The much-acclaimed The Politics of Dialogue Ashgate, was the culmination of his work on justice, rights, and peace. His particular researches have been on migration and refugee studies, the theory and practices of dialogue, nationalism and post-colonial statehood in South Asia, and new regimes of technological restructuring and labour control. His recent political writings published in the form of a 2 volume account, The Materiality of Politics Anthem Press, , and the just published The Emergence of the Political Subject Sage, have challenged some of the prevailing accounts of the birth of nationalism and the nation state, and have signalled a new turn in critical post-colonial thinking.
Email : ranabir mcrg. Her research interests pertain to Forced Migration and Border studies in the context of Asia. Under this, she wrote a paper on women trafficked from Bangladesh incarcerated in jails of West Bengal, India. Her recent research in CRG focused on the Rohingya refugees as part of the perilous irregular maritime migrants to the shores of South East Asian nations like Thailand and Malaysia.
In this work she tried to trace the history and context of such maritime drives, reasons that allure them to take to the sea, and also the recent media attention to the phenomenon generating mass awareness of the issue internationally, especially in Bangladesh, and to some extent, India. The recent focus on the plight of the boatpeople on the high seas therefore, shows the need of a comprehensive research and continuous advocacy to keep the issue relevant. Currently she is working on patterns of migration in Northeast India in wake of the Look East policy of the Indian government, whether population mobility is impacted upon by the developmental trajectory of the government in the region and issues of out migration from Northeast top the rest of India.
He has several publications to his credit in Bengali and English.
Dasgupta has recently received the prestigious Lila Roy Smarak Purashkar Lila Roy Memorial Award for essays, interviews and translations published in English and Bengali in journals, magazines and anthologies. Ghosh Draft Paper for A. He had previously been associated with Bengal Post, a Kolkata based daily.
His doctoral research was lodged around conjoint concerns of political economy and cultural anthropology in the context of small town mofussil Bengal in the nineteenth century. Jha Draft Paper Abstract M. Kumar Draft Paper. Manish K. He is a member of several research organisations and has been activelyengaged with development practice, policy advocacy, and relief and rehabilitation work in post disaster situation.
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Email: manishj tiss. His dissertation tries to understand the evolution of new forms of governance, sovereignty and labour processes and politics in the context of infrastructure. He studied Delhi airport for his thesis. He has earlier worked on logistics of migration, disaster management and governance in Bihar. His interest is in the issues of logistics, migration and labour and politics.
He is now currently working on the dialogic relationship between the nature, evolution and innovation of the Indian state with social and political movements in India. Ranabir Samaddar. Experts 1.
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Comments 2. Sandip Bandyopadhyay is a noted independent researcher, activist and public intellectual of Kolkata. For many years, he has been doing research on labour issues, communal riots, refugees and left politics in West Bengal. His publishes regularly in various Bengali journals and in Economic and Political Weekly. Comments 3. Kumar Rana 1. Working with the Pratichi Trust since and helped develop the research team of the Trust that has taken shape of the Pratichi Institute in Led several primary investigations on primary education, health delivery, food and nutrition carried out by the Trust.
Was part of a two-years ethnographic research project on seasonal migration in Eastern India carried out by the School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia. Joined active politics while pursuing high school education, and was involved in a series of movements on land, wage, forest and Jharkhand separate statehood. Contributed to journals like the Economic and Political Weekly , and newspapers like the AnandabazarPatrika.
Contributory author of a number of volumes edited by eminent scholars. Authored several reports of the investigations carried out by the Pratichi Trust. Published a number of books in Bangla. Comments 4.
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A sociologist by training, Prof. Pushpendra has been engaged in teaching, research and activism. He has also contributed in the Right to Food Campaign as a campaigner and state adviser to the Commissioners of the Supreme Court. As part of his work with ActionAid India, he was actively engaged in dalit and tribal rights in Bihar and Jharkhand. He made valuable contribution in human rights assessment of the tsunami relief and resettlement in five tsunami-affected countries.
His academic contributions have been in the area of land reforms and agrarian relations, rural labour, castes, displacement and rehabilitation, governance and elementary education. Sinha in D. Narasimha Reddy ed. Karan in Santosh Mehrotra ed. Comments 6. Comments 7. After returning to India he was Visiting Fellow at the V.
A previous classes. He has also taught MPhil classes on Research Methods. He has been involved in the establishment of the Association of Indian Labour Historians AILH and actively promoted international academic cooperation around issues of history of labor and Global History. Comments 8.
Thereafter he earned his master's degree in English literature from the University of Calcutta. Since his college days, he has written poems, short stories and essays in Bengali and English. He is a member of the Publisher and Bookseller's Guild, the organizers of the Kolkata Book Fair, which is Asia's largest book fair and the most attended book fair in the world. He was elected Secretary of the Guild for three successive terms, between , and during his tenure, the noted French Philosopher Jacques Derrida inaugurated the Kolkata Book Fair in He was also the associate producer of Paul Cox's film "Force of Destiny" released in He is currently associated with St.
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Thomas' College of Engineering and Technology, Kolkata. It documented the myriad experiences that played out across four decades in the Bengali cultural and political landscape, and shaped Anustup and what it stands for. He is also the author of the Bengali book titled "Parasmaipadi" which is a collection of his selected articles. Comments 9. His research interest relates to the interface of society and politics and economic morals.
Currently he is trying to reconstruct the history of early twentieth century banking crisis in Bengal with a particular focus on the victims. This is a part of history of greed in Bengal. His teaching in Presidency College began in His doctoral research was on role of family in political education of the young in family. My current research interest is in economic morals. In his illustrious career spanning close to four decades, Prof. Professor Upadhayaya holds M. Earlier this year Prof. Comments His latest book Riots as Rituals is based on his research on communal relations, mobilization and violence with the Bhagalpur riots in the Backdrop.
An academician-activist to the core, he is a practitioner of emancipator and anti-oppressive approach in Social Work. He has designed and implemented rehabilitative and re-conciliatory action projects in Gujarat and Rajasthan and has been part of several civil society fact-finding teams to respond to instances of violence and atrocities. He is also a visiting faculty to School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. He has worked as consultant with Oxfam Gujarat on its initiative on Peace building and Conflict reduction in West India and was instrumental in creating in Urja Ghar-an open and shared space for communities in riot affected Gujarat.
He was also offered the position of Programme Coordinator for the Peace building and Conflict reduction programme in West India. He has coordinated a national study on Social Exclusion of Dalit and minority children from the sphere of education. He has coordinated and led teams of NGOs and trainee social workers for relief and rehabilitation work in the earthquake affected Kutch district of Gujarat with particular emphasis on marginalized and the vulnerable groups.
As part of her current work on borders and women, she has authored numerous papers on women in conflict situations in northeast India. Currently she is working on women in peace movements in South Asia and on borders and boundaries in the region.
She has authored and edited a number of books. Comments 1 Comments 2 3. Meghna Guhathakurta is executive director of Research Initiatives Bangladesh RIB , a research support organization based in Dhaka, which specializes in action research with marginalized communities. From to , she taught International Relations at the University of Dhaka. London: Routledge: Reprint of article in Third Text.
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