 November 2009.

3. Reviewed by Peter Kinderman in Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 1532-7949, Volume 15, Issue 3, 2009, Pages 305 – 307. 

2. Towards Legal Literacy: An Introduction to the Laws in India (co-edited with Kamala Sankaran), Oxford University Press, Delhi, 2008. [0195692225]

3. The State, Democracy and Anti-Terror Laws in India, Sage, Delhi, 2007. [0761935185] 

The book was reviewed in the following journals and newspapers:

1. Reviewed by Devyani Srivastava in the web-journal of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, July 2007.

2. Reviewed by Maj.Gen.Nilendra Kumar in USI (United Service of India) Journal, April-June 2007.

3. Reviewed by A.G.Noorani in his essay on ‘Liberty Vs.Security: The Canadian Model’ in Economic and Political Weekly, 14 July, 2007.

4. Reviewed by Iftikhar Gilani in Himal, August 2007.

5. Reviewed in Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) Journal, London, Vol.152, No.4, August 2007.

6. Reviewed by Leela Fernandes in Critical Asian Studies, Vol.39, No.3, September 2007.

7. Reviewed by Kumar Suresh in a review article ‘Diversity and Governance in India’, in the Indian Journal of Federal Studies, No.2, 2007.

8. Reviewed by Bikram Jeet Batra in Economic and Political Weekly, 29 December 2007.

9. Reviewed by Partho Ghosh in South Asia Survey, No.14, 2007.

10. Reviewed by A.Seshan in Free Press Journal, Mumbai, 20 January 2008.

11. Reviewed by V. Venkatesan in Frontline, 1 August, 2008.

12. Reviewed by Harsh Sethi in Seminar, No. 611, July 2010.

13. Reviewed by Harsh Dobhal in Contributions to Indian Sociology, Vol.44, No.3, 2010. 

4. Political Prisoners in India, Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1998 [0195641884], (Paperback 2001 [019565388])

The book was reviewed in the following journals and newspapers:

1. A.G.Noorani, `Crimes of Politics', in Frontline, September 25, 1998.

2. Abhijit Dutta, `Prisoners of Conscience', in The Statesman, Calcutta, November 2, 1998.

3. Amal Ray, `Codes of Confinement', in Deccan Herald, Banglore, August 29, 1999.

4. Reviewed by Javeed Alam, Seminar, November, 1999.

5. Alok Jha, `The Making of the `Other'', in Encounter, Volume 2, No.6. November-December, 1999.

6. Surinder S.Jodhka, `Where enemies of state spend their days', in The Tribune, January 11, 2000.

7. Harish Khare, `What Constitutes Political Crime', in The Book Review, New Delhi, August, 2000.

8. Reviewed by Lata Singh in The Indian Historical Review, Volume XXVII, No.1 January, 2000.

9. Reviewed by Harjinder Singh in Social Sciences Research Journal, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Vol.8, No.3, 2000.

10.Reviewed by G.N.Prashanth in Contributions to Indian Sociology, Volume 35, no.3, September-December 2001.

Policy Document

India Expert for the Sustainable Governance Indicator (SGI) project for the BRICS countries. The study led the publication of the report titled Change Ahead? Sustainable Governance in the BRICS, Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gutersloh, 2013.

Monograph

Institutions and Democratic Governance: A Study of the Election Commission and Electoral Governance in India, Monograph no. 9, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi, 2004 [8187614277] 

Research Project/Report

Gandhi as a Political Prisoner and Penal Reformer: Explorations in the Notions of Nation, State and Citizenship in Gandhi, under Fellowship awarded by the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti Bhavan, New Delhi (1 January 2002 to 4 October 2004). 

Articles:

♦ ‘The ‘Inside-Outside’ Body: National Human Rights Commission of India’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. LII, No. 5, 3 February 2018.

♦ ‘Persistent Centrism and its Explanations’ (co-authored Symposium paper on Susanne and Lloyd Rudolph), Studies in Indian Politics, Vol. 4, Issue 2, 2 December 2016.

♦ ‘The Masculinist Security State and Anti-terror Law Regimes in India’ (co-authored), Asian Studies Review, Volume 39, Issue 2, June 2015.

♦ “In Search of ‘Good Democracy’: Electoral Laws, Political Dynamics and the Election Commission of India”, in Insub Mah and Heeok Lee eds. The Search for Good Democracy in Asia, eds. Insub Mah and Heeok Lee, Delhi: Manak, 2015 [9789378314032].

♦ ‘The Judicial Nineties: Of Truth, Power and ‘Entire State of Captivity’ in Mayur Suresh and Arvind Narrain (eds.) The Shifting Scales of Justice: The Supreme Court in the Judicial Nineties, Orient Blackswan, Delhi, 2014.[9788125054320]

♦ ‘Surveillance Regimes in India’ in Fergal Davis, Nicola McGarrity and George Williams (eds.) States of Surveillance: Counter-Terrorism and Comparative Constitutionalism, Routledge, London, 2013. [9780415829106]

♦ ‘Between Moral Force and Supplementary Legality: A Model Code of Conduct and the Election Commission of India’, Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy, Volume 11, Number 2 June 2012.[15331296]

♦ ‘Mapping Anti-terror legal regimes in India’ in Victor Ramraj, Michael Hor, Kent Roach, and George Williams (eds.) Global Anti-Terrorism Law and Policy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012. [9781107014671]

♦ ‘Indian democracy in search of a democratic state: Socio-Political challenges and state responses in contemporary India’ in Tina Uys and Sujata Patel (eds), Contemporary India and South Africa: Legacies, Identities, Dilemmas, Routledge, Delhi, 2012. [9780415522991]

♦ ‘Extraordinary Laws in India: TADA, POTA, AFSPA and UAPA’ in Manoranjan Mohanty et.al., Weapon of the Oppressed, Inventory of People’s Rights in India, Council of Social Development, Daanish Books, Delhi, 2011 [ISBN 81-89654-97-7], pp.361-365.

♦ ‘The Police and the People: Rights and Police Accountability in India’ in Ajay K.Mehra and Rene Levy (eds.), The Police, State and Society: Perspectives from India and France,  Pearson/Longman, Delhi, 2011. [978813173145]

♦ ‘The Ambivalence of Citizenship: The IMDT Act (1983) and the politics of forclusion in Assam’, Critical Asian Studies, Vol. 41, No. 1, March 2009 (co-authored).

♦ ‘Penal Strategies and Political Resistance in Colonial and Independent India’ in Ranbir Singh and Kalpana Kannabiran eds. Challenging the Rule(s) of Law: Colonialism, Criminology and Human Rights in India, Sage, Delhi, 2008.

♦ ‘Statutory Frameworks and Institutional Arrangements: India’ in Dushyantha Mendis ed. Electoral Processes and Governance in South Asia, Sage, Delhi, 2008.

♦ ‘POTA and the case of Raja Bhaiya’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XLI, No.1, January 7-13, 2006.

♦ ‘Human Rights in India’, in Stanley Wolpert ed., The Encyclopedia of India, first edition, Charles Scribner, New York, 2006.

♦ ‘L’érosion silencieuse: Lois antiterrorists et jurisprudence en Inde’, DIOGÈNE (a quarterly publication of the International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies, published by Sage, London in five languages) No. 212, Octobre-Décembre, 2005.[9782130552253]   [The English version ‘The Silent Erosion: Anti-Terror Laws and Shifting Contours of Jurisprudence in India’ appeared in Diogenes, No.212, Vol.53, Issue 4, 2006.[03921921]  A longer version of the paper with the same title appeared in Ranabir Samaddar and Giles Tarabout eds. Conflict, Power and the Landscape of Constitutionalism, Routledge, Delhi & Abingdon, 2008. A Translation of the paper in Turkish appeared in an edited volume brought out by the Criminal Law Department of University of Istanbul, Turkey.

♦ ‘Democratising State and Civil Society: Role of Civil Liberties and Democratic Rights Movements in India’, Contemporary India, Vol.4, Nos.1&2, January-June 2005.

♦ ‘State, Extraordinary Laws, and the Violence of Jurisprudence: The Prevention of Terrorism Act in India’, Scienza & Politica (Journal of University of Bologna, Italy), 32, 2005. [8849125496]

♦ ‘POTA and Federalism’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.39, no.18, May 1-7, 2004, also published in Akhtar Majeed ed., Federal India: A Design for Good Governance, Centre for Federal Studies and Manak Publications, Delhi, 2005.

♦ ‘Constitutionalism, Plurality and Extraordinary Laws in India’, Contemporary India, Volume 3, Number 2, April-June, 2004.

♦ ‘Repeal of POTA: What About Other Draconian Acts’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.39, no.33, August 14-20, 2004. 

♦ ‘State and the Emerging Interlocking Legal Systems in India: Permanence of the Temporary’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.39, no.2, January 10-16, 2004.

♦ ‘POTA Review: What Will it Achieve?’ Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.38, No.49, December 6-12, 2003.

♦ ‘Democratic Dilemmas: Can Democracy Do Without Extraordinary Laws?’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.38, no.5, February 1-7, 2003.

♦ ‘Amnesty to Police Officers: Probing the Politics of Truth and Reconciliation in Punjab’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.37, no.32, August 10-16, 2002.

♦ ‘Citizen-Voter and the Right to Know’, Mainstream, Vol.XL, No.32, July 27, 2002.

♦ ‘Electoral Governance in South Asia: Statutory Frameworks and Institutional arrangements of Electoral Governance in India’, Ethnic Studies Report (Journal of the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka), Vol.XX, Nos. 1 & 2, January and July 2002.  A revised version published in Dushyantha Mendis ed., Electoral Processes and Governance in South Asia, Sage, Delhi, 2007.

♦ ‘Transitions in Comparative Politics: Past Concerns and New Challenges', Panjab Journal of Politics, Vol.XXV, No.1, 2001.

♦ ‘Prati-Upaniveshvad Andolan aur Mahilayein: Mudde aur Sandarbha', Narivadi Rajneeti: Sangharsh Evam Mudde, Rajneeti Shaastra Vibhaag aur Hindi Maadhyam Nideshalaya, Delhi, 2001.

♦ ‘Political Prisoners and the Prison System: Colonial Purposes and Praxiological Problems' in Rani D.Shankardass (ed.) Punishment and the Prison: Indian and International Perspectives, Sage, Delhi, 1999.

♦ ‘Prisoners as `Criminals' and Prisoners as `Citizens': The Question of their Rights' in Indian Journal of Human Rights, Vol.II, 1999.

Popular Articles 

♦ ‘Raag Darbari tells us that trust in political authority can never be absolute’, The Wire, 22 January 2018. (co-authored) 

Research Papers presented in Conferences and Seminars

♦ Paper on the theme ‘Is there a Colour of Terrorism: Religion, Law and Politics’, presented at a National Conference on ‘Religion, Difference and Politics’, organized by the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, 19-20 March 2018.

♦ ‘Political Education and Social Media’, paper presented at a National Symposium on ‘Student Politics, Social Media and Political Education’ organised by Central Institute of Education, Department of Education, University of Delhi, Delhi, 16 February 2018.

♦ ‘Indian Constitutionalism: Challenges Ahead’, paper presented at a conference on India in 2030 at the Sri Guru Nanak Dev (SGND) Khalsa College, University of Delhi, 11 January 2018.

♦ ‘Special PoPositions lice Officers, Policing and Internal Conflicts in India’, paper presented at an international conference on Policing in South Asia: Dilemmas of Governance and the Making of Participatory Communities, at Jawaharlal Nehru University, 6th January 2018.

♦ ‘Political Culture, Democracy, and Citizenship in India’, (co-authored paper presented in an international conference on ‘Constitutional Democracy: Normative Frameworks’, University of Wurzburg, Germany (under the UGC-DAAD funded Indo-German Partnership in Higher Education project), 7-8 December 2017.

♦ ‘The ‘Inside-Outside’ Body: National Human Rights Commission of India’, paper presented at one day training programme on human rights organised by Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), New Delhi at AUD, Delhi, September 8, 2017

♦ ‘Government through Security, Surveillance and Welfare: State Practices in Contemporary India’, paper presented at the three day UGC national seminar on State, Development and Citizenship: Perspectives on Contemporary India, organized by the Department of Political Science, University of Kerala, 27-29 March 2017.

♦ ‘Federalism, Democracy and the National Security State in India’, paper presented at an international conference on Continuity and Change in Indian Federalism organized by the Leverhulme International Network, Universities of Endinburgh, Bristol, Nottingham, Burdwan, Delhi and Hyderabad, at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 11 January 2017.

♦ ‘Legislating Reforms: Social Welfare, Security, and Aadhaar Legislation in India’, paper presented at an international conference on Public Management in 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges’, organized by the Centre for Chinese and Public Administration Research, Sun-Yat-Sen University and University of Macau, at Macau University, China, 27-28 October 2016.

♦ ‘State, Nation Building and Violence’ paper presented at Gandhi Jayanti National Seminar on the theme “Re-imagining Gandhi: Issues and Challenges of Terrorism” on the occasion of the International Day of Nonviolence organized by Indialogue Foundation, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti and Zakir Hussain Delhi College, at Zakir Hussain Delhi College, New Delhi on October 3, 2016.

♦ ‘State, Democracy and Legitimacy in India’, paper presented in a conference on Women, State and Power: Reflections on Democracy, as part of the Golden Jubilee Year of Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi, 15-16 September 2016. 

♦ ‘Good Governance, Rule of Law and People’s Movements’, paper presented at an international conference on The New Paradigms of Local, Regional and Global Governance in India and China, as part of the 2016 Sino-India Cross-Cultural Dialogues organized by Institute of Advanced International Studies, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, 17-19 June 2016. 

♦ ‘Draconian’ and ‘Humane’ Laws: Security Regimes and Human Rights Discourse in India, paper presented at an international conference on The Emergence, Reproduction and Hegemonisation of and by Human Rights Regimes – Interdisciplinary Perspectives organized by German-South-East Asian Centre of Excellence in Public Policy and Good Governance, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Bangkok, 28-29 December, 2014.

♦ ‘Administering a Democratic Election: A Study of the National Parliamentary Election (2014), paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Public Management in the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges organized by the Public Administration and Civil Serive Bureau (Macau), Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhao, China), Macau University (Macau), 16-17 October, 2014.

♦ ‘State, Democracy and Strategies for Wellbeing in India’, paper presented at an International Conference on Social Dynamics and Wellbeing: Indian and Swiss Approaches, organized by the ICSSR and ISEC at Bengaluru, 9-10 September, 2014.

♦ ‘Reclaiming Democracy: Hunger Fasts as a Mode of Resistance’, paper presented at the Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi, 2 September 2014.

♦ ‘Courting Death’: Hunger fasts, resistance, and the question of justice’, paper presented at an International conference on Global Justice and the Global South, organized by the Department of Political Science and the School of Open Learning, Delhi University, 25-27 April 2014.

♦ ‘Election Time(s)’ in the life of Indian Democracy: Extraordinary interregnums or governance as usual’, paper presented at an International conference on State and Democracy in South Asia, organized by the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, 28th February-1st March, 2014.

♦ ‘In Search of ‘Good Democracy’: Electoral Laws, Political Dynamics and the Election Commission of India’, presented at an International Conference on A Search for Good Democracy in Asia: Procedure, Effectiveness, Performance and Integration, organized by The Department of Political Science and Diplomacy, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea, 17-18 January 2014.

♦ ‘Surveillance Regimes in Contemporary India’, presented at an international conference on States of Surveillance: Counter-Terrorism and Comparative Constitutionalism organized by the IACL Working Group on Constitutional Responses to Terrorism, the Australian Research C Laureate Project on Anti-Terrorism Laws and the Democratic Challenge and the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at the University of New South Wales, at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 13-14 December 2012.

♦ ‘Political Fasts and State Responses in Colonial and Post-Colonial India’, presented at the South Asia seminar series, Seminar Room A, HC Coombs Building, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 15 June 2012.

♦ ‘Is Constitutionalism in India Robust Enough to Protect Civil Rights?’, presented at the India Research Centre, Building W6A, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 30 May 2012.

♦ 'Cat and Mouse' Games: Hunger Strikes and Political Prisonerhood’, presented at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University Building 10, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 9 May 2012.

♦ ‘From Punishing ‘Actions’ to Reining in ‘Thoughts’: Three Regimes of Anti-Terrorism Laws in India’, presented at Asian Studies Seminar, Room 524, Brennan-McCallum building, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 29 March 2012.

♦ ‘Legality and Confessions in Colonial and Post-colonial India’ presented at the Fifth Annual South Asia Legal Studies Pre-Conference, at the University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, USA, 20 October 2011.

♦ Expert paper on ‘Historical and Contemporary Contexts of Anti-Terror Laws: India Paper’ presented at the SAHR (South Asians for Human Rights) Regional Workshop on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism Measures in South Asia to develop guidelines for states to observe when carrying out counter-terrorism measures, Kathmandu, 17-18 September, 2011.    

♦ ‘Gendered Injustices: The ‘Security State’, Political Trials and Anti-Terror Law Regimes in India’, at the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, San Francisco, 2-6 June 2011.

♦ ‘Between Moral Force and Supplementary Legality: A Model Code of Conduct in Indian Elections’, at an international conference on Election Laws in India, at the North Carolina State University, USA, for a special issue of the Election Law Journal, 20-21 May, 2011.

♦ ‘Rajdroha in Colonial and Postcolonial Times’, at a One Day Consultation Workshop on Sedition Laws and Democracy’, jointly organized by the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, National Law School University and Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore, 29 January 2011.

♦ ‘Indian Democracy in Search of a democratic state: Socio-political challenges and state responses in contemporary India’ at a Conference on South Africa and India: Dialogues on Social Justice and Contested Transitions, organised by the Centre for Sociological Research at the University of Johannesburg and the Centre for Indian Studies at the University of Witwatersrand, at the Soweto Campus of University of Johannesburg, South Africa, 4 – 6 October 2010.

♦ ‘Mapping Anti-terror legal regimes in India’ at the Second International Research Workshop, organised by the Law School of the University of New South Wales and the Gilbert + Tobin Centre for Public Law at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 5-6 August 2010.

♦ ‘Curricular Material in Hindi in the teaching of Political Science’ at a workshop on Social Science Teaching in Hindi: An Inventory and Analysis of Popular Curricular Materials, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 25 June 2010.

♦ ‘Doing Political Research: Law, Politics and the Subaltern’ at the UGC-DSA Workshop on Studying Politics versus Doing Politics, organized by the Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad, 5-6 April 2010. 

♦ Seminar Lecture on ‘Human Rights in a Globalising World: Contemporary Issues’ as Guest-in-chief at the UGC-Sponsored National Level seminar on Human Rights Education: Human Rights in the Globalizing World at Dr. Bhupendra Nath Dutta Smriti Mahavidyalaya, Burdwan, West Bengal, 26 -27 March 2010 and 27 March 2010.

♦ ‘Changing Dimensions of Policing in India’s Internal Wars: Special Police Officers and Community Policing’, paper presented at the International Conference on Social Violence and Police: Crass-National Experiences, organized by the Centre for Public Affairs, Sikkim University, Indian Council of Social Science Research, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, FMSH, and Bureau of Police Research and Development, in Gangtok (9-10 March, 2010).

♦ ‘Can There Be Just Peace? Breaking Free from a Guided Peace Framework’, paper presented at the International Conference on Human Rights: Changing Dimensions, organized by Panjab University, Chandigarh and Oxford Brookes University, U.K. (15-16 February 2010) (joint paper). 

♦ ‘The Maoist Movement in India and the Question of Civil and Democratic Rights’, paper presented at the National Seminar on The Human Rights Discourse in India: Challenges for Theory and Action, organized by the Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, 2-3 December 2009.

♦ ‘The Perversity of National Security: Anti-terror Laws and the Construction of Suspect Communities in India’, Inaugural Public Lecture at the Centre for Penology, Criminal Justice and Police Studies, Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat, 27 November 2009.

♦ ‘Emerging National Security State in India: A study of Democracy, security concerns and anti-terror laws’,  paper presented at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Indian Politics, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Pune, Pune, 19 November 2009.

♦ ‘Free and voluntary? Confessions, the right to silence and the construction of ‘voluntary’ truth’, paper presented at the International Inaugural Conference of the Law and Social Science Network (LASSNET), at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU, Delhi, 8-11 January 2009.  

♦ ‘Swaraj and the Right to Resist’, paper presented in the panel on Human Rights and Social Justice at the three day International Conference on Social Development and the Human Civilisation in the 21st Century to observe the centenary of Hind Swaraj (12-14 February 2009) at the India International Centre.

♦ ‘Human Rights of the Marginalised: The Institutional Dimension’ presented at a National Seminar on Human Rights and the Marginalised: Towards a New Agenda, organised by the Centre for Social Development, at IIC, Delhi, 6 – 7 November 2008. 

♦ ‘Anti-terror Laws in India’, paper presented at an International conference on After Empire: Global Governance Today, at the Watson Institute for International Affairs, Brown University, Providence, 13-14 June, 2008.

♦ ‘Between Affirmation and Denial: Civil Political Rights and the Supreme Court of India Since the 1990s’, paper presented at an International conference on Courting Justice, the Second BISA [Brazil India South Africa] Conference, organised by NALSAR, Hyderabad and the N. K Nambiyar Chair of Comparative SAARC and Global South Constitutional Studies, at IIC, Delhi, 27 – 29 April, 2008.

♦ ‘The Judicial Nineties: Of Truth, Power and ‘Entire State of Captivity’, paper presented at a National conference on The Judicial Nineties, organised by the Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore, 11-12 May 2008.

♦ ‘Institutional Autonomy and Issues of Democracy: The Election Commission of India’, paper presented at the seminar on Political Institutions in India: Critical Perspectives, organised by the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 18 January 2007.

♦ ‘Democracy, Military and Extraordinary Law: Variations in Extraordinariness’, paper presented at a panel discussion on Armed Forces Special Powers Act at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, 18 December 2006.

♦ ‘Penal Strategies and Political Resistance in Colonial and Independent India’ paper presented at the International Conference on Critical Legal Studies at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, 1-3 September 2006.

♦ ‘The Assam Movement, IMDT Act (1983) and the Ambivalence of Citizenship’ (co-authored) paper presented at the International conference on Towards a Theory of Law and Social Movements organised by Hauser Center, John F.Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, at the United Theological College, Bangalore, 25-27 June, 2006.

♦ ‘Dilemmas of Procedural democracy: Reading Supreme Court Judgments on Anti-Terror Laws’, paper presented at the International conference on State and Democracy in India: Critical Reflections organised by Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 23-24 March, 2006.

♦ ‘Electoral Processes, Politics of the ‘Healing Touch’ and Release of Political Prisoners in Jammu and Kashmir’, paper presented at the national conference organised by the Department of Political Science, Jammu University, 6-7 March, 2006.

♦ ‘The Raja and the Law: POTA and Caste Politics in Uttar Pradesh’, paper presented at the National seminar on ‘Structure and Dynamics of Indian Politics’ organised by the Department of Political Science, MS University of Baroda, Vadodra, 16 to 17 January, 2006.

♦ ‘The Silent Erosion: Anti-Terror Laws and Shifting Contours of Jurisprudence in India’, paper presented at the International Conference on ‘Conflicts, Law, and Constitutionalism’ held in Paris under the auspices of Maison des Sciences de L’homme, Paris, 16 to 18 February, 2005.

♦ ‘Citizens Confined: Undertrials as Marginal Citizens’, paper presented at the Conference on ‘Democracy’s Marginal Citizens’ at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, 19 to 20 November, 2004.

♦ ‘State, Extraordinary Laws and the Violence  of Jurisprudence: A Study of the Prevention of Terrorism Act in India’, paper presented at the third meeting of the Network for the Study of South Asian Politics and Political Economy (NETSAPPE) in Paris, 28 to 30 June, 2004.

♦ ‘National Security Syndrome and Implications for Centre-State Relations in India: A Study of Prevention of Terrorism Act and the Review Process’, paper presented at the Conference on ‘Good Governance in A Federal Nation’ organised by the Centre for Federal Studies, Hamdard University, New Delhi, 13-14 March 2004 and the Conference on ‘Electoral Processes in the North-Western States in India: Analyzing the Emerging Trends’ organised by the Department of Political Science, Panjab University, 17-18 March 2004.

♦ ‘Permanence of the Temporary’: State and the Emergence of Interlocking Legal Systems in India’, paper presented in Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 10 October 2003 and the Department of Political Science, Delhi University, Delhi, 15 March 2004.

♦ ‘Human Rights and Police Accountability in India’, paper presented at the Indo-French Conference on Civil Society, State and the Police in India and France, organised by Centre for Public Affairs, New Delhi and Centre de Reserches Sociologiques Sur le Droit et les Institutions Penales, Paris, February 9-11, 2004.

♦ ‘Permanence of the Temporary: Law and State in Post September 11 India’, paper presented in Developing Countries Research Centre, Delhi University, 16 September 2003.

♦ ‘Democratic Dilemmas: Can Democracy do Without Extraordinary Laws?’, paper presented in Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi, 13 August, 2002. 

♦ ‘Electoral Processes and Governance in South Asia: Statutory Framework and Institutional Arrangements of Elections in India’, paper presented at the International Conference on Electoral Processes and Governance in South Asia organized by the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka, from 21-23 June, 2002.

♦ ‘Can Democracy do Without Extraordinary Laws', presented at the Department of Sociology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 28 November, 2001.

♦ ‘Constitutionalism, Pluralities and Extraordinary Laws', presented at the International Conference on Dialogue on Democracy and Pluralism in South Asia, organised by Centre for Political Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 14-17 March, 2001.

♦ ‘Gandhi's Political Prisonerhood', presented in the Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh on 12 February, 2001.

♦ ‘Expanding the Boundaries of the Political: Crime and Terror in Indian Politics’, presented at the Seminar on ‘The Idea of the Political’ at the Department of Political Science, Delhi University, Delhi on 20-21 September, 2000; at Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh on 11 September 2000.

♦ ‘Prisoners as ‘Criminals' and Prisoners as ‘Citizens’: Nationalist Political Prisonerhood and the Question of Prisoner's Rights' presented at the National Seminar on Judicial Activism, Indian Institute of Public Administration, Jammu on 21 December 1996; National Seminar on Human Rights in Grassroots Perspective, Human Rights Programme, Hyderabad University, Hyderabad (23-25 January 1997) and Developing Countries Research Centre, Delhi University on 14 March 1997.

♦ ‘On Resistance and the Science of Torture: Hunger Strike and Forcible Feeding in Colonial Prisons' presented at Comparative Politics Group, Department of Political Science, Delhi University on 19 November 1996; Department of Political Science, Jammu University, Jammu on 20 December 1996 and Department of Sociology, Delhi University on 14 February 1997.

Special/invited Lectures, Chair and Panel Discussion

♦ Valedictory address on the theme ‘Electoral Democracy: Normative Concerns and Procedural Forms’, delivered at the National Seminar on ‘Electoral Processes and Dynamics of Democracy in India’, organized by the Department of Political Science, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi, 5 April 2018.

♦ Chair and speaker at a Social Science Research Colloquium on the theme ‘State, Identity and Citizenship’ organized by the Department of Political Science, Gauhati University, Guwahati, 24th March 2018.

♦ Chaired the Inaugural session on ‘Indian Democracy and Tribal Issues’ in the National Seminar organized by the SC/ST Advisory Committee, Satyawati College, University of Delhi on August 27, 2017.

♦ Chaired the Plenary session on ‘The State and Development in India: Is the Indian State committed to a Knowledge Society? ‘in UGC sponsored two day National Seminar on ‘Today’s India: Culture, State and Economy’, organized by Motilal Nehru College (Evening), University of Delhi, 6-7 September 2017.

♦ Chaired a session on ‘State against the Citizen’ at the three day UGC national seminar on State, Development and Citizenship: Perspectives on Contemporary India, organized by the Department of Political Science, University of Kerala, 27-29 March 2017.

♦ Chaired a session on ‘State Politics in India: Theoretical Dimensions’ in a conference organized on State Politics in India: Emerging Dimensions’ organized by the Department of Political Science, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Evening College, University of Delhi on March 21, 2017.  

♦ Chaired a special session in a conference on ‘Dr. B/ R. Ambedkar’s Vision of India’ organized by the Zakir Husain Delhi College (Evening) on March 21 and 22, 2017.  

♦ Invited lecture on the theme ‘Can the Satyagrahi be a Citizen?-Imagining a Gandhi - Ambedkar Dialogue’ organized by the Gandhi Study Circle of Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University on March 20, 2017.  

♦ Chaired the Valedictory panel in a national seminar entitled ‘Reimagining South Asia: An exploration into the history of ideas’. Political Science Department, University of Delhi on February 18, 2017.

♦ Invited lecture on ‘Indian Democracy: Challenges and Prospects’ delivered in the Annual Function organized by Samvaad, the Political Science Society, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, New Delhi on February 8, 2017.

♦ Chaired a Round Table session on ‘Pedagogic Interventions: Democratic Awareness through Laws’, in the ICSSR Northern Regional Centre Sponsored workshop on Laws and Rights at  Gargi College, University of Delhi, New Delhi on February 4, 2017.

♦ Special Lecture on 'Constitutional Democracy in India: Foundation and Contemporary Challenges' delivered at Ambedkar University Delhi on February 3, 2017.

♦ Guest of Honour at the National Seminar sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) on ‘Role of Media on Terrorism and Communalism: Its impact on Society’ organized by Ismail National Mahila P.G.College, Meerut (UP), January 28-29, 2017.

♦ Chaired Valedictory session addressed by Prof. Yogendra Yadav (Former Senior Fellow, CSDS), in a UGC sponsored National Seminar cum Workshop on ‘Language, Ethics and Governance: Decoding Logic, Argumentation and Rhetoric in Indian Politics” organized by Department of Political Science, Miranda House, University of Delhi, Delhi on January 25, 2017.

♦ Chaired Working Session on ‘National Security and Federal Governance’ in the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) sponsored Two Day International Seminar on ‘”Glocalization” and Federal Governance in India: Understanding the Emerging Issues’ organized by the Department of Political Science, Kalindi College, University of Delhi, Delhi on January 20, 2017.

♦ Keynote address on ‘Development and the Idea of India’, delivered in the UGC sponsored National seminar on ‘The Idea of Inclusive Development in India: Towards an Egalitarian Society and Nation’organized by the Department of Political Science, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College, University of Delhi, New Delhi on January 12, 2017.

♦ Lecture on ‘Constitutional Democracy in India’ delivered in a workshop on Constitution Day, organized by the Centre for Competitive Examinations, Panjab University, Chandigarh on November 26, 2016.

♦ Lecture on "Situating Caste, Class and Gender in Criminal Justice System in India’ delivered in Shyam Lal College, Delhi University, Delhi, on November 8, 2016.

♦ Inaugural lecture on ‘Dr. B R Ambedkar and Democracy in Contemporary India,’ delivered for the Chanakya Annual Academic Fest at the Maharaja Agrasen College, Delhi University, Delhi, on October 7, 2016.

♦ Lecture on ‘Law and Governance’ delivered in Daulat Ram College, Delhi University, Delhi on October 4, 2016. The lecture was organized by Libertas.

♦ Panel discussant on the theme ‘Capital Punishment: An Analysis’, organized by Department of Philosophy, Kirorimal College, University of Delhi, Delhi on September 30, 2016. 

♦ Lecture on ‘Human Rights Traditions in different Cultures / Civilizations (Africa, Chinese, Hindu-Buddhist and Islamic’ delivered at the Centre for Human Rights Studies, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi, New Delhi on 18 September 2016.

♦ Lecture on ‘National Security Laws and Democracy in India’, delivered at the Centre for Competitive Examination’ Panjab University, Chandigarh, 12 September 2016.

♦ Lecture on ‘The Journey of Indian Democracy and Dr. Ambedkar’s Thought’, an interdisciplinary talk delivered at Bharati College, University of Delhi, 6 September 2016.

♦ Paper presented on ‘Armed Forces Special Powers Act and other Extraordinary Security Laws in India’ in a Panel Discussion on Democracy and National Security Debates in India, organized by AVAAM, The Association of the Department of Political Science, Zakir Husain Delhi College (M), University of Delhi, Delhi on September 3, 2016.

♦ Lecture on ‘Your Laws, Your Rights’ delivered for the orientation seminar organized by REPUBLICA, The Association of Political Science at Atma Ram Sanatan Dhrm College, University of Delhi, New Delhi on 27 August 2016.

♦ Lecture on ‘Your Laws, Your Right: Understanding Laws Through the Lens of Rights’, delivered at the Department of Political Science, Indraprastha College, Delhi University, 9 August 2016.

♦ Lecture on ‘Law and Politics: Anti-Terror Measures in India’, delivered at the School of Government, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 17th June 2016.

♦ Lecture on ‘Elections and Democracy’, at the Department of Political Science, Kashmir University, Srinagar, 19 April 2014.

♦ Professor Pradeep Kumar Memorial Lecture on ‘Reclaiming Democracy: Political Fasts as a Mode of Resistance’, at Panjab University, Chandigarh, 26 February 2013.

♦ Lecture on ‘Role of Judges in a Constitutional Democracy: A Critical Perspective’, January 9, 2011, at the National Orientation Programme for Newly Appointed Civil Judges, National Judicial Academy India, Bhopal, January 7-18, 2011.

♦ Lecture on ‘Human Rights Law’, 9 May 2011, in the workshop on Core Legal Knowledge as part of the National Judicial Excellence Enhancement Programme (JEEP)-(Second Visit) Workshop on Court Management, National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, 6-12 May, 2011.

♦ Lectures on the themes: India - A Constitutional Democracy and Constitutional Vision of Justice, delivered at the national orientation programme for civil judges, at the National Judicial Academy at Bhopal, 4-6 February, 2011.  

♦ Lecture on ‘MCOCA and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act 1967: Legal, Procedural and Human Rights Issues Before the Courts at the Trial and Pre-Trial State Pending Investigation’, at the Orientation Course on Adjudication of Offences against the State and National Security, at the Delhi Judicial Academy, Delhi, 29 August, 2009.

♦ Lectures on the themes: Evolution of Civil Liberties in a Constitutional Democracy and India’s Experience with Anti-terror Laws, delivered at a Judicial Seminar on ‘Protection of Civil Liberties: Role of Subordinate Courts in Protection of Civil Liberties’ organized by the National Judicial Academy at Bhopal, 4-6 February, 2011.  

♦ Dr. Parmanand Memorial Lecture on ‘How many Gandhis and Mandelas more?  Indian Democracy and the Civil Rights Movement’, delivered at the School of Open Learning, University of Delhi, 3 February 2011.

♦ Special lecture on ‘Sarvajanhitaya ki Avadharna: Vartaman Uttar Pradesh Shasan ki Neetiyon ke Sandarbha mein’, delivered as chief guest at the Brahmavarta Snatakottar College, Kanpur, 28 January 2011.

Workshop and Training Programmes

♦ ‘Outline of the Legal System in India’, paper presented at a Workshop on Legal Literacy and Your Laws, Your Rights (6 to 10 November 2018), organized by the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, Delhi, 6 November 2018.

♦ Resource Person for Capacity Building Programme on Political Science for CBSE teachers (Class XII), CBSE Centre for Excellence, at The Millennium School, Panipat, 12 and 13 January 2018. 

♦ Resource Person for Capacity Building Programme on Political Science for CBSE teachers (Class XII), CBSE Centre for Excellence, at Amity International School, Ghaziabad, 22 and 23 February 2018.

Panel Organisation

♦ Organised a panel on ‘Terror, Law and Bio-politics: Exploring Extraordinariness’ with Julia Eckert at the International Inaugural Conference of the Law and Social Science Network held at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU, 8-11 January 2009.

♦ Organised and chaired a panel on ‘Security Laws: Anti-terror laws and the Securitization of Liberty’, at the Human Rights Assembly convened by Amnesty International at the India International Centre, New Delhi, 1-2 April, 2007.

UGC Refresher Course Coordinator

♦ Coordinated a UGC sponsored Refresher Course in Political Science from 4-24 March, 2011, at the Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education, Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Delhi.

Research Awards:

♦ Nehru Memorial Museum & Library Fellowship at Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi, January 2002 to November 2004. 

♦ Felix Scholarship by School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London for research leading to a PhD in Political Studies, from October 1992 to September 1996.

♦ Junior Research Fellowship by the University Grants Commission on qualifying National Educational Test (NET) held in August 1986. 

Member of Editorial Boards

♦ Member, editorial team of the journal Studies in Indian Politics, published by Sage (ISSN 2321-0230) as Book Review Editor, 2013 onwards.

♦ Advisory Board Member, Research Journal Social Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh (ISSN 0251-348x) (2014 onwards)

♦ Editorial Board Member, Journal of Social and Religious Practice, Taylor and Francis, (ISSN 2056-6093 (Print) 2056-6107 (online) 2015 onwards.

♦ Advisor, Textbook Development Committee, Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE), Srinagar / Jammu (2015-16).

♦ Editorial Board Member, Pratimaan, Indian Languages Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi (2013 onwards) 

Professional

♦ Member, Summer Institute Workshop on ‘Global Governance’ at the Watson Institute for International studies at Brown University, Providence (9-12 June 2008). The workshop focused on new approaches to International Law Networks to ignite new intellectual questions and engage ideas from the disciplines and schools of thought within law currently shaping global governance. 

♦ Core Member of the Network for the Study of South Asian Politics and Political Economy (NETSAPPE), a project of the Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Michigan, U.S.A (2001-2004).

Positions of Responsibility 

University of Delhi

♦ Head, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, Delhi, 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2015

♦ Member, CBCS Oversight Committee, constituted by the University of Delhi for the smooth implementation of the Choice Based Credit System, 2016 onwards.

♦ Vice Chancellor’s nominee on Board of Research Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Delhi, for a period of two years beginning November 18, 2015.

♦ Vice Chancellor’s nominee on Board of Research Studies, Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Delhi South Campus (UDSC), for a period of two years beginning October 14, 2015.

♦ Vice Chancellor’s nominee on Departmental Research Committee (DRC), Department of History, University of Delhi for a period of two years with effect from August 2, 2014.  

♦ Member, Committee of Courses and Studies in Education (Liberal) of the Department of Education, University of Delhi, 10 January 2014 onwards for a period of three years

♦ Member, Advisory Committee of the Directorate of Hindi Medium Implementation, Delhi University, Delhi for a period of two years from 1 August 2013.

♦ Member, Sub-Committee of the Academic Council relating to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, University of Delhi, Delhi, 21 August 2014 onwards.

♦ University Representative on the Governing Body of Daulat Ram College, Delhi University, 22 January 2013 onwards till January 2015.

♦ University Representative on the Governing Body of Aditi Mahavidyala, University of Delhi, 1 December 2012 to December 2014.

♦ Executive Council nominee on the Managing Committee of University Hostel for Women 13 October 2012 to 31 January 2018.

♦ Member, Governing Body, Ram Lal Anand College, University of Delhi, 7 June 2011 to 6 June 2014, and 7 June 2014 onwards.

♦ Vice Chancellor’s nominee, Departmental Research Council (DRC) in the Department of History 2 August 2012 onwards for a period of two years

♦ Convenor, Committee of Courses (Political Science), Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, for a period of three years from 14th September 2012

♦ University Representative on the Governing Body of Bhagini Nivedita College, University of Delhi, from 23 September 2010 to June 2011

♦ University Representative on the Governing Body of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi, from 29 December 2010 to December 2012

♦ Professor-in-charge, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi South Campus (UDSC), Delhi University 2007 to October 2012

♦ Teacher in-charge, Department of Political Science, Hindu College, Delhi University from April 1997 to March 1998

♦ Member, Governing Body, Hindu College, Delhi University from May 1997 to April 1998

♦ Deputy Director, Developing Countries Research Centre, an interdisciplinary research centre of Delhi University from January 1998 to April 1998

University Grants Commission 

♦ Member (2015), University Grants Commission’s Expert Committee to outline the roadmap of research schemes for the next ten years.

♦ UGC nominee on the Inter Disciplinary Advisory Committee of Centre for Federal Studies at Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi under Area Study Programme from June 2014 onwards.

Central Universities

♦ External Member, Committee of Studies, Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, for a period of three years from April 19, 2016.

♦ External Member, Board of Studies, Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, for a period of three years (2016-19).

♦ External Member, Committee of Studies, Dr.K.R.Naraynan Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi for a period of three years from August 11, 2015.

♦ Vice Chancellor’s nominee as Subject Expert on Board of Studies, Department of Political Science, Central University, Mahendergarh, Haryana for a period of three years from July 24, 2015.

♦ Member, Board of School for Ambedkar Studies, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, January 2015 to December 2017.

Other Universities

♦ Member, Board of Studies, School of Law, Governance and Citizenship, Ambedkar University Delhi, Delhi, for a period of three years from 11 December 2017.

♦ ‘Co-opted  Member of Faculty of Arts and Social Science, at Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar,  for a period of  two years, from July 1, 2016 to June30, 2018.

♦ Outside Expert in Faculty of Social Sciences, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak for a period of two years August 2013 onwards. 

Curriculum Advancement

Delhi University

♦ 2013, Steered the revision and restructuring of the entire undergraduate course structure and syllabi of Delhi University under the Four Year Undergraduate Programme of the University, as chairperson of the Political Science Department.

♦ 2011, Convenor, for revision of undergraduate [BA (Hons) and BA (Programme)] compulsory and optional courses for the following streams: Colonialism in India, Nationalism in India, Indian Politics and Comparative Politics courses. 

♦ 2010, Convenor, for revision of postgraduate courses in the following streams: Indian Politics and Comparative Politics.

♦ 2008, Convener, Indian Government and Politics group for revision of undergraduate BA (Hons) compulsory and optional courses in Political Science.

♦ 2006-09, Member of the Curriculum Committee of the B.A. Application course in Legal Literacy initiated in 2006, which coordinated the teaching of the course in the University and produced web-literature including chapters written by Delhi University teachers. 

Other Universities

2010, Member, Board of Studies for Political Science, Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur.

1998, Involved in revision, restructuring and introduction of new graduate courses in Political Science Department, Panjab University (academic year 1998-99 onwards).

NCERT and CBSE

♦ Convener, CBSE Course Committee for Political Science, 2012 onwards.

♦ Advisor, NCERT Committee for the Development of Political Science Textbook for Class XII titled ‘Politics in India since Independence’, under the National Curriculum Framework – 2005, from 2007 to 2008.  The textbook has been edited and produced for the Class XII CBSE examination, 2008 onwards.

♦ Member, syllabus committee for the course ‘Introduction to Human Rights and Gender Studies, an elective course at the Higher Secondary Stage under the NCERT National Curriculum Framework 2005 (April-May 2007).

IGNOU

♦ 2002-03, Wrote the following units for the new syllabus for Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) beginning September 2002: (a) ‘Crime, Repression and Terror in Indian Politics’ (Government and Politics in India), (b) ‘Authority and Legitimacy’ (Political Ideas and Ideologies), (c) ‘Nature, Scope and Utility of a Comparative Study of Politics’, ‘Comparative Method and Strategies of Comparison’, ‘The Institutional Approach’, ‘The Political Economy Approach’ (all for Comparative Government and Politics).                                                                                             

♦ Refresher and Orientation Courses at various Universities and the National Judicial Academy

♦ Resource person in the General Orientation Course organized by the Human Resource Development Centre, University of Kashmir, 19  and 20 February 2018.

♦ Resource person in an orientation seminar for Ability Enhancement (skill based) undergraduate course ‘Your Laws, Your Rights’ in Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Delhi University, 27 August, 2016.

♦ Resource person in the Orientation Course held by the CPDHE/UGC-HRDC (Delhi University) to lecture on the topic ‘Human Rights in the Globalising World” National and Global Trajectories’, 10 June 2016.

♦ Resource person for delivering lectures at the Refresher Course and Orientation Course Programmes organised under UGC guidelines at the Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University; CPDHE, Delhi University; Academic Staff College, Panjab University, Chandigarh; Refresher Course Centre, Government P.G.College, Morena, M.P; Academic Staff College, Jammu University, Jammu; Centre for Women’s Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh; Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla; ICSSR sponsored workshop on Quantitative Research Methods in the North-Western Region ICSSR Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh; UGC Refresher Course on Research Methodology at the Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Public meetings

♦ Talk on ‘Political Proscription and Criminalization of People’s Politics’, at a conference on Resisting Bans, Reclaiming Democracy: Struggle for Rights, Freedoms and Justice, organised by the Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations (CDRO), at the Indian Society of International Law, 10th September, 2016.

Panel / Session Chairs

♦ Chaired a session on ‘Politics, Institutions and Village India’, in an international conference organized by the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi on ‘Polity as Fiction, Fiction as Reality: Fifty Years of Raag Darbari’, 29-30 January 2018.     

♦ Chaired a session on ‘Rethinking Federalism and Governance’ in the two day workshop organized by Leverhulme International Research Network for the project on ‘Continuity and Changing Indian Federalism’ at Political Science Department, University of Delhi, Delhi, December 5, 2016.

♦ Chaired a session on the theme Law, Society and Politics, Northern Region fourth Social Science Congress organized by Jiwaji University, Gwalior and ICSSR, Northern Region, New Delhi, held at Gwalior on September 23, 2016.

♦ Chaired a session on ‘Prof. Randhir Singh: Theory and Reminiscences’, in the Third Creative Theory Colloquium, 5-6 September, 2016, at the IIC, New Delhi.

♦ Chaired a session on ‘Democratisation in Post-Soviet States’ in an International Conference on Twenty Five Years of Post-Soviet Experience: Perspectives on Nation Building and Democratisation, organized by the Centre for Russian & Central Asian Studies School of International Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi India, 2-4 November, 2016.

♦ Panelist at the session on Lassnet Authors: Book Panel: Bhan and Bhuwania, to discuss the book Courting the People: Public Interest Litigtion in Post-Emergency India (author: Anuj Bhuwania, Cambridge University Press, October 2016) at the 4th Lassnet International Conference on Thinking With Evidence: Seeking Certainty, Making Truth 

Contact

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